It is a shocker but one that I have to say, I have very fond memories of - Clarks sandals. Not any old Clarks sandals but thee Clarks sandals. As per mentioned on page 106 of June's British Vogue in the 'More Dash than Cash' section.
I loved my summer sandals and lets face it my mother didn't veer off script for years, it was the same pair but maybe a different colour every summer. When I got fitted for my sandals I knew summer was on its way and I would be able to run wild and stay up later and get tan marks on my feet. I had red, blue, tan and white ones over the years and it was only in my second year of secondary school that I put my foot down and refused to wear any more Clarks shoes or sandals.
Yet up until that point of teenage angst and peer pressure I'd been happy to wear any old shoe as I cared more for larking about and having fun. I saw a pair of what I consider retro sandals in Aldo a couple of weeks ago and was reminded of wearing such a style and have been thinking about buying a pair. So when Vogue featured old school sandals I was hooked. I know I want tan, I'm not sure I'll go Clarks, but then again I do love the buckles and the memories. My mother will have to sit down if she finds me rocking up in a pair!
Did you have these style sandals as a child? What sort of summer memories stick out in your mind?