Chloé has just launched a summer sandal – and it's already Katie Holmes’ footwear of choice
The collaboration is a playful mix of Teva’s function-first, durable credentials and Chloé’s signature house designs
French luxury fashion house Chloé and the California-based footwear brand Teva – known for being the strappy sandal pioneers of the ‘80s – have partnered for a line of exclusive summer sandals.
The collaboration is a playful mix of Teva’s function-first, durable credentials and Chloé’s signature house designs. The three-style project offers luxed-up versions of Teva’ most iconic sandals – the strappy Hurricane XLT2 and the platform Hurricane XLT2 Ampsole – which are given the Chloé treatment with house logos adorning the straps.
The three colourways – a crisp white, cream, and hot pink – scale the subtle-to-dopamine dressing scale perfectly, and they’re the kind of summer sandal that accommodates city stomping or beach sunbathing – depending on your summer plans.
Katie Holmes tried and tested the city stomping option for us, after she was photographed wearing the white Ampsole sandals on Tuesday – the day of their launch. She paired the sportswear sandals with a white maxi skirt, a V-neck jumper, layered necklaces, chunky black sunglasses, and Totême’s T-Lock handbag.
Teva isn’t unaccustomed to a collaboration hype, though: previous partnerships include Anna Sui, Ugg, and singer Jhené Aiko. And, its celebrity-approved roster includes cult street stylers Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner.
In 2019, Teva’s Hurricane XLT2 sandals were ranked as the hottest women’s shoe and the second hottest women’s product for the second quarter of 2019, according to the fashion-tech company Lyst.
As such, positioning itself alongside a legacy luxury fashion house is a move that makes sense for Teva — especially where their sustainability credentials align. In 2020, Teva transitioned 100 per cent of its straps to traceable, recycled plastic made from post-consumer plastic bottles – and they have since diverted 40 million plastic bottles from landfills, according to the brand.
Meanwhile, in 2021, Chloé became the first luxury fashion house to earn a B-Corp Certification: the most rigorous and internationally-recognised certification of a company's social and environmental performance.So, happy sustainable stomping, as they say.