Trendspotting: sports sandals

This proves that anything old or considered uncool can be in trend again… if some people want it to.

Remember those rubber, ugly-ish sports sandals with velcro closure you buy from BATA when you’re young and wear as a kid? Alexander Wang and P.A.M (Perks And Mini, a Melbourne label) have an updated, cooler version of those for Spring/Summer 2012.

A Wang’s version is named after model Karlie Kloss, and the ‘Karlies’ are now available at his new standalone store at Hilton Hotel Singapore for S$610. P.A.M’s version has a wooden platform and is coveted by style icon Hilary Tsui. It’s available at LN-CC for about 400+ pounds, or you can get it at the P.A.M stores in Melbourne!

I will definitely give these sandals a try someday, or maybe I will dig out the uncool ones…