Men and women have been wearing sandals for centuries. Someone once said sandals are the perfect foot covering even though they don’t cover much of the foot. Sandal styles haven’t changed much over the years. The basic thong, toe ring, ankle strap and cross band have been tweaked using different materials, accessories and heel heights over the years. The major shoe brands depend on sandal sales every year. Most shoe companies would have a tough time making their projected sales figures if sandal sales dropped out of the sales volume forecast. But that happens from time-to-time. Consumers that get bored with the latest tweaks on the basic silhouettes wear last year’s styles. Shoe companies go back to their product development drawing boards, and they try to reinvent a style or styles that was popular in another century.
Dolce & Gabbana has built a reputation selling fashion clothing and shoes. Sandals have been a big part of their product line. The Italians take pride in the fact that they know more about sandals than other cultures, but that’s not really true. Dolce & Gabbana came under fire recently when they introduced another version of the gladiator sandal and called it a “Slave Sandal,” according to an article originally posted by Footwear News and the SydneyMorningHerald.com. This new version of a pom-pom covered gladiator that retailed for more than $3,255. But the critics didn’t like the new name and Dolce & Gabbana pulled the sandal from their product mix.
JustFab, the online fashion house, likes to offer consumers unique gladiator styles that other retail and online stores don’t offer. The designers at JustFab play close attention to the latest looks in Europe and other parts of the world and develop a fashion line that combines trends, reasonable prices, and an easy online shopping experience.
The Los Angeles-based JustFab on retailmenot has a product development department that searches the world for clothes, bags, shoes, and accessories that are unique, timely and personal. Shipping is always free, and their personalized shopper mindset and direct from the manufacturer approach is the key to finding styles that are worth more than the price.
SWball April 21, 2016
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