We might be in the throes of fall, but here in sunny LA there's one sandal that just refuses to be vanquished: Stuart Weitzman's 'Nudist' Sandal. Seriously, it's everywhere — think of just about any celebrity at any movie premiere, awards ceremony, or talk show within the last year or so, and you'll find it in spades. They may seem innocuous enough, but they've become something of a sleeper phenomenon — literally everyone from Khloe Kardashian to Karlie Kloss has a pair. I'm not much of a shoe girl, but even I started to take heed once my favorite fashion blog Tom and Lorenzo started complaining about them (they say that the inherent uncomfortableness of the barely-there shoe gives ladies "monkey toes").
Drawbacks aside, count me in as a fan. They look especially good with wildly printed dresses, as they tend to be more on the unobtrusive side; they're good supporting players that let the clothes do the real talking — and that's where they get their magical, world-dominating powers. Oddly enough, it's actually their blank-slateness that has made them the ubiquitous celebrity staple of 2014. So scroll down to see the "naked shoe" invasion of Hollywood first-hand — and where to get some for yourself, of course!
Chloe Grace Moretz
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
So many sandal clones! And believe me, that's just a small sampling of the shoe (it's everywhere). But now that we've gotten a taste for the shoe, where do we turn to get some for ourselves? Well, if you've got the big bucks, you can always drop by Nordstrom and pick up a pair for around $400...
They are awfully pretty, no?
Stuart Weitzman 'Nudist' Sandal, $398, Nordstrom
Or, if you don't have a large disposable income, fast fashion shoe brands are a great place to start. Like Aldo:
Ooh! They even have an iridescent finish!
Daeng High-Heels, $80, ALDO
Not bad for $318.05 less than the original!
Stecy, $79.95, STEVE MADDEN
Are you fan of the trend? Shocked by its pervasiveness? Lying in wait for the next big thing of 2015? All of the above?
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