Three is a trend, but we spotted at least six iterations of Tevas on the runways of New York Fashion Week. We think that makes for a certifiable craze.
While the return of practical, arguably "ugly" shoes is an old concept by now—Havaiana flips-flops, Crocs, and Birkenstocks have been in and out of rotation as well—it makes a strong statement when so many different designers agree on the same footwear to represent their new collections. For S/S 19, the message couldn't have been clearer: Get yourself a pair of Teva sandals.
Luckily, like with the practical and polarizing shoe trends that came before it, we're looking at a very low buy-in to try this trend for ourselves. The original two-strap Teva sandals cost $50. If you want something a bit bolder, the chunkier flatform pairs begin at $60 while the completely tricked-out pairs à la Area's crystal ones are a bit more of an investment.
Scroll down for all six examples of Tevas and Teva-inspired sandals at the New York shows. We'll keep our eyes peeled the rest of fashion month to determine whether this trend goes international.
Collina Strada paired Teva with tie-dye socks, just like you might have done at summer camp.
Extend the life of your party dresses by wearing them with Tevas.
While not Tevas exactly, these puffy magenta sandals at Nanushka shared a similar, but perhaps more elegant, aesthetic (one this editor is very into).
What's hiding under all that great fringe? You know.
Looking for something even more extra? Beaded fringe!
Anna Sui's printed platforms were not for the faint of heart.
Shop Tevas Starting at $50