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Every summer, I wear two go-to pairs of shoes. Generally one easy black sandal with a block heel or none at all, and then to its opposite, a pretty loud show-off shoe. The latter in years past have included a colorful pearl-embellished platform and a pair of backless metallic loafers. Truly, “loud” is the only actual criteria.
This year, that shoe will undoubtedly be the Brother Vellies Marabou Lamu Sandal ($285) in pink. I’ve seen them pretty much everywhere since last summer — from Eva Chen to my boss — and after a brief winter hiatus, they’re back in stock.
They’re really beautiful and insanely comfortable, with a cross-front style on a vegetable-tanned leather sole that’s covered in pink feathers (!). They’re the opposite of subtle, and that’s why I love them. Plus, I’ve wanted something from the brand for years now, and at $285, these stand to be one of the more affordable items on the site, if not the most.
They’re available for pre-order right now and are slated to ship toward the end of April. Normally the idea of waiting for something over a month after the money swiftly leaves my bank account would be (really) annoying, but considering New York City is still bracing itself for snowfall, I’ll get them just at the perfect time.