The barely there sandal is everywhere right now but few actually get the look right.
One of them that do is Colombian-born French designer Haider Ackermann with this ‘Buckle Iggy’ sandal from his Spring/Summer 2012 collection. This sandal features the slimmest of straps and the thinnest of heels but that buckled ankle strap and front platform ensure that it still brings it in terms of style:
Haider Ackermann Buckle Iggy stilettos in black, $1,407.17
I love the sharp contrast between those thin top straps and the thicker ones at the ankle, sides and platform. It almost gives this sandal that weird vamp-less look. The crisscrossing straps make the sandal look dainty but it’s also chunky and heavy at the same time! Haider Ackermann really played with the proportions here but amazingly, he got the balance among the sole, pitch, platform and heel just right.
I do have apprehensions on how well those thin straps would hold up when you walk in these sandals but they’re securely anchored by that loop at the sides, right? Right?
These sandals also come in this sand color:
Haider Ackermann Buckle Iggy stilettos in sand
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