This is a sandal scandal!
Pardon me? I believe this form of footwear has been around since folks were numbering their years with BC instead of AD. Sandals were not created for some Milan fashion show.
So despite countless ancient marble statues showing Greeks and Romans wearing leather flip-flops, we’re supposed to think some Versace designer just woke up one recent morning and said, “Whoa! I’ve got SUCH an idea for shoes! Leather soles and straps! It’s so much better than loafers or pumps!”
Oh sure. And this is 2008 BC and I’m off to kill some big dude with my slingshot.
A model displays a creation as part of Versace Spring/ Summer 2009 men’s collection during Milan Fashion Week June 21, 2008. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo