Gods and Goddesses: what was the secret to their divine powers? Their sandals.
Mythology dictates that a special sandal maker on the island of Crete crafted each pair and enriched each with unique and magical power. Whilst these Ancient Greek Sandals might not give you the ability to fly or throw thunderbolts at Hades, they do add a little bit of ancient magic to your wardrobe.
The genius behind the brand? Balenciaga and Louis Vuitton trained Christina Martini and her MBA graduate co-founder Nikolas Minoglou. These Greek natives use the rich ancient history of their homeland and combine the best of traditional handcraft with contemporary design.
Mythology plays a dominant role with winged ankles being the brands most dynamic trademark. The Ikaria sandal comes in a variety of colours from gilded gold to tar-black.
Ancient treasures and artefacts also lace the collection with the Chrysso and Lysistrate sandals studded by embellishments that mimic crumbled pieces of ancient Greek jewellery and beads.
The Carven X AGS sandal demands attention in all of its high-legged-haute glory. Dynamic jet-black leather is daring and exciting, and screams with all the command of Athena, goddess of warfare and wisdom.
Using a muted colour palette with natural and earthy hues that are native to ancient Greek culture, the result is naturally authentic aesthetic. The spectrum moves into shimmering metallic’s to imitate ancient Greek coins and lost treasures.
Worthy of not only the Gods, the sandals have been spotted on celebrities too. Gwyneth Paltrow and Michelle Williams have been big fans of the label since its launch in 2012.
Ancient Greek sandals combine contemporary design, with sophistication and comfort. Walk in the footsteps of goddesses and enrich your wardrobe with some magic, mythology and culture.