March 6, 1994 |
There's no need to sell Brother Sebastian Tobin on the health and style benefits of sandals. The 56-year-old Franciscan spends his days at a workbench in New York City's St. Francis of Assisi Parish, where he handcrafts leather sandals for church and lay customers. "I don't know how many pairs I make a year," Tobin said. "All I know is that I'm about six months behind on orders. There are only a handful of people who do what I do."
October 12, 1997 |
William E. Nixon thinks the Washington Police Department may be getting carried away with its "zero tolerance" policy toward crime. Nixon, a Washington cabdriver for 12 years, was parked outside the Washington Court Hotel on New Jersey Avenue NW one recent Sunday, reading a newspaper. It was a warm day, and he was dressed casually: slacks, shirt, sandals. As Nixon sat reading, Officer Wanda Harris approached his cab and stuck her head through an open window. "Hi," Nixon recalled her saying.
February 3, 2014 |
Could we be in the midst of a comfort shoe revolution? It's certainly starting to look - and feel - like it. After years of tripping and tottering, women are stepping down from heels and platforms and settling into shoes that are more down-to-earth, whether it's a Birkenstock-like slide sandal, a slip-on skater sneaker or a running shoe. For spring, designers are offering an array of comfy-chic styles, including Valentino's Rockstud Camo running shoe ($795), Givenchy's Rose Camouflage slip-on sneaker ($570)
March 13, 1994 |
It's midwinter, and another layer of snow has just fallen on frigid Buffalo, N.Y. But Ron Pecci, a Franciscan priest, is wearing sandals as he navigates the snowdrifts that ring St. Rita and St. Patrick churches. "With socks, sandals are warm enough to wear year-round," Pecci says. "Unless it's really cold rain, it doesn't matter. And I wear them in the winter as long as the snow is clean."
May 1, 1997 |
Pressed-leather slides with a sharkskin suit. Leather thongs with plaid pants and a three-button sport coat. Leather slip-ons with a trench coat. As menswear designers see it, the sandal can go anywhere this season. "They're just exploding the trend this year," says Stan Tucker, men's fashion director at Saks Fifth Avenue, where virtually all of the designer shoe collections feature a huarache, flip-flop or gladiator.
June 27, 2010 |
Havaianas, the Brazilian maker of fashionable flip-flops, opens its first U.S. store Sunday, June 27, in Huntington Beach. Located on Pacific Coast Highway across from the Huntington Beach Pier, the 1,250-square-foot Havaianas store includes a permanent customization station, where you can design your own pair of flip-flops by choosing a strap and contrasting foot bed with the option of adding a Swarovski crystal charm before a machine clamps everything...