Brand: Vivienne Westwood
Model: Romper Sandal in black and white
Release Date: April 15 for Japan, available now elsewhere
Editor’s Notes: Did Vivienne Westwood just make a punk dad sandal? It looks that way, and honestly, I'm not mad about it.
Part of Westwood's Spring/Summer 2022 collection, the Romper Sandal appears with a caged design featuring a Velcro-strapped overlay and a set of laces underneath, complete with a Vivienne Westwood-branded tongue.
Laces on a sandal? Vivienne Westwood didn't just make an edgy platform sandal; the brand married your favorite running sneakers and sandals and delivered their kid: the Romper Sandal.
It's also important to note that a romper offers a twofer special by combining top and shorts as one garment.
Ah, now the Romper sandals' name isn't so head-scratching anymore. Like the romper, it references the aesthetics of two separate pieces: chunky kicks and strappy sandals (I see what you did there, Westwood).
On the back of the Romper Sandal, a recycled patch lets you know this shoe was crafted in line with Westwood's environmental ethos, with bamboo and apple leather on the upper and 20% recycled materials informing the EVA midsole.
Westwood's latest sandal also confirms the brand's got a thing for caged details, especially regarding footwear, with past collaborative shoes like the ASICS GEL-Kayano 26 and GEL-Mai boasting confined-style design elements.
Despite its design, Vivienne Westwood's Romper Sandal is designed to be uncaged in this summer, whether you're twinning with your dad or not.