These are my favourite sandals of all time. I bought them from Country Road 6 years ago, and have absolutely worn them to death every summer since. I am a great believer in caring for the pieces I own, so every year I have taken them back to the cobbler for repairs. But this year he told me he didn’t think he would be able to do any more for them. The insole had become so compressed that it was difficult to attach a new outer sole, and the straps were one by one snapping, and no amount of glue was going to be able to fix snapped leather. Beyond the gorgeous design of these sandals, the comfort level is next level and they literally go with everything. I was more upset about a broken pair of shoes than i reasonably should be, and just couldn’t say goodbye. So it was time for a plan. Today I bring you Part 1 of my attempts at replicating my favourite sandals!