Trending Rubber Shoes Are Changing the Game Of Comfort Footwear

Calling all footwear fanatics.

I know what you’re thinking. Rubber sandals? Really? It seems that just yesterday, these lightweight, flexible shoes were approaching laughable. Though in today’s era, notable design houses like Valentino and Balenciaga are hopping aboard the rubber shoe era and taking a fast track to footwear domination. We understand this revolution may be frightening for some, but we politely invite you to unsee the Urban Dictionary footnotes and unrepentantly strut these lightweight foot pieces.

Though revitalized and reignited, rubber shoes have been around since the dawn of time. Not really, but close. In fact, the first rubber shoe was introduced to the United States in the 1800s, called plimsolls. By the 1920s and 1930s, rubber-soled shoes had hit the ground running (get it?) with footwear conglomerates like Converse, Keds, and Reebok kick-starting the movement (okay, I’ll stop with the puns). Since then, the rubber shoe blueprint seems to be taking on different shapes, sizes, and designs. Not to mention, rubber shoes are multi-versatile. Hiking? Swimming? Midday mental health stroll? Perfect, we got your shoes right here.

Bottega Veneta
Puddle Loafers

Courtesy of Bottega Veneta

$600, Bottega Veneta

Monumental Mallow 

Courtesy of Givenchy

$595, Givenchy

Roman Stud Turtle Slide Sandal

Courtesy of Valentino

$590, Valentino Garavani 

Mold Closed 

Courtesy of Balenciaga

$495, Balenciaga

Men’s Slip On Sandal 

Courtesy of Gucci

$490, Gucci 

Jimmy Choo
Benji Black Box Calf Derby Shoes

Courtesy of Jimmy Choo

$387, Jimmy Choo

Black Traktori Slip-On Loafers

Courtesy of SSENSE

$184, SSENSE

Rose In Good Faith
Plastic Soul

Courtesy of Rose In Good Faith

$130, Rose In Good Faith

Bistro Pro Literide Clog

Courtesy of Crocs

$59, Crocs

Mens Hydro Moc

Courtesy of Merrell

$55, Merrell

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