Things are pretty laid back in summer, but we draw the line at stepping out while wearing our Havaianas.

That?s why we?re delighted to discover a shoe with the panache of heels and the comfort of flip-flops: Cornetti sandals.

For when we want everyone to look at our new pedicure, we?re sporting the attention-grabbing classic gladiator sandal ($275), which comes in red, black, even sexy gold. And for when we just can?t psyche ourselves up to climb the stairs in high heels, we?ll be opting for the super-simple ankle-strap number ($220), which is so minimalist, it?s perfect for stashing in our purse or under our car seat.

The line is created by an L.A. shoe designer who takes inspiration from Italy. And that also happens to be where each pair is handcrafted. The quality nubuck leather materials make the sandals both comfortable (the soles mold right to your feet) and durable.

Translation: These beauties will last summer after summer.

Cornetti shoes are available at Calypso St. Barth, Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 150; 310-623-1530 or icornetti.com

 

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