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Sabah shoes
While you're waiting for your ship to come in, wear Sabahs.

It’s the eternal travel conundrum: what to wear for the flight. We’ve got the T-shirt, light jacket and skinny black pants down pat, but there’s always the issue of shoes. We need something that’s easy to slip on and off so that we don’t get hung up in the security-screening bottleneck.

And now we’ve found them--direct from Turkey by way of La Cienega: Sabah, a brand of flat leather shoes (from $190) that feel like slippers but wear like Doc Martens.

Sabahs are a variation on the traditional curved-toe shoes worn for generations by Turks. These new styles, made in an ancient bazaar in Gaziantep, Turkey, have a flattened toe, curved vamp and rubber soles. Their soft leather comes in a fun array of colors--the most popular are the go-with-everything tan and luminous royal blue.

We’re super into the calf-hair leopard, too, which we tried on at RTH, the exclusive Los Angeles supplier. We can’t wait to pull them on over a no-show ped on our way through security--and into the clouds.

RTH, 537 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood; 310-289-7911 or

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