D E C E M B E R 202 0 F E AT U R E S 10 A Really Big Year Jerry Breig, COO of Lamo Footwear, on the sheepskin-based brand’s record sales and why the best is yet to come. By Greg Dutter 16 Ground Breaking How Ecco’s Yucatan sports sandal, the latest Footwear Plus Style Hall of Fame inductee, redefined the category. By Greg Dutter 22 Snake Charmers Tempting textures and prints that whisper buy these shoes. By Nancy Campbell 24 Rites of Spring Perennial sneaker and sandal best-sellers that brighten the day and lighten the mood. By Nancy Campbell
D E PA RT M E N T S 6 Editor’s Note 8 This Just In 13 Trend Spotting 18 A Note to My Younger Self 23 Trend Spotting 36 Upclose Comfort 38 Shoe Salon 40 Last Shot
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On cover: Gabor platform leather slides with rubber soles.
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This page: Leather sandals with grippy rubber soles by Quoddy. Photography by Trevett McCandliss; model: Izzy Pawline/Supreme Model Mgmt; hair and makeup by Nevio Ragazzini/ Next Artists, using makeup by Tom Ford and hair product by Living Proof and G3; styling by Nancy Campbell.
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