INPUT: Bodega’s denim Suicoke sandal is meant to get better with age
Bodega and Suicoke are highlighting the aging process of denim not with a pair of jeans but with a set of sandals. The two streetwear heavyweights have created a pair of Suicoke’s Kaw slides fitted with extra straps, snaps, and washed denim uppers that’ll fade and shred with wear. Aptly named “One-of-One,” the sandal is meant to be customized by its wearer so no pairs are alike.
The slide’s deconstructed aesthetic proves the do-it-yourself trends that peaked earlier in the pandemic are still very much alive. With intentional space for supplies and an easy-to-stitch upper, even the most amateur of artists can personalize their Kaw sandal. Minimalists, on the other hand, can leave the shoes as-is to experience the aging process of the shoe’s denim uppers.