At today’s sophomore presentation of Whitney Pozgay‘s line, WHiT, which showcased a sixties beach-bunny aesthetic with linen and gauze galore, we couldn’t help wondering about the shoes. A few of the models were barefoot or wearing clogs, but most sported a flat, cotton, insanely comfortable-looking espadrille that looked an awful lot like TOMS. (More than one young attendee, having donned her best heels for the first day of Fashion Week, looked on in abject envy.)
The shoes, as it turns out, are not TOMS but are something called Soludos, which are similar in style and shape but which–the good news–cost about half as much as TOMS. Of course, they also lack TOMS’ famous feel-good factor (for every pair sold, the company donates a pair to a child in need). Regardless, we’re just happy to see flats on the runway–they make us feel better about wearing flats in the audience.