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Dior's Upgraded Sandals Are for the Stay-at-Home Life

The Japanese-inspired Atlas Sandal combines rope, suede, and mesh.  
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Our extended life as mole people continues with a fresh mandate to stay home. Doing so can save a life (or lives!), so we’re down with seeing the world through the window or the screen of a device. What we can do, however, to add spice to our confinement is a bit of self-care.

We’ve already declared how we don’t need real shoes, the kind with pesky ties, in the age of waist-up dressing. To add to our growing collection of crunchy-cool Birks and suede lounge slippers (and to bring us joy), here's something even more special. Something fresh and easy. Something French. 

From the fertile mind of Dior artistic director Kim Jones, the Atlas Sandals are like footwear puzzles, where contrasting materials unexpectedly meet together. What you’ll notice immediately is the thick and juicy sole made with natural woven rope. This is topped by a network of straps comprised of three components: the Dior Oblique canvas, tactile suede, and patch of mesh.

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Dior mentions that the Atlas is inspired by Japanese footwear, and we can see it mirroring the height of the getas and the materials of traditional straw-woven sandals. It also gives off a mountaineering vibe, a look that has heavily influenced sneakers recently, in the criss-cross effect of its straps.

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These Dior sandals, part of the French label's summer 2021 set, come in mostly beige, black-on-black, and olive-dominant colorways. As with Dior's transparent work boots, they will pair excellently with its monogram socks (the cool way to wear sandals is always with socks). Wear them to your essential trip to gather food or for those times when you’re staring at the world through a window.  

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