Meet the Maker: Pep MonjoThursday, October 20th, 2022
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You may have noticed, Ped fans, that this autumn, it’s all about the ankle boot! Sweet and low booties have held sway for several years now, but this season the designs go above and beyond. They’re sexier! They’re more versatile! And they boast more street sass!
So many knockout styles have landed at Ped HQ that we’re breaking our bootie tour into two parts. Today we’ll stay well-grounded with flat boots, and in our next post, we’ll amp up the altitude with heeled designs.
On with the bootie-ful show:
If you’re someone who likes things lean and clean, with zero fuss, Fiorentini + Baker has your holy grail: the Elf!
Simplicity at its chicest, crafted with good lines and lovely materials! We are crazy about the “Bosco” suede version, which is a light tobacco that looks great with everything, but if you must have black, we’ve got your back!
Minimal bells and whistles and maximal softness are also the key elements of the Trippen Bomb:
The Bomb‘s buckle strap is removable, so you can cinch or un-cinch, scrunch or un-scrunch, or even fold the top over, depending on your mood. The washed leather is sinfully buttery (how to stop touching it?), no matter whether you choose the washed brown version shown or the washed black.
Pep Monjo builds a cinching buckle strap right into the design of his Sybil boot:
We love this modern re-imagining of the classic motorcycle boot! Grey is still all the rage and makes a great neutral. Then again, a black boot is always a good bet!
Another convincing argument for going grey–at least, at the ankles–is Cydwoq’s new Mechanic:
How we heart this hearty lace-up with its cool piecing and top-stitching! And the Vibram rubber lug sole means the Mechanic is tooled for all-weather walking!
If you like a little extra fun in your functional bootie, the following three styles might have your name on them. First up, the Cydwoq Beacon is back with extra flair:
The Beacon was one of our biggest hits last year! For extra flash, we’ve added a splash of green and orange plaid suede to the mix. The result? The perfect fall bootie!
Trippen lives up to its reputation for playful designs by stitching a puzzle piece into its new Game boot:
Crafted from unbelievably soft leather, the Game is funky but still versatile and ideal for everyday wear! And who doesn’t love a zipper up the back?
Of course, if we’re talking zippers, our new be-zipped favorite is Trippen’s Helix!
How fun is this boot???!!!??? Not only is the spiral zipper innovative and entertaining, but it also allows you to wear this boot any number of ways! The coolest boot in the house, hands–er, feet–down!
As always, there are even more great flat-soled ankle boots awaiting your discovery at Ped’s main site! In any of these booties, getting caught flat-footed is a good thing!
(And don’t miss this week’s “endless summer” Sweet Treat, the Cydwoq Crete! Become a Greek goddess for 20% off by clicking “be sweet to your feet” at the bottom of the box on the left of most Ped pages. When you land at the Crete with the “Sweet Treat” designation, just add it to your bag to get the discount automatically at checkout.)
Just like at many sports events, half time at Ped offers the chance to get up and stretch your legs–in new shoes! We’re midway through our summer sale, and many of the best styles of the season are now half-price. So it’s a great time to snag that pair you’ve been hoping to score!
One design we’ve adored from the first time we saw it (and tried it on!) is Argila’s Marisol:
So much to drool over here, from the Marisol‘s pinked edges to its of-the-moment use of metallic leather to the innovative internal heel support! Crush-worthy at
$428, it’s true love at $214!
Another noteworthy metallic sandal is the Trippen Eye:
Easy to wear and super sexy, the Eye‘s innovative lacing that threads behind your heel and entwines your ankle will have all eyes on you! Eye-catching at
$328, it’s a total looker at $149. (You’re correct–that is more than half off! Lucky you!)
Cydwoq also combines an ankle strap with a gorgeous metallic leather in its stellar Laser sandal:
Simple but sooooo dazzling! This versatile style, which easily goes from a picnic in the park to rooftop cocktails, was sweet at
$254 but is decadently delicious at $127!
If black is your go-to year-in an year-out, the Coclico Tyrion offers similar quick-change charms:
Ri-di-culously sexy on, this badass style contrasts supple leather with a natural wood heel! Tempting at
$392, it’s irresistible at $196.
Trippen also takes natural wood and sculpts it into a smooth full-sole experience in the Zen sandal clog:
So much more beautiful and comfortable than clunky clogs of the past, the Zen (which also comes in red) was a jewel at
$248, but it’s a diamond at $129!
Some sandals are just for summer, but others are up for going to a party any time of year, like Chie Mihara’s Amor:
Suede and leather bloom in union! The Amor was a flirt at
$412, but it’s a total knockout at $206!
Speaking of shoes that span the seasons, the Cliff Dweller Canoe readily paddles from summer right into fall:
The ideal weekend shoe, this classic style gets jazzed up with hatched embossing on the luxe Italian leather (which also comes in green). Worth every cent at
$268, it’s a precious commodity at $134!
But the best shoe for walking from summer into fall is hands-down (feet down?) Pep Monjo’s fantastic Marcella oxford:
This winner’s a touchdown, TKO, century, slam dunk, and home run all rolled into one! Fantastic at
$392, it’s every superlative under the sun at $196! (Seriously, catch it if you can!)
There are even more ways to play in Ped’s sale section, so get in the game! You’ll make points with your bank account and walk away a champion of style!
Okay, Ped fans, buckle up for our second foray into summer sandals! In this post, we’ll gain a little altitude as we go sightseeing among the low heels.
Not only are low heels more comfortable than flats for many women, but they also offer the advantage of standing taller in a crowd! And away we go:
First stop? The Cydwoq Minimal:
There’s not much to the Minimal, but what there is packs a maximal punch of style! The 1.75″ resin heel takes an everyday comfortable sandal and makes it flirtier and dressier, without sacrificing one iota of ease!
The Argila Rosa also walks with class from a day in the office out the door to a cocktail party in the garden:
The easy-to-wear 1.5″ heel adds the perfect lift to the classic t-strap design, which wins hearts with its modern mix of leathers.
Another contemporary take on a timeless style is Chie Mihara’s Temoti, which makes penny-loafer details modern in the prettiest way:
So dang cute! We are gaga over the natural-edged pine green leather, and the 2.5″ heel gives this whimsical charmer an air of sophistication.
Since we’re in the land of Spanish designs, Pep Monjo’s Brigitta is a low-heeled contender that’s also muy bonita:
The indigo leather looks especially fresh with the ice blue lacing up top and the 2″ natural leather heel below. Airy, easy, and chic, just the way we like it!
By far, one of our favorite low heels this season is Coclico’s innovative Tyrion:
As soon as you slide your foot into this sandal, your sex appeal will rocket into the stratosphere—there’s just something about the combination of straps with the shield-like spat! The finishing touch? The Tyrion‘s 1.75″ wooden heel!
The Trippen Tough also rocks a “go bold or go home” attitude:
You’ll walk like a boss in this steely beauty, which has a saucy zipper up the back to give people behind you something to appreciate! All this sass stands on Trippen’s über-comfortable 1.75″ t-shaped rubber wedge.
Speaking of commanding style that’s hot enough to melt the pavement, Cydwoq’s Boomerang is bangin’:
The perfectly placed 1.75″ resin heel makes breaking hearts everywhere you walk so easy! Sauce it and serve it, sister!
A smidgeon of lift is all it takes to make these sandals sizzle! Low is the way to go!
(Unless, of course, you prefer to go high, in which case, stay tuned for “Sandals for sunny days” Part 3.)