The shape of these shoes is really similar to the Indian khussa shoes I used to wear constantly a few years ago. I used to buy them from eBay and wear them around the house as “slippers”, although I’d happily wear them outdoors on dry summer days, too. They’re comfortable, but still look stylish, and I absolutely loved them: I know a lot of people like to wear the silver, gold or white versions as wedding shoes, too.
Time passed, though, and the hundreds of pairs of khussas available slowly dwindled. I haven’t owned a pair for a few years now, but these versions of the style from River Island have reminded me to have a look for them. The pairs I used to buy came in all the colours of the rainbow, and with beautiful embroidery or sequins on them. These ones, meanwhile, come in silver or red – they’re £24.99 at River Island.