With the warmer weather returning, many of us will be looking to find the perfect summer sandals after months of indoors.
And Camper fans will no doubt be delighted to hear that the brand is re-issuing its much sought after but rather unusual Kobarah heels, which hit stores in 2016.
Inspired by cobras, as the name suggests, the eco-friendly shoes – costing around £ 100 – feature a slingback design and an oddly twisted block heel.
Camper is bringing back its eco-friendly Kobarah heels five years after they were first released – but could you take off the unusual shoes?
The unusual sandals wrap around the foot like a snake, crossing the forefoot twice to keep it secure.
Coming soon in bold hues of blue, red and yellow, the sandals are made from recyclable materials.
When the Spanish shoe company, founded in 1975, first launched the curvy number, it became a huge success.
Inspired by cobras, as the name suggests, the shoes feature a slingback design and a twisted block heel.
Fans of the cool-girl shoes seem eager to get their hands on a pair, as many have called on the brand to restock them after their release in 2016.
The shoe is made from a single piece of molded EVA and the design results in zero waste and reduced energy consumption during production.
At the end of their life, Camper will take back the worn shoes for crushing and use as a new outsole or shoe.
The Kobarah’s restock date has yet to be revealed, but buyers keen to get their hands on a pair can sign up for alerts through the brand’s website.
The unusual sandals wrap around the foot like a snake, crossing the forefoot twice to keep it secure
Speaking about the shoe at the Milan furniture fair Salone del Mobile in 2016, Camper Creative Director Romain Kremer said they wanted the shoe to look innocent.
He said, as reported Shoe News: “We wanted a very naïve look, but very complex technology, comfort and lightness.
“We started by making long tubes of plasticine and placing them on the foot and at the end it looked like a Kobra. ”
Although heels have yet to be spotted on celebrities, they have gained a cult following among many on social media.
Coming soon in bold hues of blue, red and yellow, the sandals are made from recyclable materials, and those hoping to get a pair can sign up for email alerts.
Speaking to Twitter, fans of the shoes seemed thrilled they could finally get their hands on a pair, as one joked that they would “never know peace” until they did. have some
Taking to Twitter, fans of the shoes seemed thrilled they could finally get their hands on a pair, as one of them joked that they “would never know peace” until they did. have some.
One wrote: “Need a pair of Camper Kobarah sandals”, and another added, speaking of the shoes: “I want them so badly, but they are rather hard to find.”
Camper was born on the Spanish Balearic island of Mallorca, an original idea of Lorenzo Fluxa, a third generation shoemaker.
These heels are a far cry from the brand’s first shoes, and although unusual, they seem to have found their place among current trends.
Romain Kremer, creative director of Camper, said he made the shoe by making “long tubes of plasticine” before placing it on the foot and getting the final design.
The shoe is made from a single piece of molded EVA and the design results in zero waste and reduced energy consumption during production
Unusual sandals, some more attractive than others, were all the rage for the upcoming SS21 style.
Going back to the 90s, flats and padded flip flops have recently taken over the runways and shopping streets.
Strappy sandals, perfect for dressing day or night, and brightly colored shoes are also on must-have shopping lists, so the Kobarah seems to tick many boxes.
Marmite brands like Crocs also made a comeback in 2021, with the brand having its best selling year of all time in 2020 during the pandemic.
Marmite brands like Crocs also made a comeback in 2021, as the brand recorded its best-selling year of all time in 2020 during the pandemic.
Love them or hate them, the shoe has since climbed the fashion ladder, even spotted on this year’s Oscars red carpet worn by music director Questlove and on Nicki Minaj’s Instagram the month. latest.
While rubber clogs with a heel strap may not scream chic, the humble crocs have in fact built up a loyal following of celebrities.
In the past, collaborations with Justin Beiber and Latin pop star Bad Bunny, as well as designer label Balenciaga, sold out in minutes.
And it looks like they’re more popular than ever, with the US shoemaker having record sales for the first three months of the year, rising 64% to £ 331million ($ 460million).