Malibu Sandals collaborated with Missoni to reveal a line of Men’s sandals that bridges old world craftsmanship with a modernized design. The contemporary, yet culturally rich style of the Huarache sandal blends with Missoni’s colorful palette, creating a unique design that integrates fashion and utility.
Malibu supplied the ingenious sandal designs and production, while Missoni, iconic Italian fashion brand, directed the colorful aesthetics and material selections they are well known for. The line of sandals that integrated six beautiful colors adding a coveted ethnic touch to Missoni’s Men’s collection, were showcased in 23 looks on the runway during the S/S16 fashion show in Milan.
“The modern Huarache sandals were born out of a void in the marketplace for something unique and innovative, yet familiar. Adopting the century old hand-woven details and primal design of the classic Huarache pattern, we have combined contemporary techniques to provide casual performance and comfort features” says Kevin O’Neill, founder of Malibu Sandals. “We are excited to have partnered with Missoni in order to bring this line of sandals to the market.”
Malibu’s handmade sandals, approved by PETA, are made of PU synthetic ‘leather’ and nylon, with a water-based glue. Malibu’s decision to avoid working with any animal by-product is consistent with their support of the California Wildlife Center and their mission to “Be Kind to Animals. Don’t Wear Them.” Malibu is dedicated to the cause and will donate 1% of net proceeds to help with CWC’s cause.
Malibu’s mission is simple: create the most comfortable, stylish and modern huarache sandals on the planet. Malibu celebrates the local-coastal Southern California lifestyle that has inspired the brand’s aesthetic. A non-negotiable aspect of manufacturing is to simply use cruelty-free materials.