If there was ever a time to channel your high school science teacher who proudly sported socks with sandals as an everyday uniform, it’s now. From Fendi to Ferragamo, luxury brands have signaled that the former fashion faux pas is back and better, and comfort-first quarantine style has welcomed the divisive trend with open arms. These days a look you likely reserved for a quick mailbox run is considered a go-to staple, blending in with a newfound aesthetic that makes sense when another historical moment happens every five minutes.
When the pandemic hit, life as we knew it came to a screeching halt, and constrictive footwear was swiftly pushed to the back of the closet. “Office appropriate” fled from our vocabulary, and plush socks were embraced as mini security blankets at a time that was anything but stable. Heels and jeans took a backseat, slippers and sweatpants became our best