Christina Martini and Nikolas Minoglu, shoe designers with fashion credentials for Balenciaga and Louis Vuitton to their name, decided to combine their love of Greek history and culture into sandals they create. Ancient Greek Sandals was eventually born, inspired by the gods and goddesses of Greek mythology.
We picked out 4 of our favorite Ancient Greek Sandals and looked up the characters that inspired them. There’s nothing like Greek mythology on a chill-out, summer weekend. Enjoy!
1) Metallic Flat Thong Sandals, $255
Medea by Evelyn De Morgan
Medea was known to be wife of Jason (of the Golden Fleece fame). Also believed to be an enchantress, she also helped Jason bring several victories with her knowledge of potions, explaining her usual depiction of mixing unguents in flasks or chalices. These flat thong sandals translate Medea into bronze leather straps with cut out detailing.
2) Athena Criss Cross Flat Sandals, $205
Pallas Athena and the Centaur by Botticelli
It won’t be Greek mythology without the goddess Athena herself. Known to be the goddess of many things including wisdom, courage, and inspiration, Athena is one of the most powerful and influential characters around. This calfskin criss cross flat sandal may be simple but enduring in style and quality like the goddess herself.
3) Circe T Strap Flat Sandals, $245
Circe Offering the Cup to Odysseus by John William Waterhouse
Circe is famous for her role in the Odysseus as the dangerously beautiful enchantress who turned all of the hero’s men into swine. She lived in an island called Aeaea where she probably wore something similar to these captivating t-strap, lace-up sandals with featured tooled detailing.
4) Iphigenia Flat Sandals, $255
Iphigenie by Anselm Feuerbach
Iphigenia is also famous for her role in the Trojan War. She is known to have sacrificed herself so that her father Agammemnon’s ships can sail to Troy and win the battle. Practical and brave, these light cutout sandals with lace-up detailing are perfect for the heroic Iphigenia. It even features a non-slip rubber patch at the leather sole.
The featured sandals are available at Shopbop.