Just in time for summer, this Italian-made brand is reinventing the classic flip flop

Putting a luxury spin on a very familiar summer wardrobe staple, these laser-cut flip flops by Italian-made brand Carlotha Ray are so pretty, they’re almost too good for the beach.

Made from sustainably-sourced rubber, they’re a feminine take on the humble jandal, a shoe that has been re-adopted by the fashion set and on runways for the past few seasons as a chic and minimal sandal option for every day.

Founded by designer Mariela Schwarz Montiel, the scalloped silhouettes and delicate perforations of Carlotha Ray shoes are inspired by porcelain and the filigree metal architecture in the garden of her home in Limoges, France.

Sustainability is important to the designer, with each and every shade of the sandals naturally dyed with Earth-friendly materials. The likes of medicinal herbs and flowers are used, as well as plants like olive, pomace, artichoke, pepper, pomegranate, almond and walnut husks, and soil and vegetable carbon.

The Annuk slide in Carbone noir and Azelie flip flops in Poudre de rose
The Azelie flip flops in Carbone noir and Annuk slide in Poudre de rose

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