Sam Edelman Summer Picks
Upon meeting Sam Edelman, one gets the impression that no man gets more joy out of women and shoes. Every season, to kick start his design process, Edelman packs “three white shirts, two pairs of jeans, a comfortable pair of shoes, an old leather jacket, and I go to Europe.” Armed with his belief that everything in the fashion world is birthed in Paris and Milan, he searches for his muse in Europe’s cultural capitals. Once inspired, he returns to his NYC headquarters, an airy duplex in midtown Manhattan, and produces such shoes as his outrageously popular Lorissa pump – those spiked peep toes that we couldn’t get enough of last fall. This season, Edelman’s muse “wears polka dots with stripes,” and he has, of course, designed the perfect shoe to go with that mantra. What are you waiting for? Herein, the shoes that we all need to be wearing this summer, as declared by a man who knows.