It's safe to say that between us, my sister and I have over 30 pairs of Jack Rogers Navajo Sandals. We adore them, and have ever since we got our first pair of Navajo's back in 1978. They were called Palm Beach Sandals and came from Kornhausers, a small shoe maker on Royal Poinciana Way in Palm Beach. You would go in, Pepe would measure your foot, and each year you would come back and he would add an extension so they fit you as you grew. There were a few other small cobblers that made them in and around Palm Beach, and Jack Rogers was founded in 1960. Their bright, preppy color combinations and signature whipstitch detailing have amassed a fiercely loyal following the world over. The Navajo has evolved and grown, and with Jack Rogers purchase a few years ago, you may have noticed an expanded assortment. Their creative director, Lauren DuPont, helped revitalize the brand and expand its reach, with a Madison Avenue flagship and many new iterations. The evolution continues, and the latest amalgamation includes a genius collaboration with a natural partner, fabric maker Quadrille. What a perfect pairing! The preppy prints combined with contrast detailing are just what they should be-- festive and femme.
Get yourself a pair or two and grow your Jack Rogers wardrobe just in time for summer. They are available early June on Jack Rogers.