A dash of hippie chic, a pinch of wanderlust, and a heavy dose of beautiful sandals – the recipe for Arizona Love is made up of three rather abstract ingredients, but is always top of the fashion menu. It all started in 2018, when Leslie Halfon, Arizona Love’s founder, ventured to the Grand Canyon on a trip. The spirit of this breath-taking destination and the related local mythologies fascinated and inspired her deeply. Ever since, she has viewed this life-changing visit as a holiday romance, unlocking her imagination and inspiring her to create equally exceptional shoes. Her sunny and adventurous designs for Arizona Love have airs of cacti, arid deserts and American road trips. Unafraid to mix this up with other inspirations, Arizona Love has made its name with walking-style sandals that play on their reputation as "ugly shoes", adding bandanas in various patterns and colours for a fashionable and feminine touch. It's hardly surprising that the vibrant Trekky sandals have been such a hit over the past few seasons, impressing fashion fans with their highly distinctive feel. Unlike the classic summer shoes that we usually see on the beach, Arizona Love sandals are original and imposing, almost oversized. Their unusual silhouette gives them a vintage rock 'n' roll feel that it's difficult not to love – a must-have for any summer wardrobe. Sometimes stripey or colour-blocked, their straps are also occasionally adorned with metal chains, for even more versatile designs. Beyond blissful beaches and mountainous landscapes, Arizona Love sandals have also found their place in the town. By day with denim shorts or a pleated skirt, or at night for an evening out with friends. Synonymous with comfort, style, travel and romance, the Arizona Love phenomenon is certainly hard to resist.