FrontRunners: High Stroller
Arriving straight from the spring-collection runway show in Paris, Hermès rope sandals (www.hermes.com) are the epitome of beach-ready and street-chic. Made in Spain by artisans who specialize in rope-soled shoes, the sandals feature a graphic, two-tone rope base set off by simple, wide straps made of calfskin leather. The rope sole protects the sandals on pavement and makes them perfect for wearing during a casual getaway. They are priced at $670 a pair.