What: The hip Swedish footwear brand Hasbeens is collaborating with H&M on a limited edition shoe line for spring, with wooden platform sandals from $59.95 to $69.95.
For H&M, Swedish Hasbeens have created three wooden-soled styles, which will become wardrobe essentials this spring. For the most drama there’s the strappy wedge, with three buckle straps at the ankle and a progression of straps going over the foot, all sitting on a wooden wedge to give the gladiator look an unexpected twist. This wedge is available in three colors – cream or tan on a pale wooden wedge, or black on a black base. Then there’s the heeled summer sandal with one ankle strap; it comes in cream and red on a pale wooden base. And finally there’s a peep-toe slip-in wedge on a wooden sole, with snake-effect leather, which is laced on top. The shoes are available in sizes 36-40 and cost $59.95 to $69.95. All three styles are exclusive to H&M, making this one of spring’s must-haves as soon as they hit the stores!
Kathryn’s Take: We *heart* Hasbeens, because they’re retro while also being comfortable, fashionable while also long-lasting (it would take you several lifetimes to wear down that wooden heel). I do wish they would carry them in larger sizes, like 41 or 42 (but it is a probably a good idea that they don’t, like I really need another pair of shoes).