First came Birkenstocks, then came Tevas. And then grandma heels made a splash. If you’re intrigued by the
ugly comfy shoe trend but you still haven’t found your perfect match, consider Martiniano’s glove shoe. A lot like a ballet flat but with a higher vamp and a distinctive almond toe, this shoe is inspired by traditional Argentinean loafers, and hand cut, stiched, and sewn in Buenos Aires using time-honored techniques and super supple leather.
There are other popular gloves on the market, like Celine’s cinched heel, but Martiniano’s soft slipper vibe makes it the the low-key cool version worn by indie tastemakers like Alexa Chung. And that’s why—whether you prefer the flat, bootie, or heeled version—you’ll be hard-pressed to find this baby in your size. Since it’s quietly reached cult status and sold out everywhere, our best advice to set an eBay alert and stay right on top of it. Good gloves come to those who wait.