If there’s one thing that Suicoke fans know, it’s to expect the unexpected with the Japanese sandal brand’s collaborative partners. Next up for Suicoke on the co-creative front? Three iterations of the Depa sandal made with HAY — a Denmark-based design company known for elegant furniture and homeware who’s worked with entities like IKEA and Sonos.
HAY’s forte may be home goods, but its ethos combines contemporary form with inherent functionality. This school of thought translates perfectly to sandals. Up top, all three styles use bold colorblocking and a palette of tones both warm and cool to make a summertime statement. One style mixes blue, burgundy, pink and purple, and another opts for red, pink, orange, purple and blue. The final iteration diverges slightly from its two compatriots, presenting a burgundy, pink, black, mint green and orange build.
These fabric upper straps are embellished with a special tag on the midfoot, and secured by Velcro on the forefoot and ankle. Dual layer soles stack textured tan foam above black rubber, and an open, round toe increases flexibility.
“In all of our collaborations, we strive to partner with brands whose values and aesthetics are in sync with our own, and Suicoke is the go-to brand for this type of sandal. I like the aesthetic, the form, and the functionality, and felt that HAY’s most important contribution to this perfect sandal was a fresh new take on colour,” said Mette Hay, HAY Co-founder and Creative Director of HAY Accessories.
The HAY x Suicoke Depa sandal collection is set to release exclusively at HAY House Copenhagen on May 15, and each style will retail for Kr.820 DKK (approximately $120 USD).