Bensimons are back. Every spring we look forward to the day when these favorites arrive in the shop. It means summer is just around the corner.
Originally worn by the French Army, this cotton and rubber tennis shoe was redesigned in 1978 by the Serge and Yves Bensimon. They were further popularized when style icon Jane Birkin began to wear them.
Featuring a soft canvas upper and a flexible rubber sole, we are offering two different styles this season:
The Elastique: A shop favorite, the Bensimon elastique is a casual and soft canvas slip on with a stretchy front and flexible rubber sole.
The Tennis: Bensimon's classic 'tennis' style sneaker. A soft canvas lace-up with flexible rubber sole.
Both styles are sized in whole European sizes. The sizing tends to run small, so for example if you are a US 7.5, go up to a size 38.
In our brick and mortar shop we've got other fun colors available as well. Some are even posted on our Instagram account if you'd care to take a peek. But, if you're in the neighborhood come say hi and see them for yourself. If you're not local, call or email and we'll be happy to help you out.