The Ariadne sandal by Ancient Greek.
Ancient myth meets heritage craftsmanship and modern design in each pair of Ancient Greek Sandals. The collection, launched by Christina Martini and Nikolas Minoglu, draws inspiration from Ancient Greece and its mythology, incorporating both literal and liberal interpretations on this culture’s rich history.
Martini brings her experience designing shoes at some of the world’s most storied fashion houses to a long tradition of craftsmanship on the Greek island of Crete. Skilled artisans cut and construct each pair by hand, and the resulting output is a collection of raw yet feminine sandals that all but disappear on the foot.
The color palette is purposefully simple to complement each elegant silhouette. Earthy tones enhance the natural beauty of the shoe, and prints, when used, align with the label’s aesthetic, drawing inspiration from archaic vase motifs.
Looking forward, the brand will continue to comb Greek heritage and history for inspiration because Martini doesn’t simply aim to aesthetically please—she’s looking to take you back in time.