Two Millennia Later: Jerusalem Sandals

Two Millennia Later: Jerusalem Sandals

Time to take it way back, like a couple thousand years. These Jerusalem sandals are heavenly.
By Ben Jackson   May 23, 2016 7:04 pm GMT-0700

While Father’s Day is months away, it makes a lot of sense to start the search for the perfect gift now, rather than waiting till two days before the big day and having to cough up extra for next-day delivery. (We’ve all been there one too many times.) As such, we have taken it upon ourselves to bestow you with a stellar suggestion that provides a real bang for your buck. You’re welcome.

It’s been a couple millennia since Jesus walked the streets of Jerusalem, but that doesn’t mean his presumably laid-back flair has to be left all the way in the past. Whether you’re a God-fearing kind of guy or not, you’ve got to admit that there’s something to be said about Jesus sandals and the understated cool they exude.

Though no one knows exactly what type of shoes Jesus wore back then, Jerusalem Sandals has a pretty good idea. After much research and contemplation, the California-based brand have come up with a luxurious line of sandals which “completely resemble the ancient sandals of the Bible times with the durability and comfort of the modern world.

Have you ever encountered a better way to meet Pop’s desire for comfort with your desire not to be implicated in his footwear faux pas? I think not.



Noteworthy Features

The Jerusalem Sandals brand message is one of peace, quite literally. “Jeru” translates to teaching and “Salem” translates to peace. But peace is more than just a namesake with this brand, whose formation has its beginnings in a professional alliance between two Israeli and Palestinian families – an unlikely alliance which has blossomed into friendship, showing that peace can exist in place of conflict.

Crafted from 100% genuine and natural leather, these sandals are exquisitely eco-conscious. Since leather is a by-product of the meat industry, it is a natural material that when produced in absence of toxic chemical agents, can be sustainable. By opting for vegetable-based stains instead of a chemical tanning method, not only is the final product eco-friendly, but it has a long lifespan and improves in comfort and appearance with continued wear.

Why should you buy a pair? What makes it a good Father’s Day gift?

Er, walk like Jesus walked? Well, there is no guarantee of walking on water with these, but at least they’re water-resistant. During the lengthy vegetable tanning process, the rawhide slowly turns into a naturally breathable, water-resistant, and hypoallergenic material built to last. This is not the case with waterproof materials, which do not allow water or air to permeate through them, often resulting in a stiff, odor-prone product.

But practical reasons aside, there’s one obvious reason: Jerusalem Sandals have proven to be both timeless and fashion-forward. Having featured in British, French, and Spanish VOGUE amongst other publications, their prestige speaks for itself. With such a wide array of designs available, you are bound to find the perfect style to gift your dad this Father’s Day.

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