Jack Rogers shoes had an inspired beginning on the isle of Capri in the early 60s. It was the heyday of the international jet set, a swirl of famous faces and names, lounging poolside in colorful caftans, wearing sherbet shades against the Mediterranean backdrop. Chic as it was, one person stood out as the most vibrant of all: Jackie Kennedy. The First Lady, known for her impeccable style, never looked better than when she was off-duty—with her innate charisma, she had a way of making simple pieces look absolutely sublime.
It was on one of these Italian holidays that Jackie first met the shoe style that would become the Jack Rogers Navajo, a flat sandal characterized by whipstitched leather and an iconic rondelle. On her return to Palm Beach, Jackie brought the shoe to a local cobbler and an icon was born. Easy and elegant, it quickly became a warm weather essential for women of all ages—not to mention their sisters, best friends and daughters.
Initially inspired by a fashion icon, today, Jack Rogers sandals have become iconic in and of themselves. The Navajo continues to be a wardrobe essential for stylish women all over the globe. Simple yet chic, this flat sandal can be worn with everything from denim to chinos to dresses. Today, the sandal has taken on a modern look with the addition of metallic finishes and bright pops of color.
Jack Rogers has also moved beyond the classic Navajo thong and introduced new fits and shapes. The line has even taken sandals to new heights by introducing a wedge silhouette that flatters your legs with an elongating width. In the midst of all of the new, the line stays true to its roots--always exercising expert craftsmanship and finishing the look with its signature whipstitch detail.
With its enduring appeal and classic style, Jack Rogers is still the "it" sandal for the modern fashionista.
This weekend, we invite you to celebrate over 50 years of fashion with us at our very own Jack Rogers Trunk Show. Stop in to store to shop an endless selection of Navajos and beyond, and treat yourself to a bit of fashion history!