Balmain head sneaker designer Safa Şahin provides a closer look at some head-turning sport slide sandal silhouettes revealed on the label’s spring 2022 runway, hosted during Paris Fashion Week. The sandals were marked by a puffy strap on the upper and an exaggerated outsole with a rocker-shaped sole.
Şahin has amassed an active and appreciative fanbase on Instagram for his equal parts playful and futuristic designs. Born in Turkey, Sahin graduated from Turkish Shoemakers Industrialists Institute Foundation in 2008. He went to obtain a BA from Selçuk University in Turkey in 2014. He has numerous exhibitions, paintings and shoe designs and founded his own brand at 2012.
His talent for combining sport and high fashion themes caught the eye of Nike where he was brought on in 2016 and was part of the Portland-based design team for just under three years.