Due to spending much of his childhood in his father’s New York-based footwear factory, shoemaking was a natural progression for Yosi Samra. After launching his eponymous label in 2009, Samra pioneered the fold-up ballet flat movement and, in turn, amassed a large celebrity following for his simple, refined designs crafted in fine fabrics.
For those who can relate to the struggle of trying to fit a week’s worth of outfits into your hand luggage before a trip away, you'll be relieved to know that Yosi Samra shoes won’t add to your troubles. The brand’s footwear is lightweight, flexible and, crucially, slimline enough to be slipped into your bag with minimal fuss. Yosi Samra styles are an ideal partner to your warm weather-ready looks, whether you’re on your travels or not; just team them with a floaty dress for a playful vibe, and throw on a denim or leather jacket to add a touch of grunge when it’s cooling down outside.
As a label that has long championed the foldable ballet pump, it’s a given that Yosi Samra designs are made with busy women in mind. But the brand’s shoes haven’t made it onto the pages of your favourite glossies just because they’re practical; some feature opulent metallic and patent finishes for a striking finish, while others convey 60s vibes with monochromatic hues. Why not channel your inner Golden Age film star by pairing yours with a Breton top and some slim-fit trousers? Alternatively, follow the lead of your street-style favourites by wearing your ballet flats with distressed jeans and an irreverent slogan tee for a relaxed (yet very Instagram-friendly) look.