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Teva Teams Up With Designer Anna Sui on Floral-Print Footwear

Less than two weeks after designer Rick Owens unveiled his take on Converse’s Chuck 70, Teva has dropped a fashion collab of its own.

Released Tuesday, the limited-edition collection sees New York-based fashion designer Anna Sui team up with the Deckers Brands division for a second time.

The collaboration reimagines two Teva styles—the Flatform Universal sandal and Ember Mid boot—using a colorful botanical print. Created in-house for the Liberty Fabrics Fall 2020 collection, the design features a variety of daisies, anemones, primroses, geraniums and roses in various colors, including purple, yellow, orange, pink and turquoise.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Anna Sui for a second collection that again brings her bold aesthetic to our classic styles,” Anders Bergstrom, general manager at Teva, said in a statement. “The collection proudly reflects our shared connection with nature.”

The Flatform Universal Anna offers a high-fashion take on Teva’s classic sandal. Sitting atop a 2.67-inch platform, the shoe overlays the floral Liberty Fabrics print on a recycled polyester webbing. A hook-and-loop closure system allows the wearer to take the shoe on and off with ease.

The Ember Mid Anna sports the same botanical print across its upper. The travel-ready silhouette also features a water-repellant upper, soft microfiber lining and added stack height in the EVA-foam midsole.

The Flatform Universal Anna and Ember Mid Anna are available in women’s sizes 5 to 11, the former for $150 and the latter for $190.

Since Teva first collaborated with Anna Sui in April 2019, the sandals brand has made the transition to using recycled plastic in 100 percent of its straps. When it made the announcement last February, it estimated the move would represent more than 9 million plastic bottles, or 172 tons of plastic, being kept out of landfills in 2020 alone.

“Teva is the cool new shoe,” Sui said in a statement. “I am so privileged to add some Anna Sui touches that coordinate with my collection. Nature is an important point of inspiration for me, so it’s also exciting that we were able to incorporate more sustainable materials throughout the line.”

In July, Teva launched a collaboration with sustainable outdoor brand Cotopaxi. The limited-edition capsule included an Original Universal sandal, fashioned with a combination of recycled polyester webbing and upcycled Cotopaxi Del Dia ripstop material, and a half-zip windbreaker made of repurposed polyester taffeta.