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It’s no secret Jackie Kennedy Onassis was known for her impeccably sophisticated style, but did you know she actually inspired one of the most popular sandal brands that you might be wearing right now? If it weren’t for her, the brand Jack Rogers wouldn’t be around, and it just so happens that the brand has quite a few pairs of sandals similar to the ones she wore on massive sale at Nordstrom right now—as cheap as $40!
It all started when Kennedy was on a trip to Capri, Italy in the early 1960s. While the isle was known for its vibrancy and elevated poolside style, Jackie was the one who managed to stand out even brighter in her effortless off-duty ensembles. During her holiday there, she discovered an elevated sandal that would eventually inspire Jack Rogers. She brought the shoe to a local cobbler when she returned to Palm Beach, where the Kennedys had a home. You can guess what comes next: The rest is history.
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The cobbler then crafted a pair of sandals just like the ones she brought back home, and the beginnings of Jack Rogers was born. The iconic American shoe, known for its whipstitching method and rondelle, has now become a hot-weather staple in many women’s closets around the country. Loved for its resort-style appeal, it makes you feel like you’re on the beach everyday, and who wouldn’t want that?
Today, the brand offers a variety of sandals paying tribute to its Jackie Kennedy roots, so if you weren’t aware of the brand’s impressive history, now’s the time to stock up on this Jackie-approved sandal for summer while they’re on sale.
While Nordstrom has quite a few pairs similar to hers on sale right now, her namesake pair isn’t. However, you can still shop the embossed version of the Jackie sandal on sale (which is nearly identical!), along with some very Jackie-worthy picks.
Jack Rogers Jackie Embossed Flip Flop
Jack Rogers Natural Flip Flop
This favorite style most closely resembles the iconic Jackie pair, so if you want to get as close to her look, this is the shoe you should pick. It’s 20 percent off, so you can’t beat that. It comes in two classic colors that’ll go with everything.
Jack Rogers Comfort Sandal
If you’re looking for something with a lot more support, this comfort version of the iconic sandal is a must. You can shop it in the newest spring-ready designs, like this one above, and other classic colors.
Jack Rogers Waterproof Jelly Sandal
Now, you can safely wear your favorite sandal brand poolside thanks to these waterproof jelly versions. They’re an absolute steal at just $40 on sale, so grab them while you can!
For more chic and comfy warm-weather sandals, check out this slideshow.
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