Vancouver: Tread lightly in these recycled-tire sandals. (They’re cute, we promise)

You know it’s almost sandal season when running to the yoga studio in flip flops makes more sense than doing it in Uggs. (Yes, I wear both—I do live in Vancouver, after all) And one of the first on my to-buy list is these eco-friendly pair by Vancouver-based designer Leticia Calvo Treffot for her label, De La Rue ($135, at Available in multi-coloured stripe or sleek, simple silver, the single-strap flats feature soles hand-cut from old tires. I like the slight irony of my footprint resembling a tire print, especially since I try to forgo driving for bicycling once the warmer weather hits.

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