This Hermès sandal looks like what Barbarella would strut to town in when she’s not on an interstellar mission. Zoom in to the graphic heel crafted from transparent, Uv-resistant plexiglass with lacquered finishes – it alone requires a staggering 11 manufacturing stages, three applications of varnish and three drying stages in total. The bulbous sculpture is inspired by the Djerba vase from Saint-louis, a prestigious name among crystal glassmakers in the world that was acquired by the Hermès group in 1995. With a history that stretches back to 1586, Saint-louis is France’s oldest glass manufacturer, and its spirit of innovation is echoed in this Pierre Hardydesigned sandal where artisanal craftsmanship meets a futuristic aesthetic. Enriched with a suede goatskin upper, the globe-like jewel heel evokes spaceships or planets in this cosmic reimagination of Hermès’ 2021 “A Human Odyssey” theme, igniting a sense of wanderlust.