Fashion: Monk shoes are the new rave

The Monk Shoe is a shoe style without lacing but secured via a buckle or strap. It has its historical origin with European monks as it was more protective than the sandals they wore at the time owing to an additional cap toe covering.
monk shoe

monk shoe

Several incarnations of the monk shoe do exist today, from single strap to double and even triple strap. It could come in leather, suede or even brogue design (neatly matched up pieces).

Whats interesting is how Nigerian designers have have localized monk shoes. From leather pieces to African prints and Ankara styled female monk shoes.