These sandals by Maryam Nassir Zadeh are pared back in detail and design but unforgiving in color, shown here in blue steel metallic. The heel measures 8 cm in height for a comfortable wear. She cites her grandmother's store in Iran as one of her initial sources of inspiration. "The store my grandmother owned was very avant-garde. Nobody was importing from Italy or France like she was in the 70’s”. Fast-forward to Zadeh's iconic rise in the New York fashion scene and even more recent, her namesake fashion empire which grew out of an initial collection of shoes.