These handmade sandals are super popular for the right reasons

With the conversation around sustainable fashion stronger than ever, we're always on the lookout for ways to apply it to our wardrobe, including our shoes.

We were excited to shop Topshop's first vegan shoe range, and sustainable US brand Reformation's first footwear collection.

Now another shoe brand is catching our attention on Instagram (and Stylist): it's called Nomadic State of Mind and specialises in rope sandals that are just the right side of the hiking sandal trend.

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The great thing about them is that they are made from recycled materials in Nicaragua, and as a bonus, they go with everything from linen suits to floral dresses and jumpsuits.

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Influencers such as Collage Vintage and Hannah Crosskey have embraced the sandals, and it's making us want to grab a pair too, which is lucky as the US brand is now stocked in the UK.

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Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.