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Why Hollywood Is Obsessed With Stuart Weitzman's Nudist Sandal

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At last night's Oscars, Jennifer Aniston wore a custom-dyed version of Stuart Weitzman's Nudist sandal. She was just one of nearly ten celebs to wear the wildly popular style, joining stars like Marisa Tomei, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, and Brooklyn Decker. So, what is it about this super-simple, single strap sandal that has Hollywood crushing so hard?

The footwear label tells us that the shoe was first released for resort 2013 in only two colors: Black Goose Bump Nappa (or simply black) and Pan Goose Bump Nappa (or simply nude). Diana Kruger was the very first celebrity to wear the style, which ignited the craze and inspired Weitzman to release it in a range of additional colors. Although celebs often get their Nudists custom-dyed, the general population is pretty satisfied with the label's available shades. They're also not mad at the reasonable heel and rather-affordable price (retail price $398-$480) compared to the similarly simplistic Manolo Blahnik Chaos sandal ($725).

Budding shoe stars, take note: your style's level of success depends on four factors: 1) price, 2) versatility, 3) comfort and, of course, 4) celebrity support.