​Isle Jacobsen: Modern Footwear, Island Style

Aug 6th 2019

The Danish label spins classic shapes with a nautical aesthetic inspired by its coastal origins.

Founded in Hornbæk, Denmark, Ilse Jacobsen imbues Danish nautical heritage into their collections of modern women’s shoes. The brand takes design cues from its seaside surroundings, weaving elements of natural and raw beauty into each silhouette. Organic hues and contemporary finishes collide for a fresh interpretation of luxury and perennial maritime style. The Tulip and Tulip Lace Up slip on shoes at Hanig’s Footwear, in line with this atmospheric aesthetic, are a reinvention of a traditional sneaker with a fusion of minimalist design principles and athletic influence.

The Tulip is available in nine unique colors, five of which are new, and a variety of textures. For $79.95, this otherwise simple shoe plays up a one-piece leather or suede upper construction with scalloped cutouts along the length of the profile. Its easy on and off wearing style is facilitated by a notched collar and reinforced heel tab. Attached to the underfoot via whipstitching, the rubber cupsole features deep grooves seen at the sidewall and a flexible tread pattern for grip and stability. The Tulip Lace Up—priced at $89.95—maintains signature features of the original template, updating the means of closure for a sportier look. Available in black and latte brown suede and metallic silver leather, this iteration is presented with tonal lacing threaded across an integrated tongue. Both versions are fitted with removable insoles for cushioned support or personalization.

Ilse Jacobsen is a designer label to be worn around the world. Ideal for heated locales, the Tulip silhouette is a must-have for travel as its bendable silhouette is ultra-packable in a carryon bag for a quick getaway or extended stay. It fits perfectly with upcoming warm-weather trends ranging from bold color stories to quirky material mixes as inspired by nature. References to water will come in the form of frothy ruffles and nautical prints. Choose cotton palazzo pants in a neutral color and pair it with a striped, short-sleeved cropped top for a trip to Barcelona. Heading to the South of France? Bring a tiered, midi-length dress in ruffled chiffon into the modern age by pairing it with a bright edition of the Tulip slip on. A crossbody bag and minimal jewelry gets you ready for an afternoon of market exploration. Go yachting in Capri wearing a matching linen short set. The Tulip Lace Up shoe in the black or latte colorway and a mini calfskin leather bucket bag give the ensemble a more mature feeling. Created for maximum breathability and laid-back comfort, Ilse Jacobsen’s Tulip and Tulip Lace Up shoes are smart yet stylish choices for your next much-needed escape.

Introduce Danish style to your footwear collection with Isle Jacobsen. Find their collection of Tulip women’s shoes today at your nearest Hanig’s Footwear! Visit us at the Plaza del Lago shopping center in Wilmette or in downtown Chicago on Michigan Avenue and Delaware Place. When you shop online at, receive complimentary UPS ground shipping with your order of $99.90 or more!