Chunky Sandals: The Next ‘Ugly’ Trend to Embrace
If you had enough of “dad sneakers” but are still into the chunky and “ugly” silhouette, here’s a more breathable option—sandals. It’s time to rethink your old Teva pair, because this shoe trend is here to stay. With big brands like Gucci and Prada sealing their stamp of approval, it might just be a refreshing counterpoint to your usual flip flops. Here are 5 distinct pairs that will convince you to take the plunge.
Marc Jacobs Somewhere Sport Sandals with Socks
A hybrid of the chunky dad sneakers and hiking sandals with contrasting neon socks to boot, this Marc Jacobs sandal has an undeniable edge over your standard footwear.
PRADA Logo-embossed rubber-trimmed leather and canvas sandals
A luxury spin on the traditional Teva style, Prada nails athleisure minimalism this season. With the brand’s logo prominently embossed on the canvas strips, these Velcro fastening sandals are padded with comfortable chunky soles to give you that much-needed lift.
Eytys Athena leather Scandals
This pair pays tribute to the 70s grunge aesthetic with its generous use of the shiny leather straps, buckles and excessive metal detailing on the sturdy, robust sole. Throw on your cheeky bell-bottom jeans to relive those retro days.
Steve Madden UO Exclusive Slinky Platform Sandal
We are in love with these Slinky Platform sandals from Steve Madden X Urban Outfitters. Why? Because the texture of the stretchy band across the top of your feet feels oddly satisfying. With 3 different colourways, you can choose to go Britney with full neon pink, play it safe with black or opt for lime green to show everyone what a risk-taker you are.
UGG LE FLUFF SANDAL
If an old Bootmaker and hippie girl had a “love child” in the form of a shoe, this would be it. The different textures add to its unique appeal, perfect for warm summer nights.
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