Last Updated on March 16, 2023
Chunky sandals are one of my favourite things from the Y2K trend resurrection. Whether you’re going for a casual or formal look, they add a fun and playful touch to any outfit.
These bold and stylish sandals are both comfortable and versatile, making them the perfect choice for summer. The chunky heel and wide straps provide support for your feet and ankles too.
Whether it’s spring, summer or fall, will 2023 be the year of chunky sandals? Or are they out of style?
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Are chunky sandals still in style in 2023?
Chunky shoe trends will always be a thing, and it looks like chunky sandals are going to be this summer’s favourite shoe.
The spring summer 2023 collections of Proenza Schouler and Fendi have shown that chunky sandals are the chicest pair you’ll wear this summer.
A variety of high-end designers, like Chanel, Jil Sander, Loeffler Randall, and Larroude, also have their own versions of chunky sandals. Whether you want flatforms, wedges, or thick block heels, the key here is the chunkier, the better.
They’re also a great choice for those who prefer a bit of height, as the chunky heel provides a stable base while still adding a few inches of height.
What shoes will be popular in 2023?
Expect to see knee-high boots with slim heels and more chunky soles reminiscent of the Y2K era. Chic athletic looks like hiking sneakers and vintage sports shoes will remain popular this year. For sandals, the trend will lean towards sporty strapped options, fisherman sandals and strappy lace-up designs.
Check out our edit below of our favourite chunky sandals:
Melissa Black Brave Platform Sandals, £96, Urban Outfitters – buy now
Hoxton chunky mid platforms sandals in black, £28, ASOS – buy now
Dr. Martens Blaire Hydro Quad Black Sandals, £99, Urban Outfitters – buy now
Colbie Wedge Sandals, now £56, Aldo – buy now
Public Desire Orbit chunky embellished sandals in white, £35, ASOS – buy now
Nylon Knotted Flatform Sandals – Nude, £65, Charles & Keith – buy now
Jeigh Wedged Sandals, now £40, Aldo – buy now
Metallic Wedge Sandals with Straps, £49.99, Mango – buy now
Platform Sandals, now £55, & Other Stories – buy now
Platform strap sandals, £59.99, Mango – buy now
Sport Yeah Flatform Sandals, £60, UGG – buy now
Hurricane Drift Flat Sandals, £40, Teva – buy now
Strappy Flatform Leather Sandals, now £48, & Other Stories – buy now
Kai Horsebit Croc-embossed Leather Heeled Wedges, £100, Dune – buy now
Kensington Logo-embellished Faux-leather Flip Flops, £119, Kurt Geiger London – buy now