Last Updated on June 4, 2021
The weather’s getting warmer and that only means one thing: dad sandals. No, really.
We bet you didn’t think you’d ever covet your dad’s velco-strapped, made-for-hiking sandals, but here we are.
In case you missed it, they’re back in vogue after their brief stint in the fashion limelight in 2015 (the same time mom jeans were a hit). They rose to popularity again in 2018 because of that Chanel pair.
Trust us when we say that they’ve been given an incredible facelift and now they’re cooler than ever. Even shoe designer Amina Muaddi approves, while every celebrity under the sun has been spotted wearing a pair including style icons Alexa Chung, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Kendall Jenner.
Ready to embrace this trend? We did our research and found the comfiest and chicest pairs on the high street from Zara, Arket, ASOS, New Look and more.
Faux Leather Sandals, £35, Monki – buy now
You can always trust Monki to offer stylish yet affordable options. The padded straps look extra comfy too.
Chunky Leather Sandals, £150, Arket – buy now
The small details truly matter, like the embossed croc pattern on this pair.
Dad Sandals in Black Leather, £45, Kaltur at ASOS – buy now
This black leather pair offer a more streamlined look and a slimmer sole.
Black Quilted Chunky Footbed Sandals, £27.99, New Look – buy now
This one’s for those who value comfort over everything (but still want to look good).
Still in the mood for neutrals? This pair in cream would be a great addition to your current collection.
Ivy Leather Footbed Slider, £99, Jigsaw – buy now
Team tan sandals with a white dress and a basket bag for an easy outfit to wear all summer.
Lockstockk Sandals, £110, Dune – buy now
Dad sandals, but make them colourful. We love this sell-out pair from Dune.
Orson Black Eagle Embellished Chunky Sandals, £149, Kurt Geiger – buy now
This pair from Kurt Geiger are the closest pair we’ve seen to Chanel’s quilted sandals. So chic.
Imitation Leather Sandals, £19.99, H&M – buy now
Opt for this blush pair from H&M teamed with denim shorts or flowy dresses for a softer look.
Velcro Strap Sandal, £59.99, Mango – buy now
This pale shade of yellow is set to be one of spring’s it colours. Embrace the trend with this pair of velcro strap sandals from Mango.
Flat Sandals With Track Sole, £45.99, Zara – buy now
Chunky soles are another key detail to look for when it comes to footwear. This platform pair from Zara tick every box.