Summer’s Hottest Shoe Trend Is Dad-Approved
The geriatric sandal is about to be everywhere.
There’s a time and a place for every type of shoe—that’s how we justify having so many in our wardrobe. And while we may only be wearing the coziest of flats right now (if not straight-up slippers), the temperature is rising, summer is close, and that can only mean one thing: sandals. And after months of soft, dainty footwear, we’re finding ourselves craving much more of a statement shoe.
If you haven’t browsed the depths of the internet during your time at home, and specifically the men’s section, then you may not have fallen under the spell of Velcro sandals quite yet. We call them by many names—geriatric, dad-like, just plain ugly. But with billowy silhouettes and ladylike dresses still trending, there are few things that can balance out that type of look—and provide some much-deserved comfort—like a deliciously chunky sandal. Many of our favorite styles are designed for the boys, but there’s no reason we can’t snag a pair of our own. From the ever-classic Tevas to a crystal-embellished platform, these are the 18 geriatric dad sandals we’re buying for summer.
Crossover Ridged Sandals$750Buy
Leather and Mesh Sandals$890Buy
Y’s bt Yohji Yamamoto
Thick Soled Velcro and Leather Sandals$574Buy
Logo Strap Ridged Sandals$445Buy
Flatform Universal Sandal$46Buy
Rockstud Leather and PVC Sandals$895Buy
Felix Velcro-strap Embroidered Sandals$414Buy
+ Suicoke Maria Embellished Canvas Sandals$530Buy
Viv Run Crystal-embellished Mesh and Leather Sandals$1,200Buy
+ Birkenstock Milano Topstitched Glossed-leather Slingback Sandals$450Buy
MM6 Maison Margiela
Buckle Strap Sandal$259Buy
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