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Summer’s Hottest Shoe Trend Is Dad-Approved

The geriatric sandal is about to be everywhere.

geriatric dad sandal trend
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.

Was-V Sandals


Thick Soled Velcro and Leather Sandals

Y’s bt Yohji Yamamoto

Rubber Sandals


Logo Sandals


Velcro Sandal

Suzanne Rae

Buckle Strap Sandal

MM6 Maison Margiela
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