I Am 99.9% Certain These Will Be the Most Popular Sandals This Summer

Over the past 18 months, we have seen a shift towards practicality in fashion, and this is seen most acutely with footwear. We need our shoes to be able to take us on countless laps of the park without causing us any trouble, and so high heels have been universally retired. Fashion brands have for several seasons been bringing us sturdy, responsible shoes—the kind of styles that you'd try to run away from when finding shoes at Clarks in sixth grade. Think T-bar loafers, chunky lace-ups, and fisherman sandals. 

The Row and Gabriella Hearst both are adored for their discreet and quiet take on luxury fashion, and although both tend to shy away from anything too flashy or trend-driven, they both have a habit of dictating the silhouettes that we'll be gravitating towards. Both have created beautiful caged leather sandals in both ivory and black, making the humble fisherman sandal the most sought-after sandal for this summer. Like Tevas, their appeal is that they are practical walking shoes and will go with almost any summer outfit.

The styles by The Row and Gabriella Hearst have been yoyo-ing in and out of stock, however, it is a style that is slowly trickling into the high street too. Zara, always quick to respond to a cult item, has created several fisherman sandals for $70.

Keep scrolling for proof that they really do look amazing with all summer outfits, and then shop our edit of the best pairs.

Best fisherman sandals



The kind of shoes that will last you decades. 

These are bound to sell out at Anthropologie. 

The brown color is also quite cute. 

Best fisherman sandals



A great neutral color to match with anything. 

These look more expensive than they really are. 

Zara always comes through with great prices. 

Best fisherman sandals



These thick soles are very on-trend right now. 

I'd contrast these chunky shoes with a floaty sundress. 

How can I possibly choose a favorite? 

This leather is very high quality, hence the price tag. 

This braided rope detail is so fun and perfect for summer. 

These would look perfect with cropped jeans. 

In case you want a luxury designer version. 

The fashion industry continues to be obsessed with The Row. 

This brown color is so beautiful. 

These are begging to be worn with a white dress. 

Next, Gigi Hadid's cute $100 sandals will definitely sell out at Anthropologie.

This post originally appeared on Who What Wear UK.

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