Minimalism Is Waning: 25 Chunky Sandals Already Defining Cool 2024 Style


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It's almost that time of year—summer. For many, the onset of warmer temperatures requires a complete reassessment of their wardrobe with careful consideration of whether to ditch a few outdated trends or invest in a few dresses. But maybe the one change you can't avoid in the warm-weather season is switching up your footwear. Sure, you can occasionally get away with wearing boots, but like it or not, there comes a day when the sweltering heat forces you to slip into a pair of sandals. 

Of course, that doesn't make the switch any easier. With so many different types of sandals available, finding a pair that fits your criteria best can be challenging. Luckily for you, though, that's what I'm here for. And after spending hours scouring trend forecasts, I've concluded there's only one sandal style you need to invest in for summer: chunky sandals

We've seen open-toed footwear with larger soles reach new levels of popularity on and off the runway. And while most may have thought they were having a moment, their continued relevance has shown both the style's versatility and longevity. But suppose you're still dubious about how practical or pretty chunky sandals can be? In that case, you'll want to keep reading as I've identified the 25 best chunky sandals you can shop online right now based on reviews, price points, quality, and editorial perspective. These sandals will make stepping into the new season a breeze. 


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Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.