If This Isn't the Most Popular Sandal Trend of 2022, I'll Be Shocked

Boot trends are always a hot topic in the fall, and the springtime equivalent is sandal trends. After months of cold weather and having to hide my feet away in boots and sneakers because of it, I always look forward to spring shoe trends and all of the breezy dresses and shorts I'll wear with them. So let's talk about the latest one that's caught my attention: fisherman sandals.

It's still technically winter, so I've yet to see many sandals out and about and on Instagram, but based on what I'm seeing in the market, I'd put money on fisherman sandals being the number one sandal trend of spring and summer. My main reason for believing this is that several trendsetting designer brands (such as Prada, Gucci, and The Row) have recently released their own takes on the classic shoe style, and they started to bubble up last summer. 

In case you need a little refresh, fisherman sandals are cage-style flat sandals that buckle at the ankle. It's a comfortable, functional style that's been around for decades, and it's been reinvented many times in leather and as "jellies." The 2022 versions feature everything from lug soles to embellishments to bold colors. Scroll to shop my favorite fisherman sandals of the year because I really did my research.

The Runway Inspiration

Fisherman sandals, 2022 runway


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The Instagram Inspiration

Fisherman sandal trend



Fisherman sandals are the ideal shoe match for loose jeans.

Fisherman sandal trend



Fisherman sandals look especially fresh with suiting.

Kelly green and lug soles are as 2022 as it gets.

Fisherman sandal trend



This chunky woven-leather pair is highly covetable.

A crisp white pair will snap your outfit into spring.

Platform fisherman sandals are happening.

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I imagine this understated (and affordable) pair will quickly sell out.

If you ask me, $59 is a steal for such a chic pair.

Get ready to see these on lots of influencers.

These look so cushiony and comfortable.

If you like your sandals chunky, these are for you.

Hereu's interpretations of fisherman sandals are all perfection.

This is the runway pair at the start of the story.

This color kind of goes with everything.