Gigi Hadid Wore the Controversial Shoe Trend Everyone Has an Opinion On

Supermodel Gigi Hadid can wear absolutely anything she wants and get away with it. So, when she wears something even slightly controversial, people tend to notice.

Recently, Hadid was snapped leaning on a red Coca-Cola van in casual weekend wear. The model, who recently partnered with Coca-Cola, paired colorful Teva Hurricane XLT2 sandals with plain white athletic socks, oversize yellow shorts, and a vintage-looking Mickey Mouse and Friends T-shirt. If not for her long legs, slicked-back hair, and multiple gold chain necklaces, Hadid could've been mistaken for, well, a regular weekend warrior. 

If, by some chance, you've never worn socks with sandals—or more specifically, strappy Tevas with sporty white socks—then we have to say: don't knock it until you try it. The look may give off major dadcore vibes, but that's sort of the point, right? But, if you're questioning whether fathers really know best, know that Hadid certainly does.

How Gigi Hadi Styles the Socks-With-Sandals Trend


(Image credit: @gigihadid)

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Drew Elovitz
Director of Content Strategy

Drew Elovitz is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but has spent the last decade living and working in New York City. She earned a master's degree in media and popular culture from New York University, then began her career on the internet as the Twitter voice of Barbie. She worked previously at Who What Wear as the director of content strategy and also spent several years leading the social media teams at Teen Vogue and Entertainment Weekly. You'll find her byline on the site around topics such as celebrity fashion, must-have basics, beauty favorites (particularly nail polish), and wellness tips and tricks. Her personal style tends to favor the classics: She loves crisp white button-downs, sneakers, and skinny jeans—and no look is complete without a great pair of oversize sunglasses and a trusty leather jacket. After she finishes reading the entire internet every day, she can be found dining out at her favorite restaurants, trying new beauty treatments, or indulging her historical-fiction habit.