The Row's Sandals are Pure Luxury—7 Pairs You'll Wear Forever


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Monikh's impressive collection of The Row sandals. 

Is there anything that The Row can't do? From exceptional tailoring to covetable handbags, the brand's considered approach to luxury fashion has been changing the way we dress since it's launch in 2006, and 17 years later we're still obsessed with their minimalist aesthetic (not so bad for a brand that started as a quest for the "perfect" white tee). 

And while we adore the brand's pared-back wardrobe staples, it's The Row's shoe offering that has truly captured the hearts and minds of fashion people everywhere. Probably because all of the brand's pieces are such big investments, it's nice to be able to get maximum wear out of them. A great pair of shoes can be worn every day of the week, in so many different ways, so you can truly get your money's worth.

In winter, the ankle boot of choice for the best-dressed set is still The Row's zip-up style (four years on from their release), and in spring/summer it's the brand's simple yet elegant sandals that everyone wants to be wearing, year after year. From the iconic fisherman sandals, to the Ginza flatform flip flops—The Row's sandals don't follow trends, they start them (and inspire hundreds of high street dupes while they're at it). 


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Tylynn shows us how to style The Row's fisherman sandals all year round. 

If you're looking to invest in a pair of the OGs this year, we can say with confidence that you're highly unlikely to regret your decision. Loyal disciples of The Row's sandals, like Monikh, @theindiaedit and @modedamour bring out their favourite pairs year after year, proving that not only does the quality hold up if you look after them, but the designs are truly timeless too. 

At Who What Wear, we're personally huge fans of a brand that eschews trends for classic style (and, importantly, comfort) and re-releases their hero styles again and again as opposed to encouraging more and more newness, especially when you're having to invest heavily in it. Whichever pair of The Row sandals you manage to get your hands on (honestly, when summer hits every retailer finds it near impossible to keep them in stock), you can look forward to wearing them for a long time. There are, however, a number of specific styles that have garnered a cult following over the years, and we've rounded them up below, along with the brand's new styles for 2023. Keep scrolling to shop. 


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Neelam Ahooja wears The Row's Hook and Loop sandals.

1. Ginza

2. Fisherman

3. Kris

4. Avery

5. Rae

6. Hook and Loop

7. Chocolate

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Emily Dawes
Affiliate Editor

Emily Dawes is the very definition of a fashion multi hyphenate. An editor, stylist and writer with over eleven years’ worth of experience in the industry, Emily is known for her impeccable taste, elegant outfit choices and being able to spot the next big thing in fashion from a mile off. Our readers loyally trust her advice and shopping suggestions; so much so she began her own column documenting the most expensive-looking pieces on the high street, which has become a top-performing piece of content for the Who What Wear brand.

Emily has worked for Who What Wear UK since 2020 in a myriad as roles, spanning from contributing editor and branded content editor. Now, she holds the position of affiliate editor and is responsible for the brand’s overall affiliate strategy, ideation and content execution. Working closely with Who What Wear UK’s affiliate manager, Emily has been instrumental in securing and nourishing brand partnerships, surpassing her goals as standard. Leading the team in tentpole shopping moments including Black Friday and Peak Trading, with Emily’s guidance and leadership, team Who What Wear is in a stronger affiliate position than ever before.

Prior to joining the Who What Wear team, Emily served as YOU Magazine’s acting fashion editor where she managed the fashion team and oversaw all fashion content output for the fast-paced weekly title. Emily is a stylist in her own right, having worked with a slew of VIP clients including writer and television personality, Elizabeth Day, as well as styling and art directing several celebrity cover shoots for glossy print publication, Grazia. Her adept fashion knowledge means brands regularly sought out to work with her as a consultant: previously she has developed marketing and content plans for brands for Cocoon and Edge of Ember. Before entering the industry, Emily obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Studies with International Study from Nottingham University. Fun fact: Emily spent a year studying in America which saw her join a sorority during her time there.

When she’s not working or tracking down the chicest, new-in items to share with our audience, you’ll find Emily bestowing her East London home with her stylish flair, reading everything from the classics to cowboy romance novels and escaping to the country with husband, baby boy and dog, Roo, whenever she can.

Emily is currently on maternity leave.