Trust Me—This Ugly Sandal Trend Will Be Major


Style du Monde

Whether you've had the chance to schedule a pedicure or not, sandal season is upon us. While those of us in colder climates have spent the last six months exclusively in sneakers and boots, the time has come to break out those summer shoes. Every year there seems to be a new ugly-chic sandal, a style that suggests an effortless way of dressing. This summer, it's all about the toe ring.

While we're all for keeping your traditional Birkenstocks and Tevas around, in 2018 we expect to see fashion girls rocking any number of shoes with one common thread, a certain amount of hugging around the big toe. From minimalist to something a bit fancier, there's a whole range of options available, so you can freely shop for your ideal summer shoes. Read on for inspiration on exactly how to pull off these not-so-ugly sandals, and to pick up a pair for yourself too.


Collage Vintage

A bold heeled sandal pairs perfectly with neutrals.

Is edgy a word you use to describe your style? Then these are for you.

Available in sizes IT35 to IT37. 

A trend-forward take on these laid-back sandals.

Available in sizes 37 to 38.

An edgy take on toe ring sandals.

Available in sizes IT36 to IT40. 



Proof that despite being coined an "ugly" sandal, it's seriously chic.

A pretty way to tackle the trend.

Available in sizes 6 to 11. 

Pretty enough to wear to brunch.

Available in sizes 37 to 39. 

A new Birkenstock style to consider.

Available in sizes 4 to 12.5. 


Collage Vintage

A flat toe-ring sandal is perfect for summer (especially when you're walking the streets)

These sandals would pair perfectly with a boho dress.

Available in sizes 35 to 41. 

A little bit '90s. 

Available in sizes 6 to 10. 

Sophisticated enough to wear to work. 

Available in sizes FR36 to FR41.

These are an edgy-cool take on the trend.

Available in sizes 5 to 11. 

Wear these sandals with jeans and a cool tee. 

Available in sizes 8 to 10. 


Collage Vintage

Minimalist, boho, or ladylike, these sandals work. 

A nighttime take on the trend.

Available in sizes 6.5 to 10.5. 

Fashion girls love Trademark's cool interpretation of the trends. 

Available in sizes 35 to 39. 

Now you're all set to tack the summer's biggest footwear trend.

A minimalist's vacation shoes. 

Available in sizes IT35 to IT41.