Every summer, new sandals debut on the market, making everyone and their mothers click to their favorite sites in search of the latest trend. While some years it’s a totally new-fangled silhouette, this year features a blast from the past: the velcro sandal.
Often dubbed the “ugly” sandal, this design has remained a tried and true for nature lovers everywhere, as its durability, airiness, and overall easy wear make it a comfortable choice for many summer activities. Now, just about every editor, influencer, model, and real-life gal is posting pics in the simple sandals.
Thankfully, this year’s launches have come with a touch of chic color and head-turning height, giving the once hideous sandal a modern update that just somehow works. That said, if you’re feeling adventurous — both literally and metaphorically — check out the sandals below for a welcome addition to your summer wardrobe.
These platform sandals feel like you’re walking on clouds. Take it from someone who now owns two pairs of the cushy, mesh-strapped shoes.
We love a monochrome moment and these pale purple cuties show us how it’s done. The criss-cross straps give them an added, modern allure.
Want to get in on the trend but aren’t super outdoorsy? These elevated velcro sandals are worth adding to your cart.
You’d never guess that these detailed boho sandals are made by outdoor brand Merrell. As we said, velcro sandals have gotten a welcome upgrade.
Want to go all out? These rhinestone platform sandals will help you do just that.
You can never go wrong with a clay-like neutral. These give off a hip, minimalist vibe.
These brushed suede sandals look much more expensive than they really are. We’ll take it.
Jelly sandals meet velcro sandals — talk about a trend piece!
A leather and suede upper pair with a rubber sole for a mixed-material sandal we can 100% get behind. Best of all, they come in a few color combos.
All-white sandals are a must for summer and the rubber material makes them that much comfier.
xx, The FabFitFun Team