Remember the ugly sandals your mum would wear on every family holiday? You may have hated them then but you’re going to love them now thanks to street-style stars at fashion weeks around the world who were pairing the functional footwear with midi dresses, slip skirts and chunky knits, and relaxed jeans and crop tops.
The trend then travelled to the S/S19 catwalk shows with designers like Collina Strada, Dries Van Noten and Gucci teaming their creations with the rubber-soled, strapped sandals. And influencers like model Alexa Chung, Glossier founder Emily Weiss, and rising star Monikh have been spotted on the ‘gram in black velcro-strap versions from fashion houses like Chanel and Prada.
And like mum, these style stars have been teaming the sandal with socks.
Like them or loathe them, we’re sure this trend is one we’re going to be seeing a lot more of this year. Shop One4all’s edit of the mum/tourist sandals you’re going to love wearing this summer.