22 Pairs of Fisherman Sandals That Are Cute, Not Dowdy

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We can’t say we necessarily saw this trend coming, but now that it’s here we have to admit we love it. We’re talking about fisherman sandals, of course, the strappy shoe silhouette that’s been flooding our Instagram feeds and popping up in the late summer, early fall collections of all our favorite brands. As you may have guessed from their name, the 2021 version of fisherman sandals are inspired by the shoes worn by fishers for centuries.

While they’re still a wonderfully practical option if you plan to head out for a fishing or boat adventure, we love them most when worn with a flowy midi dress or raw-hem jeans for dinner with friends or weekend errand running. Here, 22 pairs of fisherman sandals to scoop up before they sell out.

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everlane fisherman sandals

1. everlane The Fisherman Sandal

Pair these with all your other Everlane favorites, like your denim chore jacket or tiered tent dress.

freda salvador fisherman sandals

2. freda Salvador Sera Fisherman Sandals

The top strap is positioned a little lower on this Freda Salvador pair, which helps elongate the leg rather than cut it off at the ankle.

anthropologie 2 fisherman sandals

3. anthropologie Braided Fisherman Sandals

Yes, fisherman sandals can look glam—case in point, these gorgeous gold stunners.

jeffrey campbell fisherman sandals

4. jeffrey Campbell Landen Sandals

We can’t get enough of this summery grass-green hue for a more subtle hint of color.

asos marina fisherman sandals

5. asos Design Marina Leather Fisherman Flat Shoes

You can wear this classic design with jeans, slip dresses or even a trendy skort if you like.

emme parsons fisherman sandals

6. emme Parsons Ernest Leather Sandals

We love the look of a sleek black fisherman sandal worn with a light gray suit for casual Fridays at the office.

teva fisherman sandals

7. teva Dorado Sandals

Yes, these waterproof sandals are excellent for outdoor adventures, but they’ll work just as well with a floaty midi dress for Sunday brunch with the gals.

bernardo fisherman sandals

8. bernardo Sasha Fisherman Sandals

For those who prefer heels to flats, try this lug-sole variation with a comfy block heel.

asos jen fisherman sandals

9. asos Design Jen Premium Leather Fisherman Espadrilles

Lines of silver studs add a little rock-and-roll touch to this boho sandal.

marni fisherman sandals

10. Marni Embellished Strappy Sandals

A supremely comfortable, supportive sole plus a bit of glitz and glam is the ultimate dream combo in our book.

duckfeet fisherman sandals

11. Duckfeet Ringkobing Leather Sandals

We love this earthy hue that’s not quite red and not quite brown, but a Goldilocks hue right in the middle.

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intentionally blank fisherman sandals
Free People

12. Intentionally Blank Haddie Fisherman Flatform Sandals

A patent finish gives this flatform an elevated appeal.

jeffrey campbell 2 fisherman sandals

13. Jeffrey Campbell Arminius Slingback Fisherman Sandals

Balance the chunky look of this Jeffrey Campbell pair with a floaty tent dress or ‘90s slip.

rockport cobb hill fisherman sandals

14. Rockport Cobb Hill Lacy Fisherman Sandals

Most fisherman sandals have a somewhat masculine vibe, but the intricate weaving and curves at the toe of this pair give it a distinctly feminine feel.

anthropologie fisherman sandals

15. Anthropologie Fisherman Sport Sandals

Close knit straps over the front of the foot make it easier to transition these sandals from summer to fall.

the row fisherman sandals
Saks Fifth Avenue

16. The Row Fisherman Flat Leather Sandals

Even Mary Kate and Ashely Olsen are in on the trend.

asos monika fisherman sandals

17. Asos Design Monika Fisherman Flat Shoes

Be sure to stick a few wipes in your bag to address any scuffs or marks ASAP while you’re out and about.

minda living fisherman sandals
Free People

18. Minda Living Helen Woven Leather Sandals

A more minimalist, low-key take on our new favorite silhouette.

hereu fisherman sandals
Matches Fashion

19. Hereu Pesca Cutout Leather Sandals

These creamy white shoes are handmade by artisans in Spain using locally sourced leather.

silent d fisherman sandals

20. Silent D Oggy Fisherman Sandals

We adore this blush pink hue, but they also come in black if you prefer.

urban fisherman sandals
Urban Outfitters

21. Punto Pigro Platform Fisherman Sandal

The supple leather straps will only get more and more comfortable over time.

lower fisherman sandals
W Concept

22. Lower Fisherman Sandals

These sculptural shoes are made-to-order to cut down on waste and environmental impact.



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