Fisherman Sandals Are This Summer’s Cool, No-Stress Shoe That Goes With Everything
They're the walkable shoe that is suddenly everywhere, available in cool platform versions and classic Euro preppie styles. Fisherman sandals are trending and it's no wonder—they are practical, wearable and good value. In other words, they're exactly what we need in a guilt-free purchase during the long hot summer of 2020, when we're only going to wear what makes us feel good.
1. The Funky Retro Version by Dr. Martens
SoCal women are sporting this ’90s throwback (now updated in vegan leather) with billowy sundresses, with or without a side of tattoos.
2. The Embellished Rendition by Christian Louboutin
Splurge on a fancy lady version of the humble fisherman style with spikes and a racy red sole. These chic shoes mean business when worn with a paper bag-waist shorts suit or a simple sheath dress.
3. Classic English Craftsmanship from Church's
A gorgeous Italian leather, timeless rounded toe shape and elegant woven straps make this the shoe that says you're a woman with quiet good taste. And the sturdy leather-and-rubber sole mean this shoe will last forever (which is how long we predict you'll be wearing it, including with cashmere socks in the fall).
4. The Fashion Forward Iteration by Labucq
Los Angeles-based Lauren Buquet is the former footwear and accessories designer for Rag & Bone, and her chunky platform fisherman's sandal, which she's called the Boomer, speaks to a similar cool-lady audience. Made by a small factory in Italy, the flatform style and all other Labucq designs are chic, comfy and as cute with socks as they are your home-pedicured feet.
5. The Playful Pastel Design from Duckfeet
This Danish-made brand's denim hue is so throwback 1970s, in a good way. We see these as the perfect sandal to throw on with shorts and a bandana for a day spent walking around a neighborhood you're not familiar with, and pretending you're a gap year student in Europe.
6. The Minimalist Chic Style by The Row
This luxurious version in calfskin comes in black and white and is so sleek, the buckles are hidden under the strap. We're seeing the white ones worn with billowing caftans on a dress-up patio brunch—you know, like Mary Kate and Ashley would wear it.