Where previous seasons veered towards dainty lace-ups or squidgy slide-ons, this year's sandal styles are all about big straps, big buckles and even bigger soles. With many of us set to undertake our fair share of walking and bike riding this summer (to local parks or friends' back gardens), practical footwear is quickly becoming a favourite among fashion lovers.
Some of the best on offer include Teva's Midform Universal with extra padded soles and CAT's Progressor Buckles with thick foam footbeds. There are plenty of utility-style designer offerings, too, from the likes of Prada, Ganni and Cecilie Bahnsen. Judging by the slew of chunky but comfortable sandals clogging up our feeds at the moment, the style is the most popular choice among those searching for sturdy footwear that will keep their feet cool from dusk 'til dawn.
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