Move Over Birkenstocks: A New ‘Ugly’ Sandal Is Taking Over Instagram

Calling all Birkenstock lovers and Teva Hurricane diehards, there's a new 'ugly' sandal trend on the block: the fisherman sandal. You probably recognise its woven leather style from your youth – it was a fond favourite of geography teachers (worn with socks, of course), your grandpa and toddlers. Now, this half strappy sandal, half cut-out shoe is our summer footwear of choice, converting even the most dedicated heels wearer one cushioned-step at a time.
We aren’t the only ones switching our allegiance. Free People and Grenson and Dr Martens all have quality offerings, while our favourite Insta girls have been showing us how they style the chunky shoe. Monikh paired hers with a cream silk midi dress, Brittany Bathgate went with knee-length shorts and a boxy shirt, and Poppy Almond with socks, proving the sandals will take you through the colder months, too. The beauty of the fisherman sandal is that there’s no need for a fresh pedicure: they look just as fantastic with hosiery as they do with bare feet, and they’ll work no matter what the good old British summer throws at us, weather-wise.
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Move over Birkenstocks, there's a new footwear favourite in town. Shop our favourite pairs below.

Black fishermen sandals

Brown fishermen sandals

White and cream fishermen sandals

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