From Chanel to Balenciaga, The 2020 Dad Sandals That Are Worth Investing In
Dad sandals proved themselves to be the official shoe of summer 2020 and they’re not going anywhere.
First came dad sneakers, then dad fleeces, so it only made sense that sooner or later, dad sandals too would come into fashion consciousness, and this time we have Chanel to blame.
With its thick soles and chunky straps, the dad sandal has never been the aesthetical go-to of footwear, however, Chanel set out to change all that by giving the chunky style an upgrade back in 2016. Unveiling them for the first time on the runway the dad sandal came adorned with brights pops of colours and even LED light soles - yes just like the kind the coolest kid in your school had on the playground. Despite what you might think the dad sandal can be worn with just about any outfit. From slinky slip dresses, midi skirts, jeans and even adding chunky ankle socks as we come into fall, they'll make any outfit look instantly cooler. With that in mind, here are some of our 3 favourite dad sandals to shop now.
(1) Chanel Velcro Sandal
First came dad sneakers, then dad fleeces, so it only made sense that sooner or later, dad sandals too would come into fashion consciousness, and this time we have Chanel to blame. True to orthopaedic style, Chanel’s sandals came with velcro fastenings and soles that look like they’re about 3 inches thick and two years on and this sandal has truly trumped any 'ugly' predecessors before it.
After the sell-out success of previous years styles, this year Chanel replicated its chunky sandals again in soft pastels, proving that for the third year in a row the dad sandal trend is the only shoe to own. With that in mind, here are some of our favourite dad sandals to shop now.
For those of you worship at the chunky-soled altar of Balenciaga, you’ll be happy to hear that the brand has extended its line of dad style footwear to include, you guessed it, sandals.
A cool extension of the brand’s iconic Triple S style, the 'Track' sandals come with sturdy, gripped soles and are made from overlapping leather and rubber, featuring the house's logo on the adjustable velcro straps. Pair them with anything from jeans to tailoring.
If you still need convincing to try out the dad sandal, we have another classic for you, Hermes’ Oran sandals. The complete opposite of Chanel’s thick-soled chunky style, the Oran is a style that has been beloved by minimalists for years. Created in 1997 by Pierre Hardy, the Oran is simple in design, featuring a single strap that is fashioned into an unmistakable "H".
Whether you love trying out new trends or prefer a more pared-back and considered look (as endorsed by @TheBirkinBoy), both these sandal styles can be paired in a multitude of ways. Let’s that summer lasts just a little bit longer.