While the ugly-sneaker trend shows no sign of abating – heck, we’re still wearing them – another sinfully ugly form of footwear has come along to steal the spotlight for Spring/Summer 2019. Ugly sandals (or “tourist” sandals as they’re often referred to) are the new kids on the block. They’re the kind of funky shoe that your mom would wear to Disneyland, much to your horror, but now they’re taking over our wardrobes. No shame – fashion is weird like that.
Big chunky platforms, thick rubber soles, clashing colors, and weird shapes are the key elements to look out for when shopping for the sandal of the season. While they’re so ugly that they’re interesting, they also happen to be radically comfortable, making this one trend that Savoir Flair is happy to co-sign. Like the ugly sneaker, ugly sandals beg to be paired with practically anything from jean-and-tee combinations to sundresses – just keep in mind that they’re meant to stand out.
So who’s doing the trend best? In our humble opinion, Chloé, Gucci, and Marni are the clear winners, and you can always trust reputable sandal brands like Teva to bring a cool fusion of style, function, and affordability. Below is our list of the best picks on the retail shelves right now. Happy shoe shopping!
Stella McCartney Platform Sandals
MCQ Alexander McQueen ‘Cecily’ Sandals
Marni Double-Strap Sandals
Coco ‘Beatrice’ Sandals
Christian Louboutin ‘Janitag’ Sandals
Marc Jacobs ‘Somewhere Sport’ Sandals
Teva ‘Universal Geometric’ Sandals
Gucci Leather and Mesh Sandals
Chloé Chunky Sandals