Move Over Ugly Sneakers – and Make Room for These

Related Article
Trends
These Shoes Prove It’s Hip to Be Square
Read Article

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!

Move Over Ugly Sneakers – and Make Room for These

Stella McCartney Platform Sandals

AED1,965

MyTheresa

SHOP NOW
Move Over Ugly Sneakers – and Make Room for These

MCQ Alexander McQueen ‘Cecily’ Sandals

AED2,038

Net-a-Porter

SHOP NOW
Move Over Ugly Sneakers – and Make Room for These

Marni Double-Strap Sandals

AED2,314

Farfetch

SHOP NOW
Move Over Ugly Sneakers – and Make Room for These

Coco ‘Beatrice’ Sandals

AED139

Namshi

SHOP NOW
Move Over Ugly Sneakers – and Make Room for These

Christian Louboutin ‘Janitag’ Sandals

AED2,137

Net-a-Porter

SHOP NOW
Move Over Ugly Sneakers – and Make Room for These

Marc Jacobs ‘Somewhere Sport’ Sandals

AED1,083

Shopbop

SHOP NOW
Move Over Ugly Sneakers – and Make Room for These

Teva ‘Universal Geometric’ Sandals

AED237

Nordstrom

SHOP NOW
Move Over Ugly Sneakers – and Make Room for These

Gucci Leather and Mesh Sandals

AED3,268

MyTheresa

SHOP NOW
Move Over Ugly Sneakers – and Make Room for These

Sacai Sandals

AED2,604

Farfetch

SHOP NOW
Move Over Ugly Sneakers – and Make Room for These

Chloé Chunky Sandals

AED2,461

Farfetch

SHOP NOW
Be in the know.
Every day, receive Savoir Flair's top articles straight to your computer or smartphone. It's never been easier to stay up-to-date on the latest fashion, beauty, and lifestyle stories.
Click to get the latest news on your device
You can stop notifications at any time.
Unsubscribe from our notifications
Click to unsubscribe from notifications on this device.
Be in the know.
Every day, receive Savoir Flair's top articles straight to your computer or smartphone. It's never been easier to stay up-to-date on the latest fashion, beauty, and lifestyle stories.
Connect using Facebook Messenger