I’m Calling It— These Sandals Are Going to be the Shoes of the Summer

March 24, 2022 at 12:00PM

Every so often a shoe comes along that takes us all by surprise. At first it might not look like much— in this case another leather sandal– but then you see them on an influencer or fashion person or two, you start to imagine them with all your new season outfits, and think about how they could elevate your looks for years to come. Before you know it, they’re living in your head rent free.

It happened with Chanel’s chunky dad sandals (yes, I’m still regretting not buying them and being able to bring them out again this spring) but this year, there’s a new ‘ugly’ sandal in town that’s stolen my fashion heart— Gucci’s Elektra

Proving they look great with jeans for spring. 

As a shopping expert who’s worked in this industry for almost a decade, it’s a not so hidden talent of mine to be able to predict a trend— and I’m 99.9% sure these sandals are going to be big. Like, huge. Mainly because caged or ‘fisherman’ sandals have been gaining popularity among the fashion crowd for a few years now, unsurprisingly thanks to The Row and their coveted pair. But this year is their year, and they’re even popping up on the high street too. 

As the double strap dad sandal loses momentum, we need another androgynous sandal that feels fresh and fulfills the role of balancing out all our pretty dresses, floaty skirts and wide-leg trousers. Enter Gucci’s Elektra, which, compared to Chanel’s velcro canvas sandals, are so beautifully made in the most expensive-looking buttery leather (ok, maybe just expensive) with that timeless horsebit detailing. They’re a ready-made classic you’ll turn to again and again— a summer version of the brand’s iconic loafers.

Monikh wears the caged fisherman sandal trend. 

So, if you’ve been searching for that perfect statement sandal to bring all your outfits into spring— as well as into the upper echelons of ‘fashion’— one that you can wear with jeans, wide leg trousers, dresses, shorts and skirts—  keep scrolling to shop…

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Author Emily Dawes | Whowhatwear
Selected by CWC


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