The 21 best fisherman sandals for 2023
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Every once in a while, a fashion trend appears seemingly out of nowhere. Last summer, fisherman sandals were all the rage – like the woven sandals that used to be worn by toddlers, uncles and others Rod and reel owner. And it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. They’re something, it wouldn’t be crazy to imagine that the Olsen twins and Alessandro Michele convened a small tribunal like the fashion world’s knights of the round table and decided that this summer we’d all look like fishermen.
Maybe it is a return on the functionality – many people have become more accustomed to footpaths and cycle paths since the pandemic. Maybe everyone wants to pretend they are in Greece and are wearing their finest summer clothes. Or maybe these hypothetical fishermen actually had something on their trail. Anyhow, we’ve selected 21 cute options below that don’t require rods or bait.
Nothing is as elegant and classic as a mule, which you can easily slip into in the summer.
Or maybe you’re planning to hit the water. If so, these rubber sandals will stand the tide.
The square toe is a nice design touch that sets these fisherman sandals apart from the usual crowd.
Or are always late and run. You don’t have to worry about switching this to “sport mode” because thanks to the adjustable slingback buckle, you’re already well equipped.
Go beyond your comfort zone with these light blue genuine leather models.
These Loq models are perfect with a white sundress. They also feature a padded leather footbed for added comfort.
Charles & Keith is one of the favorite brands of fashion editors who can find quality shoes at great prices.
Just like Darshita Goyal said, “Dressing like the Michelin Man is hip.”
Fishermen would just call that “green” but would still be interested in these. (The brand no longer stocks that particular color, but there are seven other colors that are just as good.)
No shame. It’s literally just one color. One that makes these fisherman sandals very desirable.
Fishermen like to party too.
Check out the pair recognized by the Olsen twins.
These will feel and look like you are walking on a cloud. And honestly, you can’t go wrong with any leather variant from the Spanish brand.
Technically you may not be able to fish with it, but you won’t know unless you try.
With their square toe and 1 3/4 inch heel, these fisherman sandals from editors favorite brand Vagabond Shoemakers are guaranteed to become a wardrobe staple.
These shoes are so architectural you could practically live in them.
Platforms for big kids (big budgets).
These are not your fisherman sandals. Both in customs and in price.
Our senior purchasing editor Bianca Nieves loves these fisherman sandals. They are made of vegetable tanned leather and are extremely comfortable thanks to the foam padding. They are also handmade in Tuscany.
The raffia stitching on these Loeffler Randall shoes means you’ll take care of your feet with every step.
Sandals, that is. Live your Coach runway dreams and buy them before it’s too late.