Fisherman sandals – If you ask a fashion insider to name the “it” shoe of summer 2022, you might hear about Versace’s tall satin sandals or a platform flip-flop that looks like it came out in the year 2000. But the shoe we’re most excited to wear is the fisherman sandal, which is less fancy but much more useful.
Fisherman sandals are back in style thanks to the summer collections of brands like Prada, Max Mara, and Celine. They have a classic look with basket-woven uppers in neutral colors, but designers update them with heavy-duty rubber or platform soles (or both in the case of Prada). Their appeal starts with the fact that they can be worn: Most fisherman sandals are flat and cushioned, and the leather straps are lined, so you could walk miles in them if you really wanted to.
Net-a-senior Porter’s market editor, Libby Page, says that fisherman sandals give summer outfits a “true fashion-led edge.” This is very important to us at BAZAAR. “I love how this classic and masculine shoe has been given a minimalist makeover,” she says, pointing to pairs from The Row and Roger Vivier as examples of the low-key nautical look.
There is one golden rule for wearing fisherman sandals. “The key to this chunky style is to keep things simple,” says Page. She gives you a few suggestions for how to use them in your wardrobe: “They look best with a pair of white wide-leg pants and a plain blue shirt, or with a pair of boxy chino shorts and a white tank top.”
You can also wear them with long dresses or beach sets that match. The next 12 pairs are so versatile that they will become your go-to summer shoes.
How do Fisherman Sandals work?
The name “fisherman sandals” might make you think of boating on open water and catching “the big one,” in traditional fishing, but this style of shoe has been around for a long time and is starting to come back as a trendy choice for summer wardrobes.
The look of a fisherman sandal is a mix of that of a gladiator sandal and a jelly sandal. Most fisherman sandals have straps that are woven together and a buckle that goes around the ankle. When this style of sandal was only worn by fishermen, the space between the straps let water drain away from the foot. The straps can be made of leather or other natural or man-made materials.
How to Put Fisherman Sandals Together
The versatility of fisherman sandals is one of the best things about adding them to your shoe collection.
Fisherman sandals are easy to add to any casual outfit for women. You can wear the sandals with a loose maxi dress, skinny jeans or jeggings, high-waisted shorts and a graphic tee, or a lot of other outfits.
Men can wear their fisherman sandals with flat-front khaki shorts and a polo, button-down shirt with short sleeves, or men’s graphic t-shirt.
And it’s pretty much the same for kids. Girls can wear cute dresses, jeans, shorts, and skirts with fisherman sandals. Boys can wear the sandals with shorts and a t-shirt or jeans and a polo.
Kohl’s is where you and your family can get all the shoes and other footwear you need to look and feel great every day. With so many casual shoes, athletic shoes, dress shoes, sandals, and more to choose from at Kohl’s, you’ll be sure to put your best foot forward!
Best Fisherman Sandals
Freda Salvador Sera Fisherman Sandals
This pair of Freda Salvador sandals has a top strap that is a little lower than usual. This makes the leg look longer and doesn’t cut it off at the ankle.
Buy it ($325)
Human origins Fisherman sandals with braids
Yes, fisherman sandals can look glam. These beautiful gold stunners are proof.
Buy it ($120)
Jeffrey Campbell Landen Sandals
For a more subtle hint of color, we can’t get enough of this summery grass-green color.
Buy it ($150)
Emme Parsons Ernest Shoes Made of Leather
On casual Fridays at the office, we love the way a sleek black fisherman sandal looks with a light gray suit.
Buy it ($475)
Teva Dorado Sandals
Yes, these waterproof sandals are great for going outside, but you can also wear them with a flowy midi dress to Sunday brunch with your girlfriends.
Buy it ($60)