Just when you thought the "ugly" fashion mill had shut up shop for the year, designers go and throw us a real curveball in the form of hiking-style Velcro sandals. Following on from the "dad" sneakers that spiked in the winter, these orthopaedic-style shoes have been spotted on all our favourite influencers, and to date, have been bought by at least five members of the Who What Wear team.
Owners of the "dad" sandal trend are split into two camps: On one end, you have the Prada-toting gang who have chosen to take the plunge and invest serious cash in their logo-clad styles. At the other end, you have the Teva lovers, aka the hardcore "dad" brand originals. The price difference between the two is around £370 (just saying).
Thankfully, every week sees new iterations flood the market, as every brand under the sun has jumped on the "ugly" sandal bandwagon, so there are plenty of middle-ground options to choose from. And just an FYI, these styles will genuinely go with everything you own, so you can feel safe in the knowledge that they'll get plenty of wear over the summer, whatever their price. Just look at my latest shopping try-on to witness their versatility.
But if you're in a hurry and just want the best of the best, I've created a super-speedy edit of the best Velcro sandals at every price point. Whether your budget is £50 or £500, there's a style for you.