Chanel Just Created the "Dad" Sandal, and Fashion Girls Are Going for It

There is no end, apparently, to us taking inspo from our fathers' wardrobes. While "dad" sneakers have had a moment for a while, it's now the turn of the "dad" sandals. And thanks to Chanel, fashion girls are going for it. But before we go into why we love the French fashion house's creation, we should explain how a sandal gets defined as a "dad" sandal. Firstly, it must be functional. Ideally, the straps should be made from velcro to allow easy access. The shoe should also have a chunky enough sole to give the foot support. Finally, it shouldn't appear out of place if you wear a pair of socks with them. Ultimately, the look you're going for is rambler meets fashion editor. While Chanel has created a gorgeous black pair, the likes of Prada and Marni are also in on the act too. Ready to see the Chanel sandal in action? We've got that plus other options you can shop immediately.

Dad Sandal



Style Notes: The reason we love these Chanel sandals is because we can tell they would be super comfortable. But they're also ugly-chic in their own sophisticated way. Essentially, it's a combination of two of the best words in fashion. 

While they're sold out everywhere, you can find similar on Vestiaire Collective. 


Teva has been ahead of the game for a while now with its sandals. To make these feel a bit more fashion, try glitter socks. 

Trust Marni to come up with some cool platform versions. 

Not velcro, but Birkenstocks are the original.

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