Over the past year, new-in sections have been like a revolving door of "dad" trends, with everything from anoraks to golf course–ready polos getting attention from the fashion crowd. This year, it's practical sandals brand Teva that has had a quick shift in reputation, and in the UK, they're selling very quickly on ASOS, Amazon and Urban Outfitters this month.
Teva sandals are the type of shoes you'll find in any camping shop in the Lake District (alongside Clif bars and CamelBaks). So what has made Teva velcro sandals suddenly become so popular outside of walking groups? As with most unlikely trends, this one was started by Miuccia Prada, who has made chunky, rubber-soled sandals with Velcro straps a cult item, rather than just sensible ones. The Prada versions are sold out pretty much everywhere, so Teva is now the best option for those wanting to buy into the Velcro trend.
Tevas are shoes you can easily walk 10,000 steps a day in, thanks to the spongey platform and the adjustable straps. They come in many colours, including orange, white, khaki, aqua (a popular style is the Hurricane Drifts). However, the most-loved style within fashion circles right now are the Universal sandals in the Midform version, which are available in the UK for £50 on ASOS. Thanks to the platform, these are perfect for toughening up pretty floral minidresses and slip skirts. For those looking to go full-on dad, try adding a pair of white chunky ankle socks.