Some might say that “ugly” sandals have been trending for some time now, with comfortable footwear like Birkenstocks and Tevas spotted at fashion week both on and off the runway. It could be that the fashion world has embraced a laid-back approach to summer dressing after too many years of discomfort, or that shoppers are no longer interested in heels and companies are catering to the newfound demand.
Either way, it’s good news for our feet as designers have hopped on the bandwagon and started collaborating with brands that are putting comfort first. Sporty sandals have made it to the forefront of 2019’s summer shoe trends, and there are more options than ever for trendy shoes that are both comfortable and cute.
Sandals with sturdy soles and Velcro straps have been around for ages, but often in the form of activewear for the avid outdoorsman. This season’s crop of sporty-chic sandals have been updated with bold patterns, bright colours and even rhinestones so that they’re suitable for a night out.
If you’re tempted to break in a new pair of comfy and sporty sandals, go ahead and browse our top picks for the best “ugly” footwear to shop now.
SHOP IT: Free People, $199
SHOP IT: Frank and Oak, $70
SHOP IT: Nordstrom, $40
SHOP IT: Saks Fifth Avenue, $1,725
SHOP IT: Shopbop, $244
SHOP IT: Steve Madden, $110
SHOP IT: SSENSE, $1,050
SHOP IT: Boathouse, $60
SHOP IT: Everlane, $155 ($118 USD)
SHOP IT: Anthropologie, $158 ($120 USD)
The editors at Yahoo Lifestyle Canada are committed to finding you the best products at the best prices. At times, we may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page.