Black chunky sandals are the new season shoe hero – 10 of the best to buy now

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The Stylist fashion team has picked 10 black chunky sandals to shop now – and yes, the uber-popular dad sandals of summer ‘19 are back by popular demand. 

Once upon a time, comfort was a dirty word in fashion. Stylish footwear meant sky-high stilettos, woefully impractical wedge-soled trainers and a collection of blister pads stuffed in our handbags at all times. But like all good stories that begin with ‘once upon a time’, that was a long, long time ago.

Since then our aching feet have been saved from the clutches of foot-contorting shoes by a fairytale prince in the form of a new generation of ultra-comfortable, effortlessly stylish designs.

From the black combat boots that were made for stomping to the classic white trainers that bring the perfect touch of laidback cool to everything from slouchy pastel suiting to chic midi dresses – when it comes to curating the perfect shoe wardrobe, there are certain ultra-wearable styles that no woman should be without.

Now, as your thoughts turn to warm weather dressing, there’s one indispensable shoe occupying our sartorial day dreams: the chunky black sandal.

The perfect pair of black sandals are a wardrobe staple; whether it’s a simple work appropriate style that you’re looking for that you can wear on your commute without the at desk footwear change, that’ll go with your tailoring or clean line dress.

Or a pair that we can wear on our off-duty weekends; for this try a chunky soled style to wear with distressed denim for a weekend look that feels very Copenhagen-cool or opt for a thin-soled, strappy style and pair with a button-through midi skirt for an understated look that feels no less elegant after dark. 

Whatever your desires we simply want a pair that will last through this summer and beyond. Styles that will work hard in our wardrobe and look super chic, well look no further than this edit of the best new in black sandals to shop right now.

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