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6 elevated dad sandals you need for summer

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First came dad trainers, then dad anoraks. Now, just in time for spring summer, the fashion world is embracing the dad sandal.

With summer well and truly on the way, it’s definitely time to invest in a pair of sandals. And there are a lot of options out there: there’s the colourful low-heeled sandal, or the woven shoe, or the ‘barely-there’ sandal. Meghan Markle has reignited the world’s love for gladiator sandals, too, thanks to her recent outing in this designer leather pair.

If you want to hotfoot it away from the pack, though, you need the ‘dad sandal’. 

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With its thick soles and chunky straps, the dad sandal has never been the aesthetic pinnacle of footwear. However, it’s being given a visual upgrade in time for the summer: of-the-moment Scandi brand Cecilie Bahnsen debuted jewel-encrusted versions in Copenhagen, LA cool-girl label Vince opted for a luxe leather finish, while Chloé gave the sandal an athleisure twist. 

And they weren’t the only ones to embrace the practical style, either.

Teva offer a practical and affordable version for minimalists and Arizona Love is the new label to know thanks to it’s bright, handmade bandana wrapped styles. Dads, we think we finally get it.

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With that in mind, here are some of our favourite dad sandals available to buy online now. Happy shopping!

Opening image: Suicoke and Cecilie Bahnsen sandals at the Cecilie Bahnsen Spring Summer 2019 catwalk show
Product images: courtesy of brands

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