How to do the Ugly Sandal Trend

It’s not only Brits abroad who’ll be rocking the socks and sandals look from now on. Just like the revival of the bum bag, the ‘ugly’ or ‘tourist’ sandal has been resurrected from a list of fashion trends. The chunky sandal has been on the runways of some of the top designers, with the Prada velcro sandal and the Gucci sneaker sandal showing no signs of leaving. If you’re not 100% convinced on the look, or need some pointers on how to do the Ugly Sandal trend we’re here to help.


Wear with Dresses

Combining the fun femininity of a floral dress with a chunky tourist sandal adds a cool edge to your outfit, and elongates the leg. We suggest teaming dresses with these Dr. Marten sandals to complete your look.

Wear with Socks

For as long as we can remember socks and sandals have been a fashion faux pas, but things have changed dramatically in the past few years. We’re seeing kitten heels, chunky trainers and now socks and sandals on the feet of fashions most influential. Pop on some sparkly socks with these black Teva sandals for the ultimate on trend look.

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Platform Sandals

Bringing some seventies vibes into the 21st century, platform velcro sandals are a big look for spring summer 2019. Easily teamed with a variety of outfits, platform sandals looks particularly great with dresses and denim, as Jessie Bush demonstrates here. These Tommy Jeans and Camper velcro sandals are the perfect ‘ugly sandal’ for this season.


Written by Emma Bowkett

Emma Bowkett

Emma Bowkett

Writer and expert