It doesn’t exactly feel shocking when an of-the-moment shoe trend is not one of the foot-lengthening, delicately-detailed, slim-silhouette variety. As much as we appreciate beautiful things, ugly shoes are more than a passing fad—they’re a constant. And with each season comes a new and unapologetically not-dainty, not-pretty obsession. Summer 2019’s upcoming It style comes with some nostalgia, too.
As seen across the runways of Collina Strada, Anna Sui, and Tome, Teva sandals were the shoe of choice for multiple designers when they presented their Spring/Summer 2019 collections last September. It’s a style often associate with summer camp and sandy beaches, and yet somehow feels fresh when styled with anything other than athleisure. In fact, the most daring dressers are already wearing them with chunky winter socks—seasonality be damned.
Despite it feeling like warm weather is still far away, the style—both from the iconic Teva brand and similarly chunky-soled, multi-strapped, typically-Velcro-closure options from luxury and mass brands alike—is already popping up everywhere. In the spirit of getting ahead, peruse some of the boldest options of strappy, thick-soled, vacation sandals available right now below.