Dad Sandals Are the Official Shoe of Summer 2020 — Here Are 19 Ways to Wear Them

Maybe you're not wearing shoes a whole lot lately, and honestly, we're with you. That said, the latest shoe craze is enough to make us want to slide into a pair of cool dad sandals, yes, dad sandals. Like the dad sneaker craze that's rooted in the more utilitarian sneaker styles dads popularized in the '80s and '90s, these sandals are similarly inspired. Think of the chunky, sporty sandals often worn by dads on vacation and paired with chino cargo shorts, bucket hats, and polos, only this time, designer iterations from Chanel and favorites from Birkenstock and Teva are elevated and reimagined with fashion-first details and styled by the influencers who are embracing them in a big way, making them the biggest sandal trend of the summer.

If the thought of channeling dad vibes doesn't seem like your thing, hear us out, and glean some inspiration from the following styles.

Add a Pair of Chunky Sandals to Complement Your Loungewear

Adding a Pair to a Classic Summer Outfit Gives the Look a Little Edge

Choose a Birkenstock-Inspired Pair to Give Basics a Laid-Back Vibe

Play Opposites in Sporty Sandals and a Frilly Dress

Keep It Simple in Mom Jeans and Birkenstocks

An Oversize Sweater, a Skirt, and Teva-Inspired Sandals Add Up to Summer-Camp Vibes

The Sandals Are a Perfect Complement to Biker Shorts

In Bright White, These Sandals Make a Statement

Keep the Vibe Casual When You Pair These Sandals With a Day Dress

Dad Sandals Look Unexpectedly Chic With an Ultrapretty Summer Dress

Add a Comfy Pair to Your On-the-Go Look

Mix Up a Minidress With a Pair of Utilitarian Sandals

What's Easier Than Throwing Them On With a Shirtdress?

Swap Your Sneakers and Give Athleisure a Summer Spin With Chunky Sandals

With an Understated Look, Let Your Birkenstocks Be the Star of the Show

Contrast a Pretty LWD With a Brightly Colored Pair

Add an Embellished Pair to Complement a Bold Summer Dress