Trendspotting: 13 Luxury brands that are on the velcro sandals bandwagon


By Joan Kong

Trendspotting: 13 Luxury brands that are on the velcro sandals bandwagon

It’s safe to say that 2020 has been a year of expecting the unexpected, and when it comes to fashion trends, it’s no different. Following the rise of padded muscle T-shirts, here’s a throwback shoe trend that has been making its round on social media: velcro sandals. Yes, the orthopedic “dad sandals” that are known for its functionality and comfort. But before you express your distaste, trust us when we say that you’ll come to love 2020’s version, which has been given a style update. So get your velcro on, kids—these shoes will be your best fashion investment this season.


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While Chanel and Prada were some of the first few fashion houses to reignite the trend, the offerings from the rest of the brands on our list are also not to be missed. Some of our favourites from the lot? Versace’s platform sandals (in the iconic jungle-print) that’ll give you a style and height boost, Off-White’s lace-up design that takes the trend to new heights, and Y-3’s padded pair that we’d want to wear all day, every day.

If you’re looking for something extra, there are a few collaborations in the mix too. Cue the Opening Ceremony x Teva’s gladiator silhouette to Proenza Schouler x Birkenstock’s utilitarian-inspired design to Cecilie Bahnsen x Suicoke’s intricately beaded pair.

Check out all our picks below—there’s a pair for you regardless of your style:

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