If there is a practical fashion must-have in summer, it is certainly sandals: you can slip into the airy shoes quickly and easily – and they often also make for a fashionable eye-catcher. But what sandal trends will there be in 2024? We present three trendy models and have styling tips ready.

Boring toe separators and flip-flops are no longer popular this year. Instead, like sneakers or (ankle) boots these days, things can be “chunky”. That means: Toe separators are no longer just plain colors or come with narrow straps and particularly flat soles. Instead, they can be a little chunkier: with coarser, wider straps, thicker soles and contrasts or prints. This makes the otherwise rather reserved kicks an eye-catcher. You can combine the chunky sandals (or “dad” or “ugly” sandals) with jeans and a shirt as well as a straw or raffia bag for a cool summer look. But the shoes also go perfectly with jumpsuits or simple dresses.

While in recent years delicate sandals with laces or ties were particularly popular, this summer things are more practical: Velcro models are the fashionable choice. Like the chunky version, they are a bit cooler and clunkier, but fit in perfectly with this year’s fashion trends. And they are super practical too. They go with either a casual outfit of mom jeans and a T-shirt or top, or with a casual summer dress. The casual sandals can also be easily combined with a combination of shorts and a shirt or with a one-piece.

In keeping with the fashion trends, the sandal trends are above all one thing: comfortable. Complicated lacing, unflattering heels or uncomfortable materials are out this year. Instead, comfortable materials and an ergonomically shaped footbed are the order of the day. Practical and fashionable are not mutually exclusive.

Models with platform heels in a raffia look or with a strong contrast are also on trend this summer. Braided sandals, mules or mules in an elegant leather look or square sandals are also a good choice in 2024 to shine fashionably.

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