Fisherman’s sandals, a style that features a nod to the past
There was plenty to absorb in S/S 23 collections, but when it comes to the shoe trends that will be worn next year, several styles featured a nod to the past, including classic flats and iterations of the Fisherman’s sandal. Although the trend has been around for the last few seasons, the “Comfort” value continues, and it is refreshing to see that the commercially successful styles of yore are still relevant today.
Stuart Vevers at Coach infused plenty of stylishly classic pieces into the collection, including heralding the return of the traditional Y2K jelly bean sandal or, as others would recognize it, the Fisherman’s sandal. Vever’s pieces are bathed in colour – electric blue, purple, orange, and others, sprinkled with stardust.
Other versions lean into the traditionalist mode, such as minimalist woven pieces seen at Bottega Veneta and Erdem. Hybrid renditions such as at Gabriela Hearst provided a crafted casual appeal with a chunky sole. Tods produced the penultimate in comfort with thick soles and luxurious interwoven suede uppers.