These Are The Best Sporty Dad Sandals For Summer

Because it's too hot for dad sneakers right now

We love a dad sneaker as much as the next person, but as temperatures continue to rise, sometimes a non-ventilated sneaker just isn't feasible.

Thankfully, there's an equally chunky and ugly-cute summer alternative to turn to: the dad sandal. More sporty in design than the '90s flatform, these statement sandals feature all the velcro, buckles, and athleisure details imaginable. While we have Gucci and Prada to thank for making dad fashion cool (and, err, expensive) again, we luckily can now find these clunky wonders at a range of price points.

Summer 2019's offerings also take dad fashion to the next level, hitting all the major trends—from neons and candy colors to PVC, color blocking, and more. Did we mention that they're arguably more comfortable than any other summer shoe trend to exist, like, ever?

Check out all of our favorites of the season, below.

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Melissa + Fila, Sandal, $79, available at Melissa.

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Joshua Sanders, Women's Fuxia Spice Platform Sandals, $225, available at Bloomingdales.

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Fashion Nova, Glam Girl Flat Sandals, $34.99, available at Fashion Nova.

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Teva, Hurricane XLT2 ALP Sandal, $85, available at Need Supply Co.

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Marc Fisher, Nelson Platform Sandal, $64.99, available at Marc Fisher.

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Prada, Cloudbust Sandals, $620, available at Farfetch.

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Buffalo London, Ella Classic Kicks Sandals, $220, available at Shopbop.

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Twoobs, Kaelin // Jensen, $109.95, available at Twoobs.

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Aldo, Dwerassa, $80, available at Aldo.

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Toga Pulla, Woven Sporty Sandals, $480, available at Shopbop.

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ASOS Design, For Real Chunky Sporty Flat Sandals in Snake, $48, available at ASOS.

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Chinese Laundry, All Time Sandal, $49.99, available at Chinese Laundry.

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Chloé, Sonnie Sporty Sandal, $620, available at Nordstrom.

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Jeffrey Campbell, Patio, $120, available at Jeffrey Campbell.

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Zara, Multicolored Sporty Low Heeled Sandals, $59.99, available at Zara.

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Kenzo, K-Lastic Sandals, $335, available at Kenzo.

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Ash, Lewis Sandals, $165, available at Farfetch.

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