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This Dad Sandal Is Getting A Fashion Upgrade For Summer

Move over, Tevas. It's the fisherman sandal's time to shine.

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Now that the weather is getting warmer, it's time to give our feet some freedom from house slippers and cozy socks in exchange for a heavy dose of vitamin D. While we could easily turn to a pair of slides and call it a day, there's actually a dad sandal that's getting a big fashion upgrade for summer. Move over, Tevas. It's the fisherman sandal's time to shine.

What exactly is a fisherman sandal, you ask? We describe the style as a hybrid between a gladiator and a jelly sandal (which was actually inspired by the fisherman style in the 1940s). It usually features interwoven straps (most likely made from leather) and a buckle around the ankle. There are plenty of versions that have stayed true to the original fisherman sandal, but we're loving the modern-day updates that some brands have come up with. Take, for example, Labucq, which aptly named its own version the "Boomer" and features a platform lug sole and a variety of summer-friendly colors.

As summer kicks in, we have a feeling we'll be seeing plenty of other new and stylishly improved takes on the fisherman sandal. But for now, shop our favorite choices that are currently available, below.

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