The fisherman sandals are coming back stronger than a '90s trend.
From beachy rattan to Barbie-inspired rubber platforms, there's no shortage of variety when it comes to 2023's biggest sandal trends. But we're seeing one humble, practical style emerge as one of the most celeb-loved sandals to wear from summer into fall: the fisherman sandal.
Like everything else from the '90s — shoulder bags, loose-fitting jeans and slip dresses, to name a few — the fisherman sandal has made its way back into mainstream fashion thanks to some major celebrity endorsements.
Both Taylor Swift and Hailey Bieber have added the strappy sandal to their street style wardrobe over the last month, contributing to the casual, effortless vibe of their go-to denim and white top combos.
GH Bass Women's Fisherman Mary Jane Weejun Loafer Flats
Taylor Swift's GH Bass leather fisherman sandals are made from genuine leather with a chunky lug sole. Her brown color is sold out in most sizes, but the shoes also come in black, off-white and lavender.
The Row Fisherman Woven Sporty Sandals
The Row is a favorite among celebs for its elevated minimalist designs, and Hailey Bieber has been wearing the brand's leather fishermen sandals all summer.
With utilitarian styles such as cargo pants and military jackets skyrocketing in popularity, we're not surprised to see the fisherman sandal on our favorite celebs. Like the name suggests, fisherman sandals were originally worn by — you guessed it — fishermen. Their closed-toe design was made to protect the wearer's toes, and their strappy nature allowed for breathability in hot climates. The result is a practical, slightly rugged-looking sandal that goes with everything from denim to dresses.
Fisherman sandals are without a doubt one of the most versatile fads to come out of 2023, so we think it's worth it to splurge on a high-quality leather pair from Coach or Anthropologie. But if you're looking to dip your toes into the trend without spending too much, we've found plenty of options under $100 and even a few under $50.
Below, shop our favorite fisherman sandals of 2023 starting at just $41.
Madewell The Dixson Fisherman Mule
A slight heel and mule silhouette gives these fisherman sandals from Madewell an elegant look.
Steve Madden Echo
Add some height to your look with Steve Madden's extra chunky platform sandals.
Free People Delaney Fisherman Platforms
We love the Barbiecore pink shade of these Free People sandals, but they also come in black, blue, brown and white.
Dirty Laundry Kingman Fisherman Lug Sandal
These chunky sandals are an affordable way to try out the trend at under $50.
Anthropologie Fisherman Sport Sandals
"These sandals are comfortable right from the start. No blisters, no pain and the sole is thick enough to wear all day without pain," wrote one happy reviewer of these strappy shoes.
GAP Fisherman Jelly Sandals
We're loving the nostalgic '90s look of these jelly fishermans from the GAP.
Coach Vivienne Sandal
Coach is one of our go-to brands for all things leather, and these platforms look supremely comfy and well-made.
Crown Vintage Avaji Sandal
Reviewers adore the versatile style and comfortable fit of these leather sandals.
Theory Fisherman Sandal in Metallic Leather
Metallic fabrics have skyrocketed in popularity during 2023, and these silver sandals are a subtle way to try out both trends.
J. Crew Fisherman Lug-Sole Sandals
J. Crew's take on the fisherman sandal offers a classic look in genuine leather.