The 11 Best Fisherman Sandals to Hook You In

Don't be the last to catch on.

person wearing fisherman sandals waist-down photo with pleated skirt
(Image credit: Betina Du Tout)

You might think they're a fad, but upon closer look, you'll find that the trending fisherman-style shoe is a classic. "Fisherman sandals are a great mix between traditional work attire, open-toed summertime vibes, and the comfort of your favorite flats," says Diego Abba, (opens in new tab) CEO of luxury retail site "Like the chunky sneaker trend, we think they have staying power as the ideal hybrid shoe." 

The versatility of the fisherman shoe goes beyond any ordinary sandal (opens in new tab), with a bevy of heel heights, hardware variations, and color options. It also rings true in their ability to complement any outfit for virtually any occasion. Abba suggests styling fisherman sandals with one of the season's breezy shirt dresses, a straw tote or raffia market style, and your favorite sunglasses for an everyday summer look. When summer ends, pop on a sock to seamlessly transition the sandal to colder fall weather. 

Shop our favorites from the fisherman sandal trend ahead.

Sara Holzman
Style Director

Sara Holzman is the Style Director at Marie Claire, covering runway trends and tracking down the latest finds to buy and wear. When she’s not writing about fashion, she pens about the best places to jet-off to. Over her six years with Marie Claire, Sara has reported on the ever-evolving world of fashion— covering both established and emerging designers within the industry. Sara has held fashion positions at Lucky and SELF Magazine and was a regular contributor to Equinox’s Furthermore website, where she wrote across their style, wellness, and travel verticals. She holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and currently resides in Manhattan. Follow her along at @sarajonewyork.