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By special request. Fisherman sandals. Are they a sandal? Are they a shoe? Summer’s chicest toe-protectors. Upping the ante of this request and bringing you fisherman sandals exclusively in WHITE. I have a lot of fun with this style in white. It’s the color I have and wear. It adds an air of femininity to the style which can read heavy at times. And because they’re usually leather, they’re not AS tricky to keep clean as one might think (as opposed to the white mesh of a sneaker or foam of a croc-like-sandal.) Sure they will get a little nicked but the big spots rub off, and the little ones disappear into the wear-and-tear that makes your look feel true.
Below, five white fishies. With notes about the other colors they come in, in case you really had your hopes set on brown or black.
Grenson’s Queenie Sandal
This is my favorite fisherman of the moment. I LOVE the wide, smooth back strap. The leather does not appear to be overly-stiff or overly flimsy. The ratio of woven straps feels balanced and the price can’t be beat for a traditionally-made shoe. It also comes in a slew of colors. I’m angling for these in brown because I already have a white pair from Church’s (which you will see next.)
Church’s Kelsey Sandal
I bought these on a trip to Milan many years ago and they have yet to fail me. Another classic English shoe and traditional fisherman style, this is the holy grail of Fisherman shoes. When I finally decided to bite the bullet on these I waited until a scheduled trip to Milan to get the VAT tax back. When I got to the store, they were totally sold out in brown and black. I was so sand and only tried on the white begrudgingly for size. But then, in a total Cinderella moment, I put it on my foot and fell in love! It was the moment that changed my relationship with white shoes, a category I never thought I would be into. Anyway, here they are! And lucky for you, super discounted on Cettire.
K. Jacques Adrien Sandal
Not sure if you are already familiar with this brand, but it’s one of those classic sandal brands popularized by past generations of jet-setting Mediterranean vacationers. They are still handmade in Saint Tropez, France, though you can literally buy them at Bloomingdales. Of all the flimsy little sandals I’ve bought over the years, this brand is the only one who’s soles stand up to the elements year after year. I have a red strappy pair that have taken me through multiple jobs and summers in NYC, and packed perfectly for weekends and vacations. Their fisherman looks just as great. This guy is for the more casual summer dresser. For those who are just planning to wear a breezy cotton dress for the next three months. It may look slightly slinkier or flimsier than the others, more appropriate to throw on to walk down to the beach, but I’m confident it will be just as durable.
LOQ Arlo Sandal
This woven fisherman is such a nice little dose of daintiness. Its long and narrow and looks more delicate than most fisherman sandals. The off-white is also a nice shade to ease into the whole white shoe thing - less severe of a statement. A beautiful option for a more girlish vibe.
Mari Guidicelli Cae Sandal
The coolest cool girl fish there ever was. This one is a bit chunkier, a bit more of a fashion statement. But I love the way Mari styles herself in these - she often pairs them back to sportier pieces which give them a vintage feeling. The black is also exceptional in this style. A nice heavy base with a black sole for those who want a chunkier look.
Happy weekend everyone.
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