We’re preparing for caged sandals to be spring/summer’s most sought-after footwear trend: chunky shoe lovers rejoice.

They’ve already made a name for themselves thanks to timeless designs by brands The Row and Gabriela Hearst but the high street is catching on fast with leather caged designs coming in hot for the season ahead. If you’re already a fan of the dad sandal and looking to give your Birkenstocks a break, we suggest dipping a toe into this comfortable trend – they’re already a hit with the fash-pack and are a sensible shoe your parents would be proud of.

Most popular in black and ivory, they really do go with everything from denim and blazers to puff-sleeve dresses and are a match made in heaven for minimalists that bow to a clean, fuss-free aesthetic.

Shop 16 of our favourite pairs below.

The caged sandal is practical and versatile, whether worn with jeans for summer in the city or paired with a linen dress exploring European countrysides.


Pair masculine style sandals with a feminine summer dress for a romantic look with edge. Finish with a basket bag and simple gold jewellery as seen here for easy daytime dressing that'll carry you all summer.


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