Spring’s latest shoe trend is pretty ugly.

Ugly, chunky sandals were once reserved for out-of-place tourists, outdoorsy folks and grandmas alike, but this comfy shoe trend is about to reach a much wider audience and it’s a shoe trend you’ll have to get used to. Whether you hate it now and love it later or vice versa, the tourist sandal trend is more than just a trend. It’s a movement.


If your first reaction to the “tourist sandal” trend is sheer horror, you’re not alone. But it’s here and styled up it’s beginning to look kinda cool.

Go on to see this 2019 shoe trend on the runway and Instagram, and then shop our picks!