Fisherman sandals – the perfect transitional shoe

Dear The Weather,

What’s going on? We had a heat wave in April and now it’s windy and rainy one minute, then sunny but not all that warm the next. Which makes deciding what shoes to wear really hard! Please sort it out, thanks.

Love, Hannah x

I don’t know about you, but I get really excited at the change of season when I can bring out all my summer clothes, and I brought my sandals out of hiding about three weeks ago, but it’s just not been the weather to wear them. Well, with the exception of my fisherman sandals.

YMC punk sandal
Punk sandals, £220, (BUY ME HERE!)

Fisherman sandals are a sort of cross between a traditional flat sandal and a Mary Jane T-bar shoe, with a slightly covered toe but plenty of ventilation. They’re often referred to as geek shoes, but traditionally speaking, they’re what fishermen used to wear, hence the name. Having that extra bit of coverage on your toes does actually make you feel warmer – I don’t know if that’s just a psychological thing or an actual fact – and it also means that you can get away with wearing these sandals with socks. I’d recommend a thin, ribbed pair in a similar shade to your shoes – Topshop do some great ones. The pair I have are a yellow version of the Y.M.C. ones above, but there are loads of other styles around at the moment, too. Here are some of my favourites.

Shark sandals, from £60, (BUY ME HERE!)
Northern Cobbler
Nibblefish sandals, £210, (BUY ME HERE!) – you can get 15% off at Northern Cobbler with En Brogue until the end of May, read how here
Vagabond Lejla
Lejla sandals, £74.99, (BUY ME HERE!)
Hudson Sherbert
Sherbet sandals, £85, (BUY ME HERE!)
Topshop 2
Techno sandals, £32, (BUY ME HERE!)
Deena & Ozzy
Jessa sandals, £39, by Deena & Ozzy at (BUY ME HERE!)