Be Advised: The First Viral Sandals of 2024 Have Arrived

Be Advised: The First Viral Sandals of 2024 Have Arrived


Sporty sandals are nothing new, as platform soles and Velcro straps have hit a fever pitch over the last few years. Just as we’re heading into summer, a new kind of sporty sandals is emerging, and it’s already poised to be the talk of the town. Miu Miu sent a number of T-bar sandals down its S/S 24 runway made from the kind of rope that looks like it could be used for rock climbing and intense hiking. The entire collection had an air of preppy sportswear, including polo shirts, board shorts, boat shoes, and bright neon accents sprinkled throughout, but it’s none other than the sandals that have our attention now that the collection has hit stores.

We first spotted them in the wild earlier this spring when Elle Fanning styled the red pair with jeans and a white shirt while strolling around NYC, and now that warmer weather is setting in, the sandals keep popping up in our social feeds, especially on vacation. It’s official: Miu Miu’s rope sandals are the summer’s unexpected hot-ticket item. See how celebrities and fashion people are wearing them and shop similarly sporty pairs.

In the Wild

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On Elle Fanning: Miu Miu Riviere Cord & Leather Sandal ($895); Bottega Veneta Bang Bang Vanity Case on Strap ($2200)

Fanning single-handedly made the kitschy sandals feel downright elevated when she stepped out in a pair this spring. The actor styled the sandals with dark-wash cuffed jeans, a white button-down shirt worn open with a tank underneath, and a Bottega Veneta crossbody bag while shopping around SoHo in New York City.

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The sandals first made their street style debut during Paris Fashion Week, where the insider set test-drove Miu Miu’s spring collection.

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While the sandals are very vacation coded, Lucy Williams proves they work just as well for days in the city by leaning into their playful, nostalgic nature with a pair of bright jeans and an unusual tank.

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Team the hiking-inspired sandals with something softer and more delicate like a lace-trimmed slip dress for a cool contrast.