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15 chunky dad sandals we love for the heatwave: From M&S to ASOS & of course Birkenstocks

Catwalk-ready dad sandals right this way… 

If you've been crushing on the Chanel dad sandals but can't quite justify the £1000 price tag, we've shopped the high-street for all the best chunky-soled sandals that look like they've come straight from the catwalk but without the splurge.

Dad sandals emerged back in 2015, and they may not have taken off at first but since then they've gained popularity - no doubt because they're hella comfy - and peaked when Chanel launched the cult famous sandals in 2018.

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In fact, chunky summer sandals became so popular that according to the Lyst report, Birkenstock’s Arizona sandals were the world's number one hottest shoe for women last year - and this year the trend will be back and as big as ever. Searches for the sandals spiked 225% and they sold out across many retailers. If you've yet to join the chunky shoe club, scroll down to find your favourites...

Shop the best Chanel-style dad sandals for summer 2022

Dune Lockstock dad sandals, £47, John Lewis

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Isabel Marant Lennyo studded slides, £424, Net-A-Porter

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ASOS Design chunky sandals, £52, ASOS

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Leather strappy dad sandals, £39.50, Marks & Spencer 

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WAT THE BRAND black sandals, £90, WAT THE BRAND

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Birkenstock Arizona gold buckle sandals, £163, Birkenstock

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Silver dad sandals, £45, Schuh

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Double buckle sandal, £125, Russell & Bromley 

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Carvela breezy 2 buckle, £109, Carvela at Kurt Geiger

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Whistles 'Noah' dad sandals, £169, John Lewis

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Chunky black sandals, £90, Arket

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Gold dad sandals, £69, Hush 

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Embellished dad sandals, £34.99, Office 

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Black dad sandals, £19.99, H&M

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Prada sandals, £878, FarFetch

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