For us, summer means spending as many days as we can feeling the sand between our toes, that is when our feet aren’t immersed in a body of water. At some point, though, we have to put on shoes because we can’t park ourselves on the beach for the next three months. Summer footwear can be a bit of a minefield for men, so we’ve rounded up some of our favourite men’s summer footwear styles this year…
The slightly sporty look of the Clae Ellington Runners make them a nice option for summer styling. Their suede construction gives them an elegant and dressy look and with a neutral colourway, you’ll get quite a lot of wear out of them. The sneakers offer versatility and comfort, making them ideal this season.
Buy: Lucky Cat
Whether your summer plans involve going on a boat at some point or it’s simply just forecast to rain, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Shield Canvas sneakers are a good option to have on hand. Their water-resistant canvas construction is impressive, as water just beads off it, leaving your feet and socks nothing but dry. With a Nike Lunarlon insole and the classic All Star look, they’re an essential for your summer wardrobe.
Few do minimalist sneakers quite like Common Projects. Their classic Original Achilles sneaker is the ultimate all-rounder footwear choice. They can work as a casual, everyday shoe or their leather construction allows them to double as a smart-casual option too. Their timeless design will see you wearing these sneakers for many seasons to come.
Buy: Mr Porter
Comfortable. Easy. Stylish. That’s what you want from summer dressing and that’s exactly what the Feit Hand Moulded Sandal delivers. Without even needing to think about it, you simply slide into the sandals and you’re ready for your most relaxing season yet. They get even better with age as they mould to your feet.
Vans has cemented their position as the go-to brand when it comes to skate shoes. Their styles have endured for many years and for good reason too. Their Authentic sneakers exude casual summer days and carefree times. Easy to throw on and delivering versatile styling options, they make for a great footwear style this summer.
Lightweight, comfortable, and sleek, they’re the kind of running shoes you don’t have to be working up a sweat to wear. Nike’s Free RNs are made even better when they’re totally customised. You can do just that with NIKEiD, which lets add your own distinct style to some of your favourite Nike silhouettes.
It’s hard to deny thongs are the best footwear option for the beach, and sometimes it’s just too hot for anything else anyway. Go premium with the Reef J Bay III. They’re made with a full-grain leather upper and footbed, plus a super-soft textile lining for comfort. Take note of the deep contour in the 51 percent recycled EVA midsole and Reef Supreme Design outsole made of 25 percent recycled rubber.
Though you probably haven’t worn velcro shoes since you were a child, it’s time to give them another go thanks to Spring Court. These crisp white leather sneakers feature the addition of velcro fastenings, which makes them easy and quick to throw on and off. A ventilated outsole keeps them breathable so you can comfortably wear them all summer long.
Buy: Spring Court
With a calf leather lining to keep your feet comfortable for prolonged wear and a premium suede upper, the Royal Republiq Spartacus Season sneakers are a nice, casual summer footwear option. The sneakers feature a simple look with little embellishment, except for some small gold detailing on the heels.
Though they’re probably not your first thought when you think summer footwear, the iconic Timberland 6-inch Premium Boots are actually a great choice this season. They’re ideal for all the festivals that are on at this time of the year, being extremely durable and comfortable. Plus, they look as good with shorts and t-shirt as they do with winter outfits.