Five Mens Summer Shoe Essentials

August 4th, 2010

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When it’s broiling out, shorts are de rigeur.  But just because you’re going casual doesn’t mean that your footwear wardrobe needs to take a hit.  

But what shoes work well with your summer shorts?  Luckily, you have a variety of footwear options to keep you looking smart.  Just remember to skip the socks.

1. Sport Sneakers: Seavees 5/65 Tennis Shoes | $85 at J Crew

2. Boat Shoes: Sperry Navy Washed Canvas Boat Shoe | $75 at Urban Outfitters

3. Sandals: Nubuck Flip Flops | $38 at J Crew

4. Driving Shoes
: Drive Home Moccasins | $119.98 at Kenneth Cole

5. Moccasins
: O’Hanlon Mills Suede Moccasin | $28 at Urban Outfitters

What shoes will you be wearing this summer?  Share your style with us in the comments!

Entry Filed under: Men, Shopping Guide

5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jim  |  August 5th, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Those Sperrys are great, I have the same pair and get a lot of compliments.

    Numbers 4 and 5 are pretty hideous, though. Go for a pair of Bass Weejun loafers in burgundy, and maybe some suede bucks — actually J Crew’s bucks are a good value.

  • 2. Matt  |  August 6th, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Ummm, seriously? Did you really just recommend those Kenneth Coles? Those are quite awful. Wow.

  • 3. Guy  |  August 6th, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Yes, the types of shoe you featured are the summer trend.

    But all of them offer no support for your feet and can do some long-term damage.

    Flip flops are tiresome in a city. There’s just too much dirt and glass to wear them safely. Better to get a huarache.

    Sperrys were big in the 1980s and they’re still not made for walking on anything but the deck of a boat.

    Leave the moccasins for smoking pipes in your morning gown.

  • 4. Gary  |  August 9th, 2010 at 9:09 am

    Sperrys are timeless, a classic, especially the Authentic/Original Brown or Blue. I don’t so much like any other variety inlcuded those pictured.

    As for the rest pictured, none of those are appealing to me. I do own some nice leather J. Crew flip flops but save them for the beach or the pool only. I agree with the comment above that flip flops are too problematic for the city. They make my toes feel awfully vulnerable.

    My go-t

  • 5. Gary  |  August 9th, 2010 at 9:10 am

    Was gonna say… My go-to summer shoes are sand suede DBs, some Converse Jack Purcells, and Sperries. A guy doesn’t need much more than that, truly.

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