Five Mens Summer Shoe Essentials

August 4th, 2010


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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