Men’s summer accidental shoes brings music to mind.
“Summer’s here, I’m for that. I got my elastic sandals, got my harbinger hat. I’m bubbler algid beer, man I’m animated that it’s here.” — James Taylor.
“She was bubbler tea in a garden, beneath the blooming awning copse in the boilerplate of summer.” — Panic at the Disco.
“Hey lil’ mama, would you like to be my sunshine?” — D.R.A.M. and Lil’ Yachty.
Doesn’t amount who sez it, the actuality is that summer’s a abundant time of year and a time to attending abundant accomplished to toe. Of course, the appearance options are altered in summer than any added time of year, so it may be time to amend or add to the wardrobe. Or, in this case, the basal locker. And the ambition is to acquisition the best men’s summer shoes for your claimed attending and vibe.
The acceptable bodies at Men’s Health Magazine accept a simple analogue of “men’s summer shoes.” They say “just as winter calls for waterproof and abiding footwear, summer additionally comes with its own account of able picks — ablaze fabrics and ventilation, for example.”
That’s a accessible starting point. We looked a bit added and begin all sorts of definitions, all sorts of lists, and we narrowed it down, comme ca:
There is affluence of summer larboard and appealing abundant all these shoes will assignment able-bodied into abatement (and some year round).
These are some aerial quality, appealing aerial appearance men’s sandals that would attending abundant with aloof about any ensemble. Mephisto, based in France, has been about for added than 50 years and has added than 800 shops worldwide.
Besides actuality artlessly aerial and adequate (they are sandals), the Mephisto Zach Covering Sandals affection moisture-wicking covering lining to accumulate you cool. The suede-lined “Air-Relax” footbed is bedlam with accomplished and metatarsal abutment and the outsoles are polyurethane assimilation soles.
Three buckles acquiesce you get the best fit possible. The sandal is accessible in four blush options.
Another sandal advantage from Mephisto — the men’s Zonder Sandal — is actual accepted with barter and is a abundant men’s summer accidental shoes option. It’s got two, rather than three, buckles. Acceptable news: it is at a lower amount point.
Price: $169-$189 (depending on color/size selected)
There are two kinds of bodies in this world: Birkenstock bodies and non-Birkenstock people. Here’s your adventitious to either get a new brace or to accompany the in-the-know crowd.
Birkenstocks affection a cork footbed that conforms to the wearer’s foot. (I apperceive this from experience, as I already adopted a friend’s ‘Stocks and aback begin myself singing in a altered octave and walking with a double-step cadence. What I’m adage is, they reeaally do accommodate to the owner’s foot, which is a actual acceptable thing. For the owner, not necessarily the borrower.)
The two catch straps are adjustable, so you can get the fit absolute to your foot. The aerial is all covering and the assimilation outsole is synthetic. If you appetite to try some Birkenstocks in article added than a sandal, the Boston Covering Clog is a acceptable option.
NOTE: aback it comes time to baddest a size, accomplish abiding you attending at the admeasurement blueprint so you can acquisition the European admeasurement and its agnate U.S. size.
Price: $80 and up (depending on size/color selected)
These sandals for men absolutely authorize in a account of the best men’s summer shoes because these are army pleasers. The “crowd” we’re apropos to is the absurd 6,200 reviewers who’ve commented about these sandals on Amazon. The sandals get a massive 4.4 out of 5-star appraisement average, so Keen charge be accomplishing article absolute right.
The acceptance of these sandals lends able-bodied to the abstraction that you can abrasion them out on the backpack and again appropriate into the restaurant (okay, accidental restaurant). Everybody’s apparent them, everybody knows them and nobody’s gonna anticipate alert about you antic these in a accidental setting.
The soles on these babies are actual technical, with a multi-directional lug arrangement and razor siping (traction-giving slits in the sole) that gives them abundant assimilation in wet or dry conditions. Keen’s “metatomical footbed” conforms to your foot’s shape. The aerial is breathable cobweb lining with “Cleansport NXT,” which Keen says provides “natural odor control.”
Available in 20 altered colors (color options change periodically). Wanna get the aforementioned appearance for your (or addition else’s) kid? Check out the additionally acutely accepted Keen Newport H2 Sandals for the little ones. Cool, cute, abundant buy.
Price: $69.97 and up (depending on size/color selected)
The catechism isn’t whether or not these are abundant canvas shoes for men, it’s why don’t you already own a pair? Aback you allocution about a quintessentially American shoe that has accomplished a all-around welcome, the Chuck Taylors are appropriate up against the top of the conversation.
For arduous popularity, you can’t altercate with the numbers: on Amazon, about 7,000 reviews with a 4.4 out of 5-star appraisement average.
These are the archetypal canvas with elastic sole lace-up low tops. They’ve got an OrthoLite insole for cushioning and centermost eyelets for airflow.
If white’s not your jam, they appear in 12 altered colors (color options change periodically). Another archetypal is the aerial top Chucks but we do anticipate the low acme are added able as a summer shoe.
Price: $31.50 and up (depending on size/color selected)
If Chuck Taylors (above) are the President, these Sperry Top-Siders are the VP. These archetypal men’s summer shoes can be beat after the laces, which is the way it’s commonly done in the summer, while you applique ’em aback up up aback abatement rolls around.
The Sperrys affection the salt-washed t — we’re assuming them in grey, but they’re accessible in 18 altered colors (color options change periodically). The eyelets, argot and heel all affection the Sperry logo.
They do accept a disposable polyurethane footbed that Sperry calls its “Wave Abundance Basal System” and the elastic outsoles affection the acclaimed Sperry “Wave-Siping” that gives them assimilation in wet or dry conditions. Actual popular, these canvas t shoes accept added than 830 reviews with a 4.2 out of 5-star appraisement average.
The covering Sperry Top-Sider baiter shoe is, of course, a abiding archetypal and you can get it in about 25 (wha?!) altered colors and styles (color options change periodically). There’s additionally a array of air-conditioned amalgam amid the Stripers and the archetypal baiter shoe, featuring a leather/fabric treatment.
Price: $31.95 and up (depending on size/color selected)
I don’t own Sanuks but I accept briefly advised burglary them from my accompany who do. I accept adopted them from these bodies — with their abounding cooperation — which is how I apperceive what abundant men’s summer shoes these are.
The Chiba Sidewalk Surfer Shoe is a canvas shoe that is accessible in at atomic bristles altered colors (sometimes alike added colors are accessible on Amazon). The shoe appearance a molded EVA footbed, so it ends up personalizing itself to your foot, which is great. Sanuks are actual popular, with about 1,800 chump reviews and a 4.4 out of 5-star appraisement average.
While these Sanuks accommodate themselves altogether to the acceptable way of cutting them like a flip-flop (i.e., you footfall assimilate the heel, flattening it out), there is a brace of Sanuks that are backless: the men’s “You Got My Aback II Sidewalk Surfers.”
Price: $43.27 and up (depending on size/color selected)
This is a abundant attractive brace of men’s summer accidental shoes. Reef, the all-around cream brand, knows its way about summer, and these Ridge Appearance Sneakers are a agitating option.
They’re fabricated with a t aerial and a constructed sole. The outsole is a molded elastic featuring “swellular technology” which is, according to Reef, “a super-soft, contoured cream accouter for burning comfort, a medium-density midsole for abiding support, and a high-density elastic outsole for traction, aegis and durability.”
The shoes accept some abundant detailing, with a blooming collar and tonal bond that add stripes to the abandon of the shoes. They’re accessible in several altered colors.
If you’re attractive for some flip-flops, Reef makes a actual air-conditioned brace that absolutely accept a canteen opener in the outsole. Yes, you apprehend that correctly. Pop the flip-flops on, pop your canteen top off.
Price: $31.84 and up (depending on size/color selected)
The ECCO Men’s Iowa has an all-leather aerial comprised of what ECCO says is “naturally soft, ablaze and awful breathable” material. These men’s summer shoes accept a partially leather-lined autogenous and a disposable leather-covered applique sole withe ECCO’s proprietary “comfort cilia system,” which enhances air circulation.
Note the allegory heel console and the padded, perforated tongue. ECCO, which was founded in Denmark in 1963, says its “sole aim is to accomplish a adequate walking shoe.” As I accept acicular out afore in added posts about shoes, I accept endemic ECCO articles for years and they aftermost 4ever.
Price: $65 and up (depending on size/color selected)
These are a archetypal men’s summer shoe and we accept singled them out before, in our account of the 15 Best Car Active Shoes: Your Buying Guide (2018). The appellation “driving shoe” is a absolute thing: they were originally fabricated in the aboriginal 1960s (in Italy) to facilitate bigger gas pedal/clutch/braking for car racers.
They acquired into a appearance trend that is still activity able today. To put it simply, active shoes are (usually) moccasins that assignment abundant as loafers for men.
These mocs from Cole Haan are covering and the affection the asperous outsole that is accepted with active shoes. They’ve got abounding atom covering for the upper, as able-bodied as covering lining. The Gunnison additionally appearance the covering cording about the basal that ties on the attract of the shoe.
Calvin Klein makes a absolutely abundant attractive slip-on active moccasin that’s a bit simpler in appearance and is accessible in four altered colors. (And is at a lower amount point.)
Price: $89.99 and up (depending on admeasurement selected)
While we are big proponents of the archetypal accouter shoe from Sperry, we are including this altered booty on the baiter shoe because you don’t consistently see loafers for men with this look.
The aerial is covering and “air mesh,” which gives the shoe abundant breathability. The cobweb allocation contrasts with the blush of the leather, in all of the several colors that the shoe comes in. These affection the Sperry logo on the heel, tongue, basal outsole and the eyelets.
The shoes are waterproof and they get abundant reviews: added than 1,920 reviews with a 4.2 out of 5-star appraisement average.
Price: $64.90 and up (depending on size/color selected)
This is a angishore that can calmly bend its way into the chic men’s summer shoes cavalcade because they’re aloof a acute attractive brace of loafers for men.
Leather aerial and a constructed sole. The heel is actual small, aloof .75″. The allegory bond comes in two altered cilia weights, with a added cilia at the top of the moc-toe stitching.
The footbed is agilely absorptive and there is a baby arresting Hilfiger logo at the aerial bend of the tongue. These are, basically, a absolutely acceptable attractive brace of men’s active shoes and they’re accessible in four altered colors. Of the added than 510 reviews, 68 percent are a 4 or 5 out of a 5-star appraisement system.
Price: $39 and up (depending on size/color selected)
These shoes are from 206 Collective, which is an Amazon brand. Generally speaking, that agency you’re accepting aerial affection and low pricing.
These Seabecks are in the archetypal penny angishore style. They’ve got a moccasin toe and the covering of the aerial contrasts with the covering about the collar and the vamp.
The sole is rubber, with tonal bruise bond (where the aerial is sewn assimilate the midsole). They affection an arresting logo at the rear collar.
There are times aback loafers for men or men’s sandals aloof won’t assignment aback you charge men’s summer shoes. The Proctor Oxfords from Bass are a agitating attractive suede shoe that has that just-right lighter attending that qualifies it as a men’s accidental summer shoe.
Not to acknowledgment the actuality that they are suede, which isn’t the affectionate of actual you appetite to be cutting in wet weather. To accumulate the bliss attractive good, we awful acclaim a Scotchgard protector for these (very affordable at about $8.50).
These men’s summer shoes are all covering uppers with a elastic sole. They’re accessible in six altered colors (color options change periodically) . Actual acceptable ratings from accomplished chump reviews: a 4.5 out of 5-star appraisement average.
Price: $53.74 and up (depending on size/color selected)
Oxfords are such a archetypal appearance that we’re including a few pairs in our calendar of men’s accidental summer shoes. These are from Bruno Marc New York, which makes a advanced ambit of actual affordable shoes for men.
These are exceptional suede covering and we do acclaim the Scotchgard protectant for these, too. This brace is a plain-toe cossack featuring midsole stripe, suede aerial and lace-up advanced closure.
These are actual accepted shoes, with about 670 reviews and a 4.4 out of 5-star appraisement average. Apparent in “3-grey” color, they’re accessible in 17 altered colors and styles (number of blush options changes periodically). Another advantage is a abundant attractive brace of suede men’s summer shoes from Steve Madden.
Price: $15.99 and up (depending on admeasurement selected)
206 Collective is an Amazon brand, so it’s activity to be aerial affection and affordable. These men’s summer shoes affection alien suede uppers and they accept a elastic gum sole.
They’re lined with covering and the bruise bond (where the aerial meets the top of the mid-sole) is in a acceptable attractive allegory color. These shoes are apparent in ablaze tan suede and they’re additionally accessible in fleet suede. Both colors of these cossack lace-ups affection four brownish eyelets, which is a abundant bit of detailing.
I’m calling this a “surprise entry” because I had not advised that a Chelsea cossack (or any boot) ability authorize for a account of men’s summer shoes. The actuality is, Blundstone — which about invented the Chelsea class from its HQ in Tasmania, Australia — has appear out with a band of summer boots.
A adumbrative for Blundstone contacted me and appropriate possibly including them in this list. I was skeptical, so she beatific me a pair. I can say after averseness that they are fantastic. They’re additionally cool comfortable. I took a vacation in London afresh and these were my go-to shoes. We absolved everywhere and my anxiety was alarming in the Blundstones.
They about feel like slippers, but they best absolutely accept some asperous DNA in their blood. Blundstone’s summer boots are fabricated of abstracts that are a bit lighter and added breathable than their accepted boots. The boots affection Blundstone’s archetypal cull tabs on the heel and tongue, so they’re accessible in/easy out. The aerial is baptize aggressive exceptional covering and they accept a “comfort footbed” for shock absorption. They’ve additionally got an anti-microbial lining and a animate brand for basal stability. A abundant product.
Price: $144.89 and up (depending on size/color selected)
Men’s Summer Shoes: What About Socks?
If you’re cutting your summer shoes with pants that breach (rest at the top of the abate allotment of the shoe), you can calmly get abroad with socks (dark) or, of course, no socks, which is the trend-o-the-day. And activity sockless is a actual reasonable abstraction with any look, but abnormally if you’re cutting shorts or accidental linen bank pants. For sandals, we acclaim not cutting socks, which I accept abstruse over the years is a boycott from the sneer/no-sneer acknowledgment on my wife’s face.
But overall, because you’ll be cutting your summer shoes in…um…the summer, AND because you will generally appetite to go after socks, you may ache from bathed feet. To advice action the comfortable fight, no-show shoe liners are a abundant idea. They’re like cool low cut able-bodied socks, alone they’re fabricated accurately to not appearance and to wick abroad damp and they’re a lighter t than socks. These babies from Thirty 48 are fabricated of “Coolplus” fabric, which is a patented constructed cilia advised to absolution hot air from your skin. The little sockies can’t be apparent by anyone, you won’t apprehension they’re on, and you’ll be a footfall advanced of schweaty feet. They appear in three-packs and six-packs (they’re $11.98 and up, depending on the pack) and a array of colors, including aloof grey, black, brown, dejected and white. Do yourself, and your feet, a favor.
UPDATE: This column was adapted July 20, 2018. Important note: the shoes aren’t ranked, they’re aloof numbered for convenience.
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