Summer Is Coming (Eventually). Here are 14 Shoes to Get You Ready.

Does hearing the words “man” and “sandals” in the same sentence make you squirm a little? If yes, you are not alone. However, when it gets hot outside, guess what, folks? Men still need something to wear on their feet. And wearing socks all summer kind of sucks, but to be clear—it is necessary most of the time. However, there are a few exceptions, like pool slides, loafers, and even some breathable runners. Keep reading for our guide to the best men’s summer shoes, which (spoiler alert!) does not include any flip-flops.

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Benassi Slide

Nike nike.com

$21.97

These are to be worn at the beach or by the pool only. But in those two locations, slides are the move (pls no flip-flops).

Arizona Essentials

Birkenstock birkenstock.com

$44.95

If you are a sandal guy, go for Birkenstocks. These are waterproof, so they’re a sure bet around water. 

Old Skool

Vans vans.com

$60.00

If you want to fully embrace that laid-back spring vibe, go with a pair of sneakers worn by every California surfer and skater since the dawn of time (or since Vans first started making them).

Continental 80 Sneaker

Adidas nordstrom.com

$79.95

These all-white Adidas Continental 80s are the ideal summer sneaker. Well-made, extremely comfy, and very fresh, if you’re into the retro look. 

Chuck 70 High-Top Sneaker

Converse nordstrom.com

$85.00

High-top Chucks will never go out of style. Get a new pair to start the season fresh. 

997H

New Balance newbalance.com

$89.99

Summer sneakers are very good, and they give you an especially welcome opportunity to branch out into the world of non-white neutrals. 

Killshot 2 Sneaker

Nike nordstrom.com

$90.00

These are a favorite around the Esquire office (we write about them a lot, too—like here, here, here, here, and again here). Have we mentioned we like these? They’re classic, cool, and low tops are great for hotter days.  

Tree Runners

Allbirds allbirds.com

$95.00

Breathable Allbirds help your feet stay cool all summer long. Plus, they’re machine washable and you can wear ‘em sockless. A must-have summer (and really, all-year-round) shoe.

Blazer Mid ’77 Vintage

Nike nike.com

$100.00

If you’re a high-tops only kind of dude, Blazers are a great way to incorporate just a smidge of color into your look. 

Pinch Grand Classic Tassel Loafer

Cole Haan nordstrom.com

$170.00

Business casual but make it summer.

Original Brushed-Suede Boat Shoes

Sperry mrporter.com

$225.00

If you’re a boat shoe guy, this slightly chunkier, eye-catching pair from Sperry is the way to go. 

Original Achilles Leather Sneakers

Common Projects mrporter.com

$415.00

Summer style is all about paring down. And nothing is more pared down than minimalist leather kicks.

Gommino Driving Shoes

Tod’s tods.com

$575.00

Look to Tod’s if you’re looking to invest in loafers. The brand’s Gommino driving shoes have rubber dots on the sole—great for long drives, of course, but also extremely comfy casual wear.

Summer Walk Suede Loafers

Loro Piana mrporter.com

$785.00

These suede loafers from Loro Piana can easily be dressed up or down. Great for vacation, weekends, or slipping on to run out to the store quickly. 

Lauren Kranc is an editorial assistant at Esquire and Masters student at New York University.

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Source : Esquire