When it comes to a hot-weather shoes, these have it right in the title. Originally made for British soldiers in the desert, the desert boot is a menswear stalwart that can be dressed up or down, and worn with or without socks. Pretty much the perfect all-around summer shoe.
Desert boot ($130) by Clarks.
Summer style is all about paring back. And nothing is more pared-back than minimalist leather kicks.
Original Achilles leather sneaker ($410) by Common Projects.
Just watch Cary Grant in To Catch a Thief and you’ll understand why loafers are the perfect summer shoe.
Alek penny loafers ($350) by To Boot.
Look for a breathable upper free from any extraneous bulk.
AlphaBounce beyond knit running shoe ($120) by Adidas.
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 they first started making them).
Old Skool ($60) by Vans.
The ultimate chill-out shoe. Best when paired with a linen suit and a cool rum cocktail.
Espadrilles ($495) by Saint Laurent.
This comes with a qualifier: They are to be worn at the beach or by the pool only. But in those two locations, it’s hard to beat a good pair of sandals.
Stripes flip-flops ($24) by Havianas.
Unfortunate frat-bro associations aside, it’s still one of the easiest shoes to just slip on and go. Just avoid wearing a popped-collar polo at the same time (or, you know, ever).
Original 2-Eye ($109) by Sperry Top-Sider.
Good for post-workout or for puttering around the house. And, since they’re made from plastic and foam, good for when you head to the pool.
Adilette Slides ($45) by Adidas.
WHITE CANVAS SNEAKERS
They’ll never go out of style.
Jack Purcell signature canvas sneaker ($95) by Converse
Which one is your favourite for this summer. Comment below.