The trend of wearing shoes without socks – espoused in our pages by Conrad Black and Russell Smith – isn’t going anywhere. If you are going to rock out with your socks off this summer, do your feet (and your girlfriend) a favour: Steer clear of leather and grab a pair of stylish, easy-breathing canvas shoes.
Lacoste L33 Slip BS: Canvas slip-ons aren’t just for skateboarders or teenagers: A little crocodile on the heel makes this white-on-white model a preppy essential.
F-Troupe TO8: This three-hole mid-cut, with full crepe rubber soles, is like a summery desert boot that no one else has: F-Troupe is only available in five shops in Canada.
Fred Perry Coxson Canvas: These ultra-light plimsolls are so starkly minimalist that only the wreath, on the side of the heel, will remind you that you’re wearing shoes at all.
Keds Champion Canvas: The ultimate retro lace-up, distinguished by its blue rubber stamp on the heel, never fails.
Sperry Top Sider Men’s Bahama: The makers of the original boat shoe offer the classic in lightweight canvas.
Nike X A.P.C. All Court Shoe: The athletic giant tapped France’s chic, minimalist fashion house to update the All Court: light in weight, heavy in style.
Vans Authentic: The classic low-cut lace-up: Others can be more interesting, but none can be more perfect.