Summer weather calls for comfort — shorts to let the legs breathe and beaten-up oxfords that fit your body. But in trying to stay cool, guys often make the mistake of wearing hideous flip-flops (even more so when their feet are in a state of disrepair). Step up your style game with these summer-ready shoes.
Vans have always been a classic option for guys (and girls!) and these all white ones are perfect for summer wear — pair them with slim khakis or dark denim for a clean and modern look. $68
You don’t have to sport Chucks all summer – these Grenson brogues in light tan leather are great for the office or matched with rolled up jeans on weekends. $410
Ecco is well known for their comfortable kicks. These nubuck shoes are on-trend with a white sole and made breathable with treated leather, so you can wear them without socks. $179
Loafers are back this season and these suede Mark McNairy ones — complete with tassels — are perfect for sipping drinks dockside. $420
If you must wear flip-flops, make them simple and understated, like this pair from Havaianas. $26
Designed in Canada, handcrafted in Italy, this super lightweight leather shoe has a flexible sole and foam cushioned footbed, perfect for stepping out in comfort and style after the gym. $158
And to brighten up the look of any pair of summer (or winter) shoes, switch out the laces with a pair from Toronto-based Stolen Riches. They totally change the look of any kicks for the fraction of a price of a new pair.
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