Forget flip flips and sandals this summer and opt for summer shoes for men that keep the everything below the ankle hidden from the world.
Sweltering daytime temps and balmy nights are a nightmare for feet. Especially for men who sweat top to bottom, puddles of perspiration soaking their socks.
For those guys into flip flops and sandals, it’s easier to stay cooler down below. Flip flops aren’t for every guy. From bros with bad ankles, to those born with toes that scare young children, there are plenty of men who keep their feet covered from May to August.
Here are eight killer pair of summer shoes for men that won’t cost and arm and a foot.
Reef is surf. They’re inspired by water, by the ocean, by perfect waves, and the journey along the way to find them. The Reef team is committed to having fun in and out of the water, as well as giving back to the world that inspires them. The Reef Deckhand are perfect summer shoes for men that provide instant comfort. The Reef classic boat shoe styling has an upper portion made from premium canvas, a compression-molded insole and synthetic sole for support from slips.
Sanuk Men’s Rounder Hobo Slip-On
Made from 50% cotton and 50% linen, these Sanuk Hobo Slip-ons are made with a heavy canvas upper and frayed edges. The profile slip-on construction makes them easier to get on and off. The shoes sport a Moccasin toe detailing and soft canvas lining.
Bruno Marc Suede Leather Desert Storm
Give your outfit a more dressed up look with these chukka shoes from Bruno Marc. Featuring suede upper, three eyelets lace up with elastic panel design for easy on/off wear, the contrast stitch detailing adds even more style. The shoes are finished with smooth suede and textile lining, cushioned footbed for comfort and a non-skid outsole.
DZR Sense Pro Casual
The summer shoes are not only stylish, they’re perfect for the extra biking you’ll do throughout the season. The DZR Sense Pro shoes are built tough enough to handle whatever’s thrown at them on the streets or trails yet sport a cool, classic style that’s at home wherever you venture off the bike. Its full grain leather upper is super tough and plenty comfortable while the rubber sole provides all the grip you need for optimal pedaling performance with platform pedals/toe clip & strap cage pedal set ups. A heel reflector helps keep you visible while the traditional shoelace closure system makes it simple to achieve the perfect fit.
Acorn Moc Summer Weight Slip-On
Have you ever worn a pair of slippers around the house and thought “these are so damn comfortable I wish I could wear them in public”? Well here they are. These cozy men’s summer shoes have a lightweight and breathable cotton blend. The durable suede side walls make the shoe naturally sturdy, while multi-layer comfort footbed cushion your feet for all-day ease. Can be worn indoors or outdoors.
Sperry Top-Sider Navy Palm Bahama 2-Eye Boat Shoe
Paul Sperry, founder of Sperry, was an avid sailor, inventor, and explorer. In 1935, Sperry was faced with a real-life problem that stood in the way of his passion for sailing — how to maintain traction on a slippery boat deck. No solution existed so Sperry created his own shoe. Seventy-one years later and Sperry has evolved from the original boat shoe into one of the great, authentic lifestyle brands. These Bahama 2-Eye Boat Shoes are as good as it gets from the Sperry brand.
Fantelang Casual Slip On
The Fantelang slip-ons are the perfect “just doing things” shoes. Slip them on to run to the market, a beer run, the beach or an impromptu house party.
Vans SK8-Hi Digi Aloha
It’s really not summer without a dependable pair of Vans. The Sk8-Hi Reissue are the legendary Vans high top with a vintage sensibility. These shoes feature a sturdy printed canvas and suede uppers and re-enforced toecaps to withstand repeated wear. The Vans signature rubber waffle outsoles are ever-present with padded collars for support and flexibility.