The 5 Best Types of Summer Shoes for Men

It's almost time to tuck away those boots.

It's almost time to tuck away those boots.

This harsh quarantine winter has kept us barricaded indoors and in turn hasn't inspired many great shoe choices as of late. Thankfully, with warmer weather on the horizon, we'll finally be able to bust out the kicks we've been yearning to wear all year. Are you in need of some new shoes? Are you sick of wearing the same sneakers year after year? If you wanna upgrade your wardrobe this summer, here are five of the best summer shoes for men.

Boat Shoes

Boat Shoes

Boat Shoes

While their fratty reputation may turn consumers off, Boat Shoes are actually a comfortable and easy slip-on shoe that goes great with almost any outfit. Offered in a wide range of styles and colors, the classic boat shoe is crafted with sturdy leather that can withstand the elements and be both formal or casual. Try to avoid wearing a collared shirt if possible, it will only reinforce that disgusting "frat-boy" look.

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Suede Derbies

Suede Derbies

Suede Derbies

While we'd love to just wear flip-flops all summer, there may come a time when the occasion requires something sprinkled with sophistication and zest. A good pair of Suede Derbies will undoubtedly be on the pricier side, but properly caring for a pair means they will last for years.

A good protective spray and suede brush are required to keep the shoe texturized and clean, as the shoe does easily stain. Brown or tan colors often fare better against the elements than lighter colors, but with that said, a nice pair of white Suede Derbies certainly packs a punch.

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Birkenstocks

Birkenstocks

Birkenstocks

One of the comfiest and trendiest sandals to hit men's fashion, Birkenstock's have taken on a life of their own these last few years. Throw on a clean white pair for some office-level sophistication, or a tan casual pair before heading out to run errands. Equipped with an orthopedic insole that can help common foot problems, the shoe is sturdy and reliable for almost any occasion. The unisex sandal is also one of the comfiest summertime shoes, whose sturdy structure will last you for years.

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White Sneakers

three men in white sneakers

Sneakers of all types are some of the trendiest shoes a man can wear these days, but sturdy white sneakers are a staple piece that can be used for any occasion. "Every guy needs a pair of understated, smart sneakers," said Flavio Girolami, the co-founder of sneaker brand Common Projects. "It used to be the case that you'd only wear them when nobody would see you, but now, investing in a pair that goes with everything means you'll always look on-point." Just make sure to have a cleaning kit handy to keep those bad boys white as snow.

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Espadrilles

Espadrilles

Espadrilles

While the rugged design may turn off some, Espadrilles are similar to Birkenstocks in that they are a reliable and versatile summertime sandal. "Espadrilles are the ultimate chill-out shoes," said Blake Mycoskie, the founder of Toms. He's right, the shoe is perfect for drinks on the beach, or a daytime walk into town. Its bare-bones design may not be the best for your feet long-term, but seasonally Espadrilles are the epitome of cool and relaxed.

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