11 Shoes, Sneakers and Other Footwear for Men To Wear This Summer
With summer in full force, men will most likely be showing off more skin and be opting for lighter footwear options. Whether shopping for yourself or a man in your life, find 12 selects below to be prepared for where this summer season will bring you or him. See loafer, sneaker and other summer styles for everything from happy hours, casual poolside parties, city travel, beach escapes and hiking:
Jents Maldive Denim Loafer ($159)
Offering a range of versatile, comfortable styles, Jents is a new loafer brand based in Canada. I’ve partner with them to test out the styles and share a little about the brand. A couple unique aspects that they offer include having in-sole socks with each pair of shoes that can wick away sweat and they use recyclable, animal-friendly materials for the loafers. Other features include being handmade in Mexico, having PU foam insoles, arch support for added comfort, mixed-rubber outsole, and, with a number of style options, there’s something for everyone’s taste. The denim style (pictured above) in particular is among the most versatile in my opinion, as it can be worn for a number of occasions such as in a casual office environment, to go out in, to travel with, in the city, for a pool day, or even a garden party. More about the loafers.
Cat Footwear Sawyer Shoes ($99)
A dressy casual shoe, the Sawyer lace up features authentic craftsmanship and comfortable features. With statement making artisan leather, the styles features a Goodyear welt construction, a full grain leather upper, microfiber lining, and a microfiber sock liner.
Coach Bedford Wingtip Boot ($122)
Named for Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn, this boot pairs dressed-up wingtip details with a flexible rubber wedge outsole for everyday style. Crafted in lightweight, waterproof premium suede, it works with almost any summer outfit and will carry well into fall.
Uri Minkoff Union Loafer ($150)
For a stylish, casual espadrille, this pair from Uri Minkoff features a soft flat sole and a pull tab at the back. Made of 50% leather and a 50% fabric upper, there’s a leather lining, a 2.3″ shaft height, and premium rubber outsole.
Sperry Top-sider Authentic Original Waterloo Boat Shoe ($100)
For a preppy summer or nautical look, can never go wrong with a Sperry boat shoe. This rich update to our classic boat shoe features hand sewn premium leathers, Wave-Siping for wet/dry traction, a molded Ortholite heel cup for enhanced shock absorption, and 360° lacing for a secure fit. The genuine hand-sewn leather uppers with true moccasin construction to ensure longevity of wear.
Sebago Robinson Lace Up ($135)
A leather sneaker is also a great luxe option to style for casual occasions and city travel. Sebago offers this carefully constructed premium leather style that’s lightweight with a cushioned footbed. Easy to style with a tee and jeans, or dress up with a summer suit.
For more casual footwear options:
UGG Freamon ($110)
The innovative Treadlite by UGG sole on the Freamon (pictured above) offers incredibly lightweight traction, cushioning, flexibility, and durability. Made from water-resistant suede and detailed with a Tasman braid pull tab, this water-resistant suede chukka style also comes with the versatility of Twinsole interchangeable insoles.
Lacoste Joggeur 1161 ($174)
For a very casual day to day summer sneaker, look no further than Lacoste’s Joggeur (pictured above). The suede overlays add texture to a sporty retro sneaker shape from supple leather.
Steve Madden Moirai ($55)
Make footwear statements with an eye-catching print like this pair has from Steve Madden. With a classic lace-up body, the graphic textile upper stands out – bringing on compliments (trust). The matching laces were selected to create an optical illusion as you move.
TOMS Navy Hemp Stripes Blanket Stitch Mens Classics ($59)
The brand’s vegan take on its Classic Alpargata style. With an espadrille-inspired rope sole, these striped hemp Classics also feature an elastic gore for easy fit, and a removable, molded footbed for increased cushioning. Perfect for beach days or to style up a pool side look.
Superfeet Outside Sandal ($59)
The well known insole brand has branched out and developed and new, supportive, and super comfortable flip flop sandal style that you’ll want to be in all summer – and pretty much whenever you don’t need shoes and socks. The sandal features foam layers that work together to cradle the foot, while the distinct Superfeet shape and deep, structured heel cup help to absorb impact and provide support. Has a quick-dry synthetic leather strap for structure and neoprene for comfort.
Columbia Men’s Drainmaker III Water Shoe ($85)
Summer provides the best hiking opportunities. I recently did a hiking trip with Columbia to the French and Italian Alps (more about that soon, but check out some images on Insta), and did canyoneering while on the trip. These water shoes were perfect for both light hiking and water activities such as canyoneering its a hybrid of a quick-drying and super-ventilated shoe that features an Omni-Grip outsole with razor siping. It also features a Techlite midsole, superior cushion, and high energy return Air-flow and water drainable midsole ports.
More summer styles selects soon!