Summer fashion poses some serious challenges for the discerning male. But there’s no need to sweat your suede loafers in warmer climes; discard your worn favourites and embrace new styles for 2017 with Culture Trip’s ultimate guide to summer shoes for men.
If you’re looking to win in the ‘crepe check’ game, these design-led sneakers are savvy investments. Whether you want to channel a luxury twist on the iconic basketball silhouette or embrace a minimalist aesthetic rendered in neoprene, there’s an opportunity for all kinds of sneakerheads to enjoy footwear this season.
Sandals for men can sometimes lead even the most promising of flâneurs astray. To wear with socks is obviously a disaster, but there’s also the more complex nuances of ‘fashion fails’ that are held in the flimsy straps of a plastic flip flop or the tarnished Velcro on a faded black strap. To ensure sophisticated summer vibes at home or on vacation, covet a thick strap and statement looks: (footwear) fortune favours the brave.
The summer boot
Although British summers are usually underwhelming, the muted temperatures do mean that boots stay on trend throughout the year. For a seasonal update, embrace warmer tones such as light tans, camouflage greens, creams and beige. Wear with light denim or loose slacks and a tucked in T-shirt for a polished look.
Smart summer flats
Whether you’re looking to mooch around garden parties in a classic pair of loafers or favour a more zesty update in the style of Spanish espadrille brand Manebí, smart summer footwear is the essential finish to crisp linen suits and open collared shirts.