It’s often said that men are judged by their shoes. As a society, we’ve mutually accepted the idea that acceted men’s feet are gross. And the mere idea of a man wearing “mandals” has long-been deemed un-aesthetic, and even to some extent, a socially unacceptable faux pas.
But with fashion’s new-found embrace of bad taste over the past few years, it’s safe to say that the preconceived style rules have finally been swept under the rug. Neat, classic dress shoes have been ditched for casual and practical sneakers.
During the sweltering summer months, it’s nigh time to find an alternative to chunky dad sneakers. But there’s no need to over think: free your feet and get yourself a pair of comfy sandals.
Whether you’re into chic minimalism or sporty utilitarianism, we’ve rounded up the five best sandals to look drippy this August.
Gucci Men’s Leather and Mesh Sandal
For those of you who might still feel kinda reluctant to reveal their toes, this trail-ready sneaker-sandal hybrid is the perfect solution.
Birkenstock Arizona Sandals
If you still haven’t fallen for the Birkenstock, you’re terribly late. Simple, comfortable and wearable with literally anything you like, the German shoe is the indispensable you need to perfect your summer Normcore look.
Rick Owens Black Tractor Leather and Canvas Sandals
If the chunky sneaker has become your signature silhouette, then Rick Owens has the answer to your summer footwear dressing: these Teva-esque sandals with thick rubber soles.
Camper Spray Sandals
Like to look restrained but elegant? These low-key, ultra-minimalist and super comfortable Campers are just for you.
Suicoke Moto-Cab Sandals
Master the art of laid-back style with this red chalk Suicoke pair. Wear them with socks à la Tyler The Creator to look effortlessly cool.