Want to upgrade your summer footwear in comfort and style? Slip into the best driving loafers for men — it’s a simple, subtly stylish and breezy footwear move that adds a bit of flair and a heck of a lot of comfort to your favorite summer looks. Think long days and afternoons behind the wheel of your favorite ride — the original purpose of the driving shoe, after all — or breezy summer evenings sipping a fine patio cocktail. You can do it all the while kicking back in a pair of the best driving loafers — simple, stylish and perfect for the dog days of summer. To get you started, here are five of our favorites — you’ll have to make your own dinner reservations, though.
Allen Edmonds Daytona Driving Shoe, $195
In addition to making handsome, refined dress shoes, Allen Edmonds gets the job done when it comes to effortlessly cool, laidback drivers. The driving sole offers actual grip when you put the pedal to the metal, and the navy color would team up nicely with a white polo and slim tan chinos.
Tod’s Gommino Driving Shoes in Suede, $445
Iconic in its treatment of the classic driving shoe, the Gommino is a luxurious, refined classic that looks just as good now as it did when the brand introduced the style. It’s the epitome of luxury — bring these on a Mediterranean vacation and wear them with slim denim, a crisp Oxford and a navy blazer.
Sebago Kedge Venetian Loafer, $110
If you seek a handsome, easy-to-wear loafer that’s all about simple, streamlined construction, you’re going to want the Sebago Kedge Venetian Loafer. The moccasin construction and easygoing unlined upper make this a pair of shoes to wear with off-white chinos and a navy polo for essential summer style. Make sure to bookmark them on your list of the best driving loafers for men — agreed?
SWIMS Lace Loafer in Khaki/White, $160
For those seeking a sportier look — perhaps a shoe that can slide on and off near the beach — the SWIMS Lace Loafer is the pair to buy. It offers an anti-slip grip with an antibacterial mesh liner and drainage capabilities for breathability and functionality. Different than your average pair of drivers, worthy of a spot on this list of the best driving loafers for men, and absolutely worth your time and money.
Allen Edmonds Interstate 90 Driving Moc, $195
Named for the famed highway that intersects America, the Interstate 90 Driving Moc is crafted with the long haul (and plenty of style points) in mind. The brand’s Dario rubber sole offers nice traction, while the tan leather color fits in perfectly with the breezy style should be seeking this season — that’s what makes them a worthy addition to our list of the best driving loafers for men.