Temperatures continue to hit record-breaking highs, which is why guys are ditching their thick sweat sets for more breathable clothes. Prominent in this list are sandals, which can keep your feet cool while adding a casual aesthetic to your look. Nowadays, sandals aren’t just for the beach or backyard barbecues thanks to brands like Jacquemus, Kenzo, and Hérmes that have transformed them into a vital menswear stable. The best slides are stylish, while still maintaining comfort.
Since we’re well into the dog days of summer, we suggest trading in your sneakers and brogues for a smart pair of sandals that work for any occasion, whether you’re running errands or hitting up a summer wedding (and anything in between). When styling them, don’t overthink it: pick one that matches your personality, and don’t be afraid to pair them with pants.
Finding the perfect pair of sandals can be overwhelming, so we’ve rounded up nine of the best scandals for men, so all you have to is order, then slide them on.
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Cole Haan Feathercraft Slide Sandal
These premium slides from Cole Haan look formal enough to wear around town, but are also comfy enough to wear while working from home, thanks to their lightweight yet durable footbead.
Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Slides
Made from luxurious calfskin leather weaved into the brand’s signature intrecciato pattern, these make for the perfect investment sandals.
Suicoke KAW-VS Sandals
Sought after by many streetwear aficionados, these sporty slides are constructed with a durable Vibram sole for comfort. They pair seamlessly with pants and shorts, unlike most sandals that can be paired with socks for an edgy look.
Zara Woven Flat Sandals
A fan of thong sandals? These Zara sandals are a sophisticated take on the silhouette, and can be easily dressed up or down. Even better, they’re adorned with woven details and double stitched for durability.
Birkenstock Arizona Birko-Flor
Lined in suede and made from Birkenstock’s proprietary skin-friendly material, this modern iteration of the brand’s signature sandals is a must-have for the urbanite who’s looking to let their feet breathe.
Dr. Martens Gryphon Brando Leather Gladiator Sandals
Are you looking for gladiator sandals that can survive the city streets and provide comfort and support? Look no further than these bold kicks, which add a dash of rock ‘n’ roll to any summer ensemble.
Gucci Men’s Leather Slide Sandal With Web
Whether you’re jet setting or heading to an al fresco dinner, these lavish sandals, adorned with espadrille soles, are the perfect vacation shoe.
Teva x Opening Ceremony Hurricane XLT2 Gladiator
These two brands’ fourth collection was inspired by urban exploration. Merging Teva’s outdoor aesthetic with Opening Ceremony’s flair, these gladiator sandals are made with premium suede, and grounded in a proprietary rubber outsole for ultimate traction (and style).
Champion IPO Mega Logo Slides
These maximal slides capitalize on the enduring logo-mania craze. They’re as trendy as they are utilitarian. You can wear them around the house, or poolside.
Daily Paper Reslider Sandals
Completely made with recycled materials, these slides from Daily Paper are the perfect statement shoes to let people know you care about the environment and taste.
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