Simple Guide To The Best Men’s Summer Shoes

From the urban city streets to the Oceanside beach, summer time is almost here and it’s time to kick our footwear game into gear.

Summer shoes should provide 2 things – comfort and style.

The style should be slim with a low profile, giving you a chic look when worn with shorts, chinos and with a “sockless” look. The comfort should be provided by the breathable material and cushy sole – a must have for summertime.

We’ve dug deep into the trenches and came up with 7 of the best summer shoes for men. With multiple price points, there’s bound to be something here for everyone.

$$$: Maliseet Oxford by Quoddy
$: Campsides Oxford by Sebago

If you want the highest quality and craftsmanship with style to match, the Quoddy cross-stitch maliseet is what you’re looking for. Amazing as an everyday summer shoe.


$$$: Leeds Blucher by Allen Edmonds
$: Men’s Proctor Oxford by G.H. Bass & Co.

It’s not always BBQs and pool parties, you might need to attend a more formal event like a wedding. The Buck shoe is the perfect dress shoe for any formal summer occasion. Buck shoes are typically summer dress shoes in a suede or nubuck type material, they’re almost always seen with a reddish brick sole of some kind.

$$$: Tanino Low Sneaker by Buttero
$: Wahoo CVO Sneaker by Sperry

Buttero is a world famous Italian shoe brand and the Tanino line is their take on a summer favorite, the classic low-profile sneakers.
With so many options for standard white sneakers in 2017, opt for a luxe suede version in a light grey color instead.

$$$: Lace Loafer by Swims

If comfort and function is what you’re looking for, with style to match, you’ll love these Loafers by Swims. Swims are perfect for the water, and that’s where they should be worn. Because of the rubber, they will look out of place if you tread to far away from the beach.

$$$: Whiskey Cavalier Bluchers by Quoddy
$: Yarmouth Camp Moc by Eastland

Simple and stylish. Comfortable beyond measure with hand-made detailing hard to find anywhere else. These are very light shoes that are super breathable – perfect for summertime.

$$$: Achilles Low by Common Projects
$: Stan Smith Sneaker by Adidas

You can’t have a best summer shoes list without including a low-profile white leather sneaker, and since we are talking about the BEST, the obvious choice is non-other than the Common Projects Achilles low. Versatile, simple and smart – doesn’t get much better.

$$: Arizona Sandal by Birkenstock

In the realm of men’s fashion, the man-sandal is met with a lot of hate. But let’s be honest here, there aren’t too many better ways to keep cool and comfortable in the scorching summer heat than a pair of sandals, so why not look stylish too? Brands like Birkenstock offer trendy options that are miles ahead of the standard flip-flop in looks and comfort.