Have you ever worn dress shoes in the Summer that were uncomfortable? It’s extremely unpleasant.
Your feet sweat which causes your feet and shoes to smell. The discomfort makes it more difficult to walk. Summer dress shoes need to provide comfort and keep your feet cool.
Men tend to dress more relaxed in the Summer, so we have a list of dress shoes to keep you
comfortable and stylish in the summer heat, while also adhering to work friendly dress codes (eg: smart casual).
The Penny Loafer
A penny loafer embraces the meaning of versatility. They pair well with business and casual attire. When you wear them, you show others that you’re dressy, but you like to relax.
We recommend that you own a leather pair. Stick with lighter or earth-toned colors. Make sure your new loafers will match your outfits.
Loafers will look great with seersucker or linen suits. Make sure you wear no show socks in the summer heat, so your feet won’t stink.
The Boat Shoes
Well, we’re breaking the rules. Boat shoes fall into the summer casual shoe category, but you can get away with wearing them in business casual settings during the summer.
Do not wear them with formal attire. If you’re in the office, you need to have a leather pair of boat shoes.
They have rubber soles and come in a range of colors. For beach weddings or outdoor business casual events, feel free to wear canvas or suede.
The light material will keep your feet cool. Make sure you also wear no show socks with boat shoes too.
The Brogue Oxford
The Brogue Oxford, the perfect summer dress shoe. The defining characteristics of a brogue are their low heels, toe caps, and heel caps. For business dress stick with black or brown colors.
When in a more relaxed business environment that still has a dress code you can opt for a navy or gray pair. Match your brogues with your blazer or jacket as well.
Make sure you brogues with a well-fit pair of pants. So avoid wearing brogues with baggy pants.
White Suede Buck Shoes Derby
Have at least one or two pairs of buck shoes. If you can only have one pair, get the white bucks.
White suede buck shoes will certainly show your style intelligence. You can wear them with a variety of outfits. These shoes will get you noticed. The suede will keep your feet cool in the hot summer weather.
Brown Suede Oxford
If you plan on attending many outdoor events, then the brown suede oxford is a must-have.
Brown is the color of choice because it goes with almost any summer menswear. They will pair well with business casual attire such as button down shirts and chinos.
Only wear suede Oxfords in the summer, they will keep your feet cool and breathable
Written by: Austin Vela, Content Manager for the Gentleman’s Box