A Summer Without Laces
Credit: Courtesy Ferragamo

Slip-ons are not a lazy man’s shoe. If anything, they’re geared toward those of us raring to get up and get out the door with minimal hassle so we can take full advantage of the season. Now more than ever, opting for a shoe sans-laces doesn’t have to mean looking like you don’t care. From slippers to sneakers and loafers, here are five styles that will keep you covered from sunup to sundown without so much as having to lift a finger.

For starting the day right: Stubbs & Wootton Anclas Navy Slipper

Feel like a boss before your feet hit the ground with these classic nautical-themed smoking slippers from bespoke outfitter Stubbs & Wootton. Embellished with navy needlepoint and natural leather trim, they emit class while keeping you comfortable all morning. Slip them on for brunch and poolside reading, or pair them with a tailored pant for a quick meeting. [$450; stubbsandwootton.com]

For the beach: Toms Canvas Men’s Freetown Sabados

The canvas shoemaker just released a revamped model perfect for hot summer days. The Sabados feature a durable rubber sole surrounded by an espadrille-inspired rope sidewall for an understated seasonal look. The perforated side panel also helps feet breathe – wear them with board shorts for an easy beach getup. Leave the socks at home. [$79; toms.com]

For an afternoon stroll: Cole Haan Pinch Leather LTE

Cole Haan furthers its move toward hybridizing sneakers and dress shoes with the new Pinch. The loafer has a tumbled leather upper appropriate for a casual work environment, and a vulcanized rubber outsole that will withstand the elements. This go-anywhere shoe would be equally at home in Mission Beach, Martha's Vineyard, or Manhattan. [$98; colehaan.com]

For dinner and drinks: Johnston & Murphy Deerfield Tassel Wingtip

Men’s dress loafers can often feel a bit played out, but there’s absolutely nothing wrong a classic look. The leather loafers boast a sophisticated perforated design and traditional tassel, with an end result that's suave, not stuffy. Step into these and you’ll be ready for pretty much anything on the agenda. And for the bolder few out there, upgrade your summer look with J&M's two-tone kiltie tassel loafer. [$275; johnstonmurphy.com]

For a late night drive: Ferragamo Driver Moccasin 

Whether taking a spin with the top down, or just running to the store for an extra bottle of wine, it's good to have a pair of drivers waiting by the door. These calfskin moccasins from Ferragamo are stylish enough for anywhere you end up, but it will take more than a few cross country trips to wear down the tough rubber heel. Oh, they're also the some of the most comfortable shoes you'll ever put on. [$495; ferragamo.com]