Summer is the time when dressed-down, casual looks become stylish. Chinos, short sleeves, and linen are back, and it’s acceptable to finish off the look with your favorite open-toed shoes. A good pair of men’s sandals or flip-flops can give your summer outfits a laid-back feel, plus they can be comfortable and stylish, too.
“A lot of guys are self-conscious about sandals, but if you like them, you should wear them—guys need to have a look that they like,” menswear icon Sid Mashburn tells Men’s Journal. “Function is more important than fashion, and sandals are just good summer shoes. But it can be surprising how cool they are, how chic they are, and how elegant they are. They hit all the buttons.”
Here are some of the best men’s sandals and flip-flops for summer, whether you’re heading out for a day on the lake or a night on the town.
Best Men’s Sandals and Flip-Flops for Summer
1. Greats Classon Utility Slide and Sandal
Looking for a sandal with some street-style edge? Opt between a single-band slide or double-strap sandal in triple black or cargo/black colorways. Designed for urban exploration, the Classon’s footbed is a plush-yet-dense foam, while the outsole is a shock-absorbing EVA. You’ll love the side release buckles—not just for aesthetics, but for a custom fit. Bonus: The recycled ballistic nylon straps are crafted from fishing nets (who doesn’t love a sustainability story?).
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