Summer: a time of sandals, sneakers and smart-casual kicks. All of which you can find below with our expert pick of the best summer footwear for men.
Vans slip-ons, once the sole domain of soap-averse teenage skaters, are en vogue once more. Though instead of the checkerboard days of yore, settle for a pop of colour well-suited to summer (and out of step with your local skate park).
OG 59 LX Suede Slip-On Sneakers, £60,
Designer loafers are big business. And better yet, they mean big things for your summer wardrobe. These brown leather shoes from Fendi have just the right amount of signature branding without being gauche, and offer a durable tread that'll last well into the colder months.
Logo Leather Penny Loafers, £650,
Stan Smiths are the blank canvas of every man's wardrobe. Which is a good thing. While summer trainers can often go vibrant, the famously subtle adidas style is a minimalist anchor, meaning you can go big and bold elsewhere. Buy now. And probably another three pairs while you're at it.
Stan Smith Leather Sneakers, £85,
Yes, there's a Nike Air Max to suit every man and his dog, and yes, it's hardly anything new. But the trainers enduring popularity is testament to how sharp they actually are, and the suede Premium kick - a dreamy collage of baby blues - is no exception.
Air Max 1 Premium, £109,
Summer shoes don't start and end with a fluoro trainer. To the contrary, pool slides - an ever more stylish alternative to the blister baskets of the common flip-flop - are likely going to be the most worn footwear of your entire holiday. So it makes sense to head Prada, clinch the cost-per-wear ratio and overshadow the bargain bin trotters of your poolmates.
Logo Print Rubber Slides, £185,
The nineties revival may well be a passing phase. Reebok Classics are most certainly not. The go-to sneak of every terrace/sportswear aficionado translates well to summer: a time in which beer spills, grass stains and scuffs will remain unseen upon all-forgiving black leather.
Workout Plus Royals, £69,
im电竞官网-Sleek, Scandi minimalist goodness: great in your living room, even better on your feet. And for that, we can thank kings of the luxury flatpack gear Acne Studios, with the plastic-coated Jimmy sneaks making more of a stylish grumble than a hammed up statement.
Jimmy Trainers, £310,
Sockless summers have been a thing ever since Mr Ripley knocked off Dickie Greenleaf, and now, you can bear the mankle as the Italian riviera intended: in Gucci, with Italian black leather and an extra clink from the iconic horsebit detail. Bellissimo.
1953 Horsebit Leather Loafer, £495,
School: the best days of your life. Debatable. That said, they were likely your best-dressed, with Clarks Originals' Wallabee enjoying a menswear revival among classicists and streetwear kids alike. Complete with a jean, a wide leg trouser, a preposterously rare collaborative hoody - take your pick.
Wallabee Bordeaux Suede, £109,
Believe it or not, collabs aren't all the stuff of retina-scorching, unpronounceable nightmares. Look to Asics hook-up with Brandshop, and you've a clean, colourful sneak that sits on the right side of classic.
Gel Vickka Sneakers, £95,
An easy way to upgrade your office look? A pair of staple, rounded Derby shoes from Solovair, that's what. Switch socks for invisible ones, your trousers for something ankle-grazing and your current role for the next rung on the ladder.
Gibson Derby Black, £145,