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15 Pairs of Sandals You Can Wear Anywhere This Summer (Even If It's Not the Beach)

Because your feet deserve a breather.

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Man, what is it about feet that inspires such deeply felt emotions? You're either disturbed by the very sight of 'em or wayyyy too into 'em. Nobody's indifferent. But why?! They're feet! (I mean, you ever meet someone with a finger fetish?)

For me, sandals have always been a bit of a tricky style to embrace for that exact reason. I wouldn't say I'm self-conscious about my feet per se (again, they're fucking feet), it's more that I wouldn't go out of my way to expose 'em in polite company if I can avoid it. Yet sandals remain an essential part of summer style, and lately there's been so many versions that've caught my eye that it's getting increasingly harder to ignore them. And, as it turns out, like most styles mired in any sort of minor controversy, sandals are less about if you wear 'em and more about how.

What's that? You've been feeling the same way? I figured (great minds and all that). So I took the liberty of rounding up some of the best options available now, from pairs you'll want to slip into before hitting the beach (still possible!) to pairs you can wear out and about with impunity without feeling like a fucking fool.

Feet, man. Let's get freaky.

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Benassi JDI Slide
Nike zappos.com
$14.96
Buy

im电竞官网-Slides are easily the most acceptable form of sandal a man can wear, and a clean black-and-white pair is always a safe bet. 

IPO Sandal
Champion zappos.com
$29.99
Buy

im电竞官网-This summer, Champion brings its classic C logo to the humble slide. 

Arizona EVA Sandal
Birkenstock urbanoutfitters.com
$45.00
Buy

A super comfortable (waterproof!) sandal from the brand we can't talk up enough. 

Adilette Slides
Adidas adidas.com
$45.00
Buy

Wearing flip-flops anywhere near water is (mostly) fine. Adidas' Adilette slides are even finer.

Chillos Slide
Chaco chacos.com
$50.00
Buy

Chacos are a sandal-lover's sandal and an insider flex. 'Nuff said. 

OOFOS Edition OOahh Slides
TAKAHIROMIYASHITA TheSoloist. ssense.com
$70.00
Buy

The disaffected art-student favorite. 

Canyon Sandal
Nike nike.com
$75.00
Buy

In 2020, trail-ready sandals are really, truly a thing. 

Black Chilton Sandals
Dr. Martens ssense.com
$100.00
Buy

And when your feet weren't doing too good, who's the doctor they told you to go see?

Banya Leather Slides
Saturdays NYC saturdaysnyc.com
$95.00
Buy

im电竞官网-Saturdays is a modern master of laid-back surfer style, and the brand brings that expertise to these simple slides. 

Hurricane XLT2 Alp
Teva x Snow Peak teva.com
$130.00
Buy

im电竞官网-Teva's team-up with Snow Peak is the collaboration we never knew we needed. 

Navy Kaw-Cab Sandals
Suicoke ssense.com
$146.00
Buy

Suicoke is king when it comes to sandals, and its Kaw-Cab style is a classic-in-the-making.

Latigo Woven Faux Leather Sandals
Malibu mrporter.com
$70.00
Buy

im电竞官网-If you're in the market for a slightly more substantial shoe, Malibu's handmade, faux leather, huarache-inspired sandal more than does the trick. 

Black Pursuit Pool Slides
Gucci ssense.com
$210.00
Buy

im电竞官网-C'mon. I'm, like, legally obligated to include these.  

Wiley Leather Sandals
Grenson mrporter.com
$225.00
Buy

Sturdy sandals from the brand that already makes your sturdiest dress shoes. 

Arizonian Leather Sandals
Yuketen mrporter.com
$350.00
Buy

An ultra-premium pair that riffs on Birkenstock's iconic "Arizona" silhouette. 

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