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.
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.
im电竞官网-This summer, Champion brings its classic C logo to the humble slide.
A super comfortable (waterproof!) sandal from the brand we can't talk up enough.
Wearing flip-flops anywhere near water is (mostly) fine. Adidas' Adilette slides are even finer.
Chacos are a sandal-lover's sandal and an insider flex. 'Nuff said.
The disaffected art-student favorite.
And when your feet weren't doing too good, who's the doctor they told you to go see?
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.
im电竞官网-Teva's team-up with Snow Peak is the collaboration we never knew we needed.
Suicoke is king when it comes to sandals, and its Kaw-Cab style is a classic-in-the-making.
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.
im电竞官网-C'mon. I'm, like, legally obligated to include these.
Sturdy sandals from the brand that already makes your sturdiest dress shoes.
An ultra-premium pair that riffs on Birkenstock's iconic "Arizona" silhouette.