Styles For Men

30 Best Summer Shoes for Men 2024

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a pair of green and white tennis shoes

Nike

Say what you will about Allbirds, but the brand’s bouncy, breathable Allbirds will help your feet stay cool all summer long. Plus, they’re machine washable and you can wear ‘em sockless. A perfect formula for a summer shoe.

Best Luxury Summer Sneakers

Common Projects Original Achilles Leather Sneakers

Best Luxury Summer Sneakers

Common Projects Original Achilles Leather Sneakers

Common Projects’ cool-guy, high-end sneakers are officially a modern-day icon. And if you’ve got the scratch, they’ll make a truly investment-worthy addition to your portfolio.

Chicest Summer Sneakers

Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 Shoes

Chicest Summer Sneakers

Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 Shoes

Onitsuka Tiger’s Mexico 66 sneakers were indisputably the shoe of the summer last year. If you bought them during the craze of ’22, good news—they’re back for ’23. If you didn’t cop a pair last year, well…better late than never.

Best Minimalist Summer Sneakers

Cariuma OCA Low Sneakers

Best Minimalist Summer Sneakers

Cariuma OCA Low Sneakers

Lightweight, sustainable, and cushiony, this is the easy sneaker to wear everywhere. It’s a celebrity fave, too.

Best Summer Boots

Clarks Originals Desert Suede Boots

Best Summer Boots

Clarks Originals Desert Suede Boots

most iconic summer boat shoes

Sperry Authentic Original Double Sole Nubuck Boat Shoes

most iconic summer boat shoes

Sperry Authentic Original Double Sole Nubuck Boat Shoes

Few shoes are as iconic as Sperry’s boat shoe—and few are as timely for summer. Whether you find yourself on an actual boat or not is irrelevant. These are gonna be a go-to regardless.

sleekest summer sneakers

Nike Killshot 2 Leather Shoes

sleekest summer sneakers

Nike Killshot 2 Leather Shoes

Nike has a plethora of shoppable summer sneakers, but the Killshot 2 remains our favorite. The style is sleek and sporty, with a lightweight sole perfect for all your warm-weather adventures.

best summer slip ons

Sabah Leather Slip Ons

best summer slip ons

Sabah Leather Slip Ons

Now 10% Off

For something easy, breezy, and classy, opt for a leather slip on shoe. This one is a no-fuss, no-frills style that pairs perfectly with shorts or chinos alike.

chicest summer slip ons

Tecovas The Monterrey Shoes

chicest summer slip ons

Tecovas The Monterrey Shoes

You should definitely keep Tecovas’ cowboy boots in your rotation during fall and winter, but when the weather heats up, switch to the brand’s slip-on leather shoes instead. They’re still classy and cool, but breathable and lightweight, too.

most affordable summer boat shoes

Amazon Essentials Boat Shoes

most affordable summer boat shoes

Amazon Essentials Boat Shoes

If you want a damn great pair of boat shoes but don’t want to pay a pretty penny for it, turn to Amazon. These are your standard style, but won’t break the bank.

best everyday summer shoes

Birkenstock Boston Clogs

best everyday summer shoes

Birkenstock Boston Clogs

The Boston Clogs are an iconic shoe, worthy of placement in your summertime rotation. Wear these for all your casual outings, wherever the season brings you—I won’t even be mad if you pair ’em with socks.

best performance summer shoes

Merrell Hydro Moc Shoes

best performance summer shoes

Merrell Hydro Moc Shoes

For a shoe that performs, the Hydro Moc is the way to go. The slip-on trail style is ready for a hard hike or a day spent in the city, and every adventure that lies in between.

easiest summer slip ons

Allbirds Tree Loungers

easiest summer slip ons

Allbirds Tree Loungers

You might love the Allbirds lace-up sneaker we mentioned earlier, but for something even simpler, the brand has an easy “don’t think twice about it” shoe that you can just slip on and leave the house with. Made from eucalyptus tree fibers, these are cushiony, lightweight, and breathable, too.

most stylish summer sneakers

Adidas Originals Samba Suede-Trimmed Leather Sneakers

most stylish summer sneakers

Adidas Originals Samba Suede-Trimmed Leather Sneakers

Stan Smiths are great and all, but something about Sambas are just a bit more cool, sleek, and refined. These are giving Paul Mescal out on a jog in New York City, Sweetgreen bag in hand.

best knit summer sneakers

Rothy’s The Monty Shoes

best knit summer sneakers

Rothy’s The Monty Shoes

Now 58% Off

Comfortable and versatile, these knit sneakers are all about taking you where you need to go—whether that’s to work or to play.

best designer summer sneakers

Gucci Re-Web Canvas and Leather Sneakers

best designer summer sneakers

Gucci Re-Web Canvas and Leather Sneakers

You can wear these Gucci sneakers year-round, of course, but when you have khakis or shorts on, that quilted logo panel just hits a little different.

coolest summer loafers

Acne Studios Boafer Snake-Effect Leather Loafers

coolest summer loafers

Acne Studios Boafer Snake-Effect Leather Loafers

When the sun is out, it’s time to bring out your coolest prints and patterns, too. For instance—snakeskin!

comfiest summer slip ons

Todd Snyder Tuscan Slip-On Sneakers

comfiest summer slip ons

Todd Snyder Tuscan Slip-On Sneakers

Summer is not the season to fuss with sweaty, damp socks. Luckily, Todd Snyder has an easy slip-on sneaker that you can go sockless with, if you so choose—a little bare ankle never hurt anybody.

easiest summer sandals

Todd Snyder Nomad Leather Sandals

easiest summer sandals

Todd Snyder Nomad Leather Sandals

Todd Snyder somehow manages to make simple sandals look…classy? With a suede footbed and leather straps, though, it would be hard to style these in a way that looks bad.

Best Summer Driver

M.Gemi Felize Uomo

Best Summer Driver

M.Gemi Felize Uomo

Now 13% Off

This luxe Italian driver comes in bold shades that are summer-ready. Handcrafted in Tuscany, this suede style is a must.

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