4 Types of Sandals For Men

4 Types of Sandals For Men

Aug 04 , 2021


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For a long time, sandals have been deemed the “forbidden fruit” of men’s footwear, but in recent years they have made a comeback and left the fashion doghouse.

Now that summer is here, it’s probably time you start considering wearing sandals.

After all, no one wants their toes to be crammed in socks and trainers, sweating away when they can be free instead!

Let your toes feel the summer breeze and find the perfect pair for your summer wardrobe.

To help you shop with confidence, we take a look into 4 of the most popular types of sandals for men.

Let’s dive straight in… 

1. Sliders

Sliders have become super popular in recent years and have taken over the men’s sandals market; they feature a completely open front with a strap going across the width.

You’d be wrong to think sliders are only to wear in the showers at your gym - the new generation of sliders today are bold in colour and have huge logos, bringing the 90s style back to life.

In fact, high end designers like Gucci, Prada and Fendi have even showcased their versions of this sandal on their runways.

Sliders are incredibly versatile, which means you’re not limited to only wearing them for quick errands - you can rock this look anywhere!

Moreover, if you want to wear sandals but you’re worried about showing your feet, sliders with socks have fast become a mainstream fashion staple - socks and sandals, who would have thought?!

2. Flip Flops

Flip flops are the sandals with no heel and have a strap which covers the top of the foot that goes between the toes and extends to the sole.

In some countries, these sandals are referred to as thongs and are also called onomatopoeic, which refers to the sound they make when you walk in them.

First things first, flip flops have not been designed to walk in.

Even though they’re super lightweight and are easy to slip on and off, they’re not great at protecting your feet so these are not the right option if you’re planning on going on a summer hike.

Instead, flip flops should be worn for light activities, like going to the beach or popping out to the shops.

In terms of clothing, flip flops look best with casual looks, such as a pair of shorts and a t-shirt. 

3. Walking Sandals

Unlike flip flops, if you’re going to be walking for long periods of time, then walking sandals will be the best option.

The key features to look for here is if they’re sturdy enough as well as providing enough arch support to prevent tired, achy feet and even injuries.

Although they’re not the most stylish, they’re perfect for the more active men out there and are built to last and offer good protection to your feet.

So, if you’re not really looking to make a fashion statement but you are planning on heading out for some exploring, a good pair of walking sandals will be your best friend.

4. Huarache Sandals

Huarache sandals are the smartest out of the bunch and are perfect for those smart casual dress codes.

Historically, this type goes back to Ancient Mexico, where they were worn all-year round for every type of activity.

These sandals are characterised by their woven leather body and rubber soles and are a casual summer shoe that covers most of your foot.

So, if you want to look smart but still keep those summer vibes, huarache sandals will do just the trick; they look great with a pair of linen trousers as much as they do with shorts.

Finishing Thoughts

So now you know about 4 of the most popular sandals for men you can start building your summer wardrobe.

Depending on what you’re wearing them for, make sure you choose the type suitable for that activity.

To find out more, please get in touch today.

In the meantime, check our full range of sandals for men here.

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