We’re in the thick of summer — time to feel the sun on your face and the breeze between your… toes? That’s right, it’s sandal season, which means it’s socially acceptable to bare your feet in public. There is, of course, one caveat: you can’t half-ass it. Luckily, pool-friendly footwear has come a long way since your frat boy days. (Let us never speak of those days again.) Here are the ten most respectable pairs we could find.
Saint Laurent Leather Slides
These Saint Laurent slides are stylish and comfortable. With crossover straps, the black leather sandals are perfect for a day out in the vineyards of Tuscany… or just an afternoon out in the city. Whichever you prefer.
$629, BUY NOW AT MR PORTER
Gucci Logo-Print Rubber Slides
Gucci, or “Guccy,” has recently released a retro collection that’d do any gaming nerd proud. These black slides with a gold “Guccy” logo in SEGA’s classic font are a cool sandal to slide on when you’re in a Sonic-like rush… to get to the beach!
$519, BUY NOW AT MR PORTER
Off-White Logo Webbing-Trimmed Leather Slides
Louis Vuitton’s golden boy, Mr. Virgil Abloh, has detailed these slides with several Off-White signatures, from the police tape-esque yellow webbing to the label’s recognizable arrows to the “left” and “right” wording in quotation marks. Be the envy of every hypebeast in town.
$278, BUY NOW AT MR PORTER
Gucci Black Vardero Fringe Sandals
These classic sandals from Gucci have a fringed leather detailing and signature horsebit hardware. Guaranteed to make you look like the most sophisticated dude at the pool party.
$835, BUY NOW AT SSENSE
Saint Laurent Brown Suede Jimmy Slides
The Saint Laurent brown suede Jimmy slides feature tonal logo stitching of ‘YSL’ on the strap. The moulded footbeds is sure to make for a comfortable day at any roof top soiree.
$468, BUY NOW AT SSENSE
Gucci Black Glossy Rubber Sandals
These are possibly the coolest grandpa sandals we’ve ever seen. Featuring a signature gold ‘GG’ on one shoe and carved lion head on the other, this mismatched pair will class up an evening look.
$629, BUY NOW AT SSENSE
Nike Benassi Slides
For ultimate comfort on the laziest of days, these black Nike slides with plush soles are the ideal sandal to slip on before running out the door to your cool, sandal-friendly job.
Sperry Authentic Original Flip Flop
What better way to spend a day on the boat than donning these stylish AF flip-flops? Made of brown leather with signature rawhide lace detailing, they’re great for a casual stroll to the supermarket, too.
$120, BUY NOW AT SPERRY
Geox Glenn Sandals
The beau ideal of lightweight leisure sandals. These Geox’s feature an EVA sole hat makes for the most comfortable wear. Featuring cognac-coloured leather, they’re versatile enough to rock with any summer fit.
$140, BUY NOW AT GEOX
Kenneth Cole Kirby Sandals
Kenneth Cole has your backyard barbecue flip-flop on lock. These brown leather sandals with tricoloured straps can be dressed up or down. The choice is endless, just like the summer! (If only…)
$227, BUY NOW AT AMAZON