It’s officially that time of the year when merely stepping outside prompts profuse, ungodly sweating. And it is now, amid such harsh climes, when exposing your toes becomes socially acceptable. Just make sure you don’t toss on any old janky flip-flops; if you’re gonna show foot, do it via a pair of slides — by far the most stylish iteration of man sandal. For inspiration, here are some pairs you can rock with utmost confidence at the beach (or, should you be so bold, the office).
Gucci Horsebit Quilted Leather Slides
Summer flex-ready, these Gucci slides are a comfortable way to show off. Made with leather these slides are elegant, comfortable, and feature the iconic horsebit insignia thought up by Mr. Guccio Gucci. Made in Italy (so you know they’re quality) these slides will have you looking like a rapper in no time.
$1,146, Buy now at MR PORTER
Prada Neoprene-Backed Canvas Slides
These comfortable and durable slides from Prada are perfect for leisurely summer vacay chilling. Made with hard-wearing canvas backed with softer neoprene, these are the perfect practical slides for all your sun-baked adventures.
$577, Buy now at MR PORTER
Prada Black & Red Pool Slides
These rubber sandals feature a big embossed Prada logo, so everyone knows which house you’re repping around the pool this summer. Featuring a simple yet stylish design, this pair is tastefully understated.
$210, Buy now at SSENSE
Fendi Printed Neoprene and Rubber Slides
These black and yellow (shouts to Wiz Khalifa) slides from Fendi are made from super comfortable neoprene. A nice, spongy, soft landing for those who go hard.
$550, Buy now at MR PORTER
Fendi Pink Vocabulary Slides
Black and yellow not loud enough for you? Really catch people’s eyes at the cookout with these bright neon pink slides from Fendi. Featuring a mismatched embossed logo and a molded footbed, these are great for someone looking to bring a bit of Cam’ron-esque flash to their fit.
$420, Buy now at SSENSE
Gucci White & Black Logo Stripe Slides
Another simple yet stylish pair, these ones feature a large debossed Gucci logo on the front. For the man who prefers things streamlined and uncluttered.
$345, Buy now at SSENSE
Christian Louboutin Multicolour Sport Sandals
Channel your inner Russell Westbrook with these red, black, white and yellow slides from Christian Louboutin. Featuring an open rounded toe, moulded footbed, and signature rubber outsole, this pair is the peak of style, comfort, and sartorial audacity.
$1410, Buy now at SSENSE
Balenciaga Black Logo Sandals
Simple and understated — well, aside from the “Balenciaga” in all caps front and centre. The molded rubber footbed on this pair also ensures maximal comfort as you’re strutting your stuff.
$490, Buy now at SSENSE
Malibu Sandals Green & White Nylon Zuma II Sandals
For those sick of rubber and neoprene footwear, these bright, woven nylon sandals from Malibu will make you look like you just came back from blemming it up in the islands. With a fun green, yellow, and white colour (probably not your look if you hate the Packers), it’ll add a healthy pop to just about anything you have in your wardrobe.
$170, Buy now at SSENSE
Champion Reverse Weave White Logo Pool Slides
If you don’t own any Champion gear, then do you ever streetwear, bro? A simple way to rep everyone’s favourite throwback brand this summer, these bright white slides boast an embossed Champion logo in blue and red. They’ll revive your look like the brand revived itself.