Summer is the official start of barbecues, beaches and breathing time for your feet. However, when it comes to men’s shoes, no other type of can present as many potential pitfalls as the sandal: Men’s shoes can be too feminine, too chunky, too hippie, or just downright ugly. Sandals walk a fine line when it comes to fashion dos and don’ts. Fortunately, following these rules will have you striding to the shore, or even a summer Friday at the office, in style.
Don’t Take A Hike
When it comes to the worst offenders in the world of men’s sandals, ones designed for serious outdoor activity top the list. This variety looks more like a full-on shoe with oddball cutouts than a sleek summer sandal. No one would doubt its comfort or utility with a lug sole and all those synthetic water-absorbent materials. After all, something so hideous must have been created to serve a purpose. However, function should never completely trump style. If you’re going to take a hike, do it with a pair of real boots, not a stout sandal.
Don’t Go Granola
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