Ten Sandals To Spice Up Your Shoe Game

Whether you’re lounging by the pool or taking a sunset walk on the beach, here are the top pairs of sandals that will have you looking stylish this summer.

With temperatures rising, it’s time to say goodbye to socks and hello to sandals. No more sweaty feet in the hot summer sun! When we think of sandals, a common image that comes to mind is the woven leather style that your grandpa brings to every family vacation. While this style is a classic, it’s not all the sandal world has to offer. As summer kicks into full swing, it’s time to make your new summer shoe a sandal. V Man rounds up the top ten pairs of sandals that will keep your feet cool and your outfits looking good this summer season. 

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Milano Sandal by Dior x Birkenstock

After being teased on the Men’s Winter 2022 runway, the Dior x Birkenstock shoes are finally here. The Milano Sandal is one style from the collaboration, and is a must have for summer. Coming in a black nubuck calfskin, the double strap sandal is suave and stylish. The sandal is complete with Dior buckles on each strap and has an adjustable heel strap to make sure these shoes fit your feet just right. The shaped cork sole allows for comfortable wear, making these the perfect shoes to wear out and about.

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Rubber Slide Sandals by Alexander McQueen

Since a lot of summertime activities involve water, having a durable pair of sandals is essential. The Rubber Slide Sandals by Alexander McQueen are perfect for the days your shoes might get soaked. The sole has a contoured footbed, ensuring optimal comfort. These easy slip on sandals pair easy with any outfit due to their black and silver color story. 

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Band Sandals by Bottega Veneta 

Sandals don’t only have to be a shoe you wear on the go. They can be a classy shoe to wear on more fancy outings. Bottega Veneta proves this with the Band Sandals. Coming in a sleek cream and brown colorway, these sandals are simple yet sophisticated. The straps cross over each other to form an interesting “z” shape. Although it’s a seemingly miniscule detail, it adds a sense of style and intrigue to an otherwise plain silhouette. These sandals would pair excellently  with a nice pair of linen trousers and a lightweight button up for a look fit for dinner alongside the Amalfi Coast. 

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Men’s GG Platform Sandal by Adidas x Gucci

Gucci’s new collaboration with Adidas has been on everyone’s mind since its debut. Combining retro sportswear with Gucci’s iconic design motifs, the collection makes a vibrant statement. The Men’s GG Platform Sandal are one of the new shoe styles to come from the collaboration. Coming in a range of colors, like this deep blue, these sandals are the perfect statement piece. Featuring Adidas’ iconic Trefoil logo and Gucci’s double G print, these sandals are the perfect union of the two brands. Their platform sole and adjustable strap ensure comfort, while making sure you stand out in a crowd.

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Leather Double-Strap Sandals by Prada 

When it comes to sandals, a gladiator style is always an option. While some styles are too strappy for our liking, the Leather Double-Strap Sandals from Prada do the gladiator style in the right way. These tan leather sandals take inspiration from the style of the’70s with their flat sole and strappy details. The silver leather insole adds a futuristic touch, while tying in the silver buckles found on each strap. These sandals pair perfectly with a nice pair of shorts or a cropped trouser for an elegant and effortless look. 

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LV Oasis Mule by Louis Vuitton

For a more traditional sandal silhouette the LV Oasis Mule by Louis Vuitton combine tradition with luxury. Playing on the classic slip on style, these sandals feature a interlaced LV upper for a subtle touch of class. The LV is not noticeable upon first glance, making these a perfect shoe for when you want to embrace your stylish side without being too flashy. The monogram-embossed leather insole provides a comfortable platform for your foot to rest. The black grained calf leather outsole make these shoes easy to style, allowing them to be a summer staple.

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Culver Flat Mules by Yves Saint Laurent 

Sticking with the slip on silhouette are the Culver Flat Mules from Yves Saint Laurent. These chrome and metal free sandals are made from tanned leather. The absence of metal and chrome detailings allow for a more rustic and country feel. A thick leather arched band holds the foot secure, while crossed toehold straps keep the toes in place. While the main functions of the straps are security, they add a nice crisscrossing detail that give the shoes an old Roman feel. Whether walking along the beach, or exploring the Colosseum, these sandals make a great choice for any summer activity.

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Black CEL-VPO Sandals by Suicoke

For a sandal that exudes comfort, the Black CEL-VPO Sandals from Suicoke are the ones for you. Made from a durable nylon bonded jersey, these sandals are perfect for days spent walking. The padded velcro strap on the vamp and adjustable padded velcro ankle strap provide comfort and ensure a secure fit. The molded Vibram EVA rubber footbed ensures that your feet will be comfortable no matter where the day takes you. The sleek black design ensures for easy styling. For a reliable shoe that will last all summer long, these sandals are worth the investment. 

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Men’s Hardcrocs Platform Clogs by Balenciaga x Crocs

There’s no denying that Crocs are having a moment right now. From the camouflage crazed, to the countless collaboration styles, everyone is hoping on the Crocs trend. One brand in particular that’s making the shoe high fashion is Balenciaga. If you’re looking for a pair of Crocs that will stand out amongst the rest, the Men’s Hardcrocs Platform Clogs are the perfect pair. Featuring an insane platform that’s embellished with Balenciaga branded metal studs, these shoes are sure to grab attention. They take Crocs from a family shoe to a shoe fit for a heavy metal concert. If you’re looking for a platform that won’t hurt your feet, these are the sandals for you. 

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Scuba Sandals by The Row

If you’re looking for a dad sandal with a modern take, the Scuba Sandals from The Row are the way to go. Made from a black scuba material, these sandals are waterproof and equipped for any weather. The sleek buckle detailing ensures that these sandals will stay on. The cage-like straps and rounded toe are a true dad sandal staple, but when combined with the scuba fabric look high fashion.

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