Men Essentials: 10 Statement Summer Sandals


September 13, 2017 | BY Benjamin Fitzgerald

Take a walk in these stylist-approved slides and sandals

Don’t be shy of the sandal this summer.  No longer for dads who've given up on style, the sandal has reached cult status this season, with luxury brands crafting high-end, stylish versions of the sporty slide or gladiator.

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Pair sandals with a suit, shorts or a favourite pair of jeans for fashion that’s comfortable and stylish. Just don’t go for a socks-and-sandals combo—it’s still taboo.

Saint Laurent slides

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Understated and chic, these monochrome Saint Laurent leather slides come effortlessly monogrammed with a cushioned footbed and gripped rubber soles. Pair with your favourite jeans and a white tee for a polished take on summer casual.

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Acne Studios slides

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The Maurice slides from Acne Studios are the perfect vacation companion. The elastic beige and brown stripe strap echo summer’s warmth, wrapped on a bright white moulded-foam rubber sole with a black splice. Step in and out these sandals with ease.

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Prada sandals

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This season’s most ritzy sandals from Prada are crafted from the maison’s Spazzolato burnished red leather. Hand-appliqué studs in gold add a Midas touch, rounded off with comfort crepe sole and buckle-straps. Take these haute-sandals to the city, not the beach.

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Berluti sandals

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A more traditional take on the leather sandal, Berluti’s Elio sandals have been designed in Italy in the maison’s red-earth leather. Shaped in a square-toe finished with Venezia leather straps, pair these with linen separates for a tailored event or Bermuda shorts when casual and comfortable.

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Jimmy Choo slides

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Riffing on the rockstar this season is Jimmy Choo. Black calf leather, suede and metal stars make up the Wally slide from the New Yorker, featuring crossover straps and a thin, flat rubber sole that moves with the natural step on the foot.

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Gucci sandals

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The simpler slide of Gucci is seen in these refined leather sandals. Crafted in Italy from a supple tan hide, the buckle strap sandals are detailed with a round toe, gold-tone hardware, and a signature feline head motif. Pair these with an outfit of summer whites.

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Y-3 sandals

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Sneakerheads, rejoice. There’s a sandal this season for you too. Y-3 sees the classic sandal is reworked in black textiles with technical traits that wrap around the front of the foot and heel. The tubular rubber sole is ultimate comfort layer, much like the beloved sneaker.

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Bottega Veneta slides

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Bottega Veneta brings its signature intrecciato weave to a pair of sporty slides this season. The leather traps in cream come set on a grey contoured footbed with gripped rubber soles. Light and louche, there’s no slipping in a pair of these when by poolside.

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Dsquared2 sandals

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The Canadian design duo’s Jesus On The Beach may be the most sacrilegious sandal on the market, but you’ll be forgiven for wearing them, thanks to a high-quality leather and crossover, strappy design for a stylish summer sandal in molten black and silver buckle detail.

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 Givenchy sandals

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Made from soft calfskin, Givenchy’s gladiator sandals stand warrior-strong this season. The black ankle-high sandals are crafted in Italy with two buckle-fastening straps and a red saw-edge rubber sole, taking on the sports aesthetic sweeping style this season.

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This article first appeared on Hong Kong Tatler.

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