The 14 Best Sandals for Men to Shop This Season

These are the sandals you’ll want to add to your warm-weather wardrobe.

The 14 Best Sandals for Men to Shop This Season
You’ll need them sooner than you think.

It may not feel like it just yet, but soon enough it’ll be time to ditch those stuffy winter boots and embrace the open-toed freedom of sandals. But don’t think for a moment that this means sacrificing style for comfort, or vice versa. For those dressier occasions on your summer calendar (or if you’re traveling to a tropical resort), leather sandals can be a perfect choice. With sleek designs and rich textures—and some, a millennia-spanning artisanal heritage—they easily add a touch of sophistication that a flip-flop could never do. Don’t mistake that as an encouragement to show your bare toes when the dress code is full-on formal, but there are certain pairs that can bestow a guy some well-deserved panache. Look for sandals with buckles or straps that add a little extra detail, or go for a minimalist design for a more streamlined look.

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For every dressy sandal out there, there are infinite casual styles suited for everything from plodding through a beach parking lot to scaling the face of a cliff. Just close your eyes and take a moment to think of all the different open toe options out there: pool slides, jellies, huaraches, clogs, water shoes—we could go on forever. What’s more, there’s a seemingly endless list of legendary footwear brands that have made their names designing signature open-toed shoes, including Birkenstock, Teva, Crocs, Reef, Adidas, Nike, OluKai and more. Some became popular because of their ergonomic or memory foam footbeds for everyday wear, while others developed a fanbase of outdoor enthusiasts for prioritizing traits like waterproofing or adjustable leather straps. Either way, even sportier sandals have the potential to be stylish when paired (if not a little ironically) with everything from jean shorts to chinos. There’s only one way to find out. Here, 14 high-quality sandals that you’ll want to add to your warm-weather wardrobe. You’ll need them sooner than you think.

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The Best Men’s Sandals

  • Ancient Greek Sandals Filippos

    Made by hand in Greece, Ancient Greek Sandals’ woven leather Filippos slip-on is inspired by the classical period and modernized with an anti-slip rubber sole. This style works seamlessly with chinos or dress pants for a polished summertime outfit; opt for shorts, jeans, or linen pants for a laid-back look.

    $275, Shop Now
  • REEF Tradewind

    The Cushion Tradewind is REEF’s most comfortable sandal yet, with two adjustable straps and a plush EVA outsole that lends cushioning, rebound and support. The slide sandals are available in an array of colors and are suitable for both on and off the beach (and at only $55, they’re frankly a steal). 

    $55, Shop Now
  • Suicoke DEPA-2Cab-ECO

    Japanese label Suicoke is renowned for designing impeccable sports sandals like the Depa-V2. Black webbing straps and contoured antimicrobial footbed lining provide exceptional comfort and support, while the flexible Vibram outsole is slip-resistant on slick surfaces. Sure they’re trendy, but also rugged enough to function as a hiking sandal on uneven terrain.

    $220, Shop Now
  • Gucci Interlocking G Slides

    Gucci’s slides are equipped to take you from running errands on the weekend to lounging poolside. Inspired by the Nineties, this pair is made in Italy from hefty rubber and embossed with a signature “GG” logo across the straps—the same emblem also adorns the durable tread on the soles.

    $550, Shop Now
  • Officine Creative Agora 002

    The Agora sandals from Officine Creative have a streamlined silhouette with refreshingly few embellishments. The soft suede uppers—free from clunky buckles commonly found in similar clog styles—sit on grippy serrated rubber soles.

    $515, Shop Now
  • Tod’s T Timeless Suede Mules

    Made in Italy, these mules showcase the brand’s signature “T Timeless” buckles along the straps for a subtle touch of sophistication to the design. The leather footbeds are contoured for optimal comfort and support, while the rubber soles are adorned with the iconic pebbles that the label is known for.

    $775, Shop Now
  • Manolo Blahnik Otawi Sandals

    Manolo Blahnik is renowned for his devotion to his craft, sketching the design for each shoe first with his own hand. Blahnik’s Otawi sandals are no exception. With crisscross straps made of premium suede and footbeds crafted from supple leather, this is a stellar pick for the man about town.

    $650, Shop Now
  • Fear Of God + Birkenstock Edition Los Feliz Sandals

    The Los Feliz sandals embody the minimalist-cool aesthetic of the LA-based label Fear of God (we love the velcro toe strap) alongside Birkenstock’s oh-so-comfy molded footbeds. Though they’re casual at heart, don’t hesitate to throw them on with relaxed tailoring for a fashionable ensemble.

    $445, Shop Now
  • Tom Ford Suede Wicklow Slider Sandal

    Tom Ford’s meticulous attention to detail is evident in every piece dreamed up in the brand’s Italian atelier—even the more relaxed designs. Set on molded rubber soles, these slides feature butter-soft suede uppers carefully perforated with the Tom Ford logo. 

    $850, Shop Now
  • Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed Suede Leather

    Birkenstock’s sandals offer unparalleled support and stability thanks to their contoured footbeds that follow the natural curves of the wearer’s feet. The ‘Arizona’ pair, first introduced in 1973, is crafted from suede and features flexible, durable EVA soles. 

    $140, Shop Now
  • Brunello Cucinelli Suede Sandals

    These classic Brunello Cucinelli sandals feature soft suede straps with adjustable buckles and molded footbeds for added comfort. Rubber soles provide excellent traction while the contrasting midsoles create a stacked effect for additional visual interest.

    $750, Shop Now
  • Bottega Veneta Cushion Mule

    Bottega Veneta’s puffed patent lambskin leather slip-on boast an avant-garde look—and you’ll be able to sport them all day thanks to the padded insole. For the outsole, the Italian fashion house injects rubber nodes into biodegradable leather for optimized grip 

    $1,100, Shop Now
  • Yukuten Sal-1 Leather Sandals

    Hand-constructed with vegetable-tanned leather, Yuketen’s Bostonian sandal features two layers of braided jute and a shock-absorbing rubber crepe sole with an anti-slip tread. USA-made solid brass buckles on the straps are included for an industrial-inspired finish.

    $407, Shop Now
  • Chaco Z/1 Classic Sandal

    Outdoor enthusiasts have considered Chaco’s Z/1 a staple in their gear since its inception in 1989. The adjustable straps can be customized to fit any foot size and shape that slides onto the podiatrist-certified footbed. The Classic outsole has been upgraded to ChacoGrip rubber for even better performance. Chaco’s Z-branded footwear consists of only eight eco-minded component parts, which can be swapped through the brand’s ReChaco repair program.

     

    $100, Shop Now
The 14 Best Sandals for Men to Shop This Season