Huff Post: ‘As a man of summer, you know some things. You know that flip-flops are not meant for the city. You know that shorts are, but they better be good ones. You know your swim trunks can be a little bit shorter this year and that they pair well with a floral shirt. The traditional rules of menswear are bending and sandals are next up for your consideration. Those flat, leather-strapped sandals you see women wearing right now are on trend for you, too. And, yes, that does include Birkenstocks. Designer brands like Valentino, Salvatore Ferragamo and Bottega Veneta are all putting their luxury spin on sandals this summer. Gucci even riffed on the classic Adidas pool slides with their own version in the iconic Gucci stripes. An upgrade to standard locker room fare, to say the least.
‘These open shoes are a hot weather alternative to the sneakers and casual shoes you’ve been wearing all spring. So, go ahead and wear them with cuffed chinos or shorts and give them a chance. Your toes deserve it. Just never attempt to pair them with socks.’