Jul 9, 2012

5 Essential Shoes of a Man: The Laid Back Slip-on

As I mentioned in 5 Essential Shoes of a Man, The Dressy Brown, after a few comments pointing out the lack of content about men's shoes, Julian from Jack of All Travels, has graciously agreed to guest write a few posts about men's shoes.

Here is the second in his five part series. 

Part 2 of 5 Essential Shoes of a Man: The Laid Back Slip-on

Welcome back to Part 2 of the 5 part series "5 Essential Shoes of a Man." With Summer in full swing, I thought it most appropriate to talk about a summery shoe that every man should own, The Laid Back Slip-on.

So, what am I talking about here? Sperrys, Toms, loafers, Sanuks (Vagabond $60, pictured), lace-less Chuck Taylors or Vans.  You need a low cut shoe that can be worn without socks for your summertime fun. They are comfortable, stylish, and keep those ugly, un-MAN-icured feet out of sight while still keeping them cool.

Lack Back Slip-ons replace your geeky Chaco or Teva sandals, your Hollister thongs, and your Reef flip flops.  Have some self-respect and wear something that both looks good on your feet and is age appropriate this summer.  Save your Chaco's in the back of your closet for when you go rafting, throw out your Hollister's, and donate your Reef's to the 16 year old that probably sold them to you at the beach.  Sandals are for Surfers and Geeks.  So unless you are one with your calculator, stick to Laid Back Slip-ons; your self-respect will thank you later. I Promise.

Thanks again for reading; look out for Part 3, The Sporty Runner.