Warm temperatures are here, people are making summer travel plans, and it’s officially sandal season! Are you looking for a pair of comfortable and on-trend sandals right now? Stride into summer 2023 with our menswear correspondent’s top picks for best designer fashion sandals for men, including new collections from Saint Laurent, Bottega, Nike and more.
what are the best designer sandals for men this summer 2023?
Everything feels freer in the summer. Liberated from coats, scarves and yes, even laced shoes, putting on clothes is just a little bit easier. You’re feeling unencumbered and your style follows suit. While the uptick in temps invites a certain level of hedonism, we’re all trying to stay as cool as humanly possible, too. Up top your linen camp shirt lets the breeze flow right through it and roomy shorts allow levels of ventilation your pants could never dream of. For a moment, let’s cast our eyes downward—what’s happening on your feet?
Summer sandals have the same easygoing vibes as the rest of your fit and let your feet breathe. It’s a design challenge, but the best sandals can employ minimal material to achieve maximum style. They do not, however, invite schlubbiness. Sandals may be more inherently casual than a loafer, but they also carry a certain elegance—the footwear equivalent of dining al fresco. And let’s not forget the first shoes…ever… were probably some form of a sandal. They’ve endured for millennia. It’s about time you added a pair or two to your warm-weather wardrobe, too.
Here, we’ve combed through the best open-air options in the market, from rubber slides to leather sandals fit for strolling through a Greek agora. Stride into summer 2023 with the best designer fashion sandals for men, including new collections from Saint Laurent, Bottega, Nike and more.
15 best designer fashion sandals for men this Summer 2023
1. Jute Lined Braided Leather Sandals by Saint Laurent
Saint Laurent took considerable notes from classic huaraches and rendered these sandals in braided calf leather with a jute insole.
BUY NOW – $895.00.
2. Agora Suede Sandals by Officine Creative
Officine Creative is in the business of elevating and streamlining, taking familiar styles and hand making them in sleeker silhouettes sans hardware. Time for an upgrade?
BUY NOW – $530.00.
3. Navy Depa V2 Sandals by Suicoke
Whether you need the technical nylon straps for a day hike or a full gorpcore fit during the sweltering months, Suicoke’s quality can’t be beat. Heavy duty Vibram soles help the cause.
BUY NOW – $220.00.
4. Fisherman Suede Sandals by The Row
Here’s why you should put “suede fisherman sandals” at the top of your summer footwear shopping list. They are both ventilated and elegant. They come from humble origins yet elevate any summer fit, especially if you go for The Row’s understated version in taupe suede.
BUY NOW – $1,050.00.
5. Burgundy Classic Sandals by Lemaire
Shhhh, hear that? It’s Lemaire’s beautiful leather sandals barely whispering their low-key sophistication.
BUY NOW – $490.00.
6. Quincy Woven Leather Sandals by Grenson
Somewhere between a gladiator and a fisherman (that seems like a Russell Crowe movie waiting to happen) lay Grenson’s woven leather sandals that could easily become dressy with a summer suit.
BUY NOW – $191.00.
7. On Deck Slides by Nike
Is there a body of water nearby? For the times we’d recommend wearing flip flops—strictly beach, pool deck, gym shower—you’ll need something light, comfortable and uncomplicated. Nike’s no-frills design with a grippy waffle tread gets the job done.
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8. Black Toe Post Flip Flops by Jil Sander
Ok, we could be convinced to level up with Jil Sander’s exceptional version of a flip flop. But just this once!
BUY NOW – $495.00.
9. Buckle Strap Split Suede Sandals by Studio Nicholson
Nick Wakeman, founder of Studio Nicholson, looks to the architecture and interiors of Japan when she’s designing her clothes and shoes. You can spot the minimalist leanings in these supple suede sandals.
BUY NOW – $409.00.
10. Rubber Sliders by Bottega Veneta
There are no better shoes for a lazy day by the pool than a pair of rubber slides. Bottega Veneta’s fashion-y take are embossed with its signature weaving technique and come in a bunch of colors that echo the house’s subversive approach to the classics.
BUY NOW – $520.00.
11. Derek Leather Sandals by Vince
When you want to go for something a few notches up from a pair of Birks, Vince’s Derek sandals ride that line of elevated and easygoing. Pair ‘em with linen pants or shorts and you’re golden.
BUY NOW – $230.00.
12. Black Spanciata Sandals by Marsèll
Marsèll’s Italian-made Spanciata slip-ons are more “padding around villa” than “gym locker room”.
BUY NOW – $695.00.
13. Italian Leather Positano Sandals by Officine Générale
Leave it to a French designer to create the perfect leather sandal for traipsing around Italy’s Amalfi coast.
BUY NOW – $320.00.
14. Tuscan Leather Thong Cross Sandal by Todd Snyder
Todd Snyder is diligent about finding the best people to make his pieces, like these leather sandals crafted by artisans in Tuscany. Dress them up for summer weddings.
BUY NOW – $268.00.
15. Z/Cloud Sport Sandals by Chaco
If any of your summer adventures involve amphibious hikes or small water vessels, Chaco quite simply makes the most-loved sandals for them. They’ll stay on your feet and get you through all manner of terrain.
BUY NOW – $100.00.
designer fashion sandals for men this Summer 2023
That’s what you need to stride into summer 2023 in the best designer fashion sandals for men, including Saint Laurent, Bottega, Nike and more.