Summer is the perfect opportunity to revolutionise your wardrobe and wear all the great things you’ve been eyeing up over the dark winter months. We’ve covered the summer shirts, so now it’s time for the summer shoes. The following footwear all share the same traits; they’re light, comfortable and casual – all essentials when the sun makes an appearance. So without further ado, here’s our favourite summer shoes for 2017.
Canvas shoes are the most light and breathable type of shoe on the list. They’re relatively cheap compared to the other types of shoes on the list which is probably due to their simple design. Canvas shoes are great for shorts in particular and are even greater for trips to the beach.
Our Picks: Vans Era Canvas Trainers Black | Ralph Lauren Vaughn Canvas Trainers Brown | Fred Perry Byron Low Suede Shoes Grey
Another light choice, drivers and deck shoes are a particularly summery selection and are most classically worn without socks. A popular preppy choice, deck shoes are an instant classic when it comes to summer wear. They can be worn with a number of shorts and trousers, chinos being a favoured option especially when rolled up at the bottom.
Our Picks: GH Bass Wilton Driver Shoes Navy | GH Bass Camp Moc Lite Deck Shoes Navy | Hugo Boss Orange Nydeck Mocc Shoes Blue | Ralph Lauren Bienne II Boat Shoes Navy
An indie alternative to the usual canvas shoes, converse – or ‘chucks’ – have become a staple in pop culture. What used to be worn primarily by the more ‘grunge’ groups in England are now widely popular with all subcultures and for good reason; they’re an extremely versatile option and can add a casual but equally stylish stamp on any outfit.
Our Picks: Converse Chuck Taylor II Hi Top Trainers Black | Converse Chuck Taylor II Ox Trainers Navy | Converse Cons Star Player Ox Trainers Black
Trainers are less specific to summer but a more casual ‘any occasion’ shoe. Popular whatever the weather, they’re casual, light and easy on the feet – great for summer walks or hikes in the sun. Obviously they come in a huge variety of styles, so below we’ve linked some of the more modern favourites for you to look at. If they’re not suitable to your style, check out the website for hundreds more options.
Our Picks: Adidas Originals Tubular Doom Trainers Black | Nike Air Max 1 Ultra 2.0 Essential Trainers Black | Adidas Originals ZX Flux Torsion Trainers Black
Written by Aaron Thompson