SANDALS

Rejecting men's sandals out of fear of committing a fashion faux pas, gents have stepped into other kinds of men’s summer shoes, such as sneakers, loafers and deck shoes. It hasn’t been easy for sandals to find their way into men's hearts (or onto their feet), perhaps due to the dubious quality "summer shoes with Velcro” of earlier times. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Studded 'telaviv' sandals od Dsquared2 Studded 'telaviv' sandals od Dsquared2

Dsquared2

Studded 'TELAVIV' sandals

Logo-printed sandals od Y-3 Yohji Yamamoto Logo-printed sandals od Y-3 Yohji Yamamoto

Y-3 Yohji Yamamoto

Logo-printed sandals

Studded sandals od Gucci Studded sandals od Gucci

Gucci

Studded sandals

Leather slides od Maison Margiela Leather slides od Maison Margiela

Maison Margiela

Leather slides

Leather slides od Maison Margiela Leather slides od Maison Margiela

Maison Margiela

Leather slides

'princetown' appliqued slippers od Gucci 'princetown' appliqued slippers od Gucci

Gucci

'PRINCETOWN' appliqued slippers

'neil' leather sliders od Giuseppe Zanotti 'neil' leather sliders od Giuseppe Zanotti

Giuseppe Zanotti

'NEIL' leather sliders

Quilted sliders od Versace Quilted sliders od Versace

Versace

Quilted sliders

Appliqued velvet slippers od Gucci Appliqued velvet slippers od Gucci

Gucci

Appliqued velvet slippers

Embossed logo flip-flops od Diesel Embossed logo flip-flops od Diesel

Diesel

Embossed logo flip-flops

Greek pattern-embroidered sliders od Versace Greek pattern-embroidered sliders od Versace

Versace

Greek pattern-embroidered sliders

Greek pattern-embroidered sandals od Versace Greek pattern-embroidered sandals od Versace

Versace

Greek pattern-embroidered sandals

'filone' slide sandals od Salvatore Ferragamo 'filone' slide sandals od Salvatore Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo

'FILONE' slide sandals

Leather sliders od Bottega Veneta Leather sliders od Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta

Leather sliders

Metal logo rubber sandals od Gucci Metal logo rubber sandals od Gucci

Gucci

Metal logo rubber sandals

'neil' leather sliders od Giuseppe Zanotti 'neil' leather sliders od Giuseppe Zanotti

Giuseppe Zanotti

'NEIL' leather sliders

Leather sandals od Marni Leather sandals od Marni

Marni

Leather sandals

'randall' sandals od Giuseppe Zanotti 'randall' sandals od Giuseppe Zanotti

Giuseppe Zanotti

'RANDALL' sandals

Logo sandals od Emporio Armani Logo sandals od Emporio Armani

Emporio Armani

Logo sandals

'joseph' sandals od Dsquared2 'joseph' sandals od Dsquared2

Dsquared2

'JOSEPH' sandals

Striped sandals od Marni Striped sandals od Marni

Marni

Striped sandals

Metal buckle sliders od Versace Metal buckle sliders od Versace

Versace

Metal buckle sliders

Fringe sliders od Balmain Fringe sliders od Balmain

Balmain

Fringe sliders

Leather sliders od Maison Margiela Leather sliders od Maison Margiela

Maison Margiela

Leather sliders

Leather sandals od Marni Leather sandals od Marni

Marni

Leather sandals

Leather sliders od Ann Demeulemeester Leather sliders od Ann Demeulemeester

Ann Demeulemeester

Leather sliders

Leather flip flops od Lanvin Leather flip flops od Lanvin

Lanvin

Leather flip flops

Leather mules od Balenciaga Leather mules od Balenciaga

Balenciaga

Leather mules

Leather sliders od Marsell Leather sliders od Marsell

Marsell

Leather sliders

Platform slides od Balenciaga Platform slides od Balenciaga

Balenciaga

Platform slides

Platform slides od Balenciaga Platform slides od Balenciaga

Balenciaga

Platform slides

Metal logo leather sliders od Philipp Plein Metal logo leather sliders od Philipp Plein

Philipp Plein

Metal logo leather sliders

Leather sandals od Marsell Leather sandals od Marsell

Marsell

Leather sandals

'lake' leather sliders od Bottega Veneta 'lake' leather sliders od Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta

'LAKE' leather sliders

Leather flip flops od Marsell Leather flip flops od Marsell

Marsell

Leather flip flops

'zak' embellished sandals od Giuseppe Zanotti 'zak' embellished sandals od Giuseppe Zanotti

Giuseppe Zanotti

'ZAK' embellished sandals

Embellished leather sandals od Giuseppe Zanotti Embellished leather sandals od Giuseppe Zanotti

Giuseppe Zanotti

Embellished leather sandals

Leather sandals od Marni Leather sandals od Marni

Marni

Leather sandals

Leather sandals od Bottega Veneta Leather sandals od Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta

Leather sandals

Chain flip flops od Giuseppe Zanotti Chain flip flops od Giuseppe Zanotti

Giuseppe Zanotti

Chain flip flops

Men’s sandals – a stylish return to the game?

There’s more than one name for men’s sandals

The designers with global brands argue about this. For example, the collections for spring and summer of 2016 revealed a wealth of inspiration, styles, and materials. Gucci men, with slick and flowery suits, wore flat sandals with narrow straps in shades of brown and black. On the catwalk, Bottega Veneta’s Tomas Maier showed men’s flip flops on a flat sole with two wide, crossed straps, accompanied by tapered trousers – rucked up or tucked into chunky socks. For the dedicated surfers collection Dsquared2, the twin duo Dean and Dan Caten dressed men in rubber flip flops and massive black sandals with elements in contrasting shades of green and orange. The collection of elegant sandals for men by Riccardo Tisci (Givenchy) was elegantly received. The styles on the catwalk included closed-front T-bar sandals and leather designs enclosing the feet with wide leather straps without toes or heel. Openness to such diverse designs inspires a fresh look at the treatment of men’s sandals. Not every cut is doomed only to "support" beach styling, for designer sandals for men are especially good for summers spent in the city – although it must be remembered that some situations and circumstances preclude them.

Men’s sandals for summer – style and quality


Men’s sandals undoubtedly belong in the informal footwear category. Leaving the toe and heel exposed prevents men’s flip flops and sandals, as well as men’s slippers and men’s slides, from being donned for work and other occasions requiring attire that is a little more formal. They are a synonym for holiday relaxation and freedom. Their design and material should protect the feet from overheating, so aim for high quality products trusted brands. At the online store Vitkac.com, you will find a wide range of fashionable sandals for men created by the best designers at top fashion houses.


What can men’s sandals be worn with?

Original sandals go with informal outfits that make it difficult to go with a different style of footwear. Leather sandals with straps go well with retro style polo shirts and men’s shorts. Adorn (and protect) the head with a straw hat. Light flip flops can be worn on the beach, ideally with colourful swimwear for men and stylish sunglasses for men. Holidays offer multiple possibilities for styling with sandals. It is important that the effect is light, casual and stylish. An outfit expresses respect for others, and the heat of summer is not an excuse for too free an appearance, so avoid embarrassing situations by ensuring your clothing is appropriate to given places and circumstances.