JORDAN HYDRO 5 RETRO MENS SANDAL
The Jordan Hydro 5 Retro Mens Sandal ($52) is probably the best recovery slider you can by. Whether you’re coming out of the pool, off the track, or off the court, these on the sandals you want to put your feet in to help recover from the pounding you’ve just given them. These Hydro’s feature a full-grain and synthetic leather upper with adjustable velcro fastener strap, a lightweight Phylon outsole and an injected TR massage footbed to soothe key performance areas of the foot. You’ll never want to take these guys off.
OLUKAI OHANA MENS SANDAL
The Olukai Ohana Mens Sandal ($65) is the latest sandal from vegan footwear specialist OluKai. With the look of real leather but 100% synthetic, these lightweight sandals are comfortable, breathable and quick drying. The sturdy arch support means that even those who suffer from flat feet can wear trendy sandals whether on land or in the water. The lining in a jersey knit for additional comfort while the rubber sole, which leaves no marks behind, greatly improves traction. There are few sandals on the market today which are as ethical yet look as good as the Ohana, and for this price, they are a real bargain.
BIRKENSTOCK BOSTON MENS SANDAL
The Birkenstock brand has roots dating back nearly 250 years. Birkenstock creates shoes which are an acquired taste, to say the least, but also environmentally friendly. The Birkenstock Boston Men’s Sandal ($115) is a clog-style sandal that’s been around for over 35 years. The Boston is basically a sandal-shoe hybrid that features a single galvanized buckle strap closure, a distinctive covered toe, together with luxury leather lining for a comfortable feel, cork footbed with textured grip and shock absorbing EVA sole.
REEF FANNING MENS SANDAL
A member of the Reef X Mick Fanning Signature Series, the Reef Fanning Mens Sandal ($50) are serious sandals for those who want style combined with comfort during the hot summer months. The water-friendly upper is made from synthetic nubuck which is super smooth for extreme comfort. The molded, EVA footbed boasts an anatomical support for your arch. It’ll give you all day comfort however long you wear them. There is also a full 360° airbag in the sole for shock absorption. For those who like a quirky feature, the sole has a church key for cracking open bottles. This makes for an awesome party piece, but it would be a good idea to take off the sandal first! These are probably one of my favorites for everyday wear and truly one of the best men’s sandals.
ADIDAS ORIGINALS ADILETTE MENS SANDAL
If you’re headed to the pool or the gym more than likely you’ll see someone sporting the Adidas Originals Adilette Men’s Sandal ($30). These guys have been around since the early 70s and they don’t look to be slowing down anytime soon. Adilette’s feature a comfortable contoured footbed, a synthetic upper for durability and quick drying, and a textile lining for comfort. Wherever you’re heading these will be your go to’s. You can just throw them on rain or shine.