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Men’s 2012 Shoes Trends: Canvas

Summer is here and it’s a busy time of year in the footwear industry.

Garden HoseFor guys, summer usually means breaking out the favorite pair of sandals and casuals. This could mean that great pair of flip flops or the old athletic shoes that are more comfortable today than they were five years ago.

Yet there still might be a need to upgrade to a new pair of summer shoes this year. You can still keep those old pairs for comfort, but make room for at least one more pair in your closet for the summer of 2012.

One of the trends this year for men’s footwear is canvas.

These shoes are coming on once again as a go-to pair of shoes for a variety of situations. You can wear them to work or when you’re going out for the night. Canvas is lightweight and comfortable, which makes it the perfect choice for the summer months.

Here are five pairs of canvas shoes you can use for inspiration this season.

Five Men’s Canvas Shoes for 2012

You’ll be seeing these styles and other canvas shoes this summer. The style is easily incorporated into a variety of situations. Your closest needs at least one good pair of canvas shoes. They’re typically a great value and become most people’s go-to pair for all occasions.

Sperry Largo

Sperry Largo

The classic slip-on is popular once again this year. Sperry is known for their great summer boat shoes, but this canvas casual doubles as both a boat shoe and regular street shoe. You can’t go wrong with this style. It’s got comfort and that casual cool style you’re looking for this summer.

Shop: Sperry Largo

Born Benji

Born Benji

This shoe caught my eye. It’s a new style from Born. The oxford style is simple, but there are two things that make this a really great shoe for summer 2012. First, the slate color works really well with a lot of apparel. You can wear this with jeans, shorts, or even linen pants. Second, the canvas makes it really lightweight and perfect for putting on no matter what you’re doing this summer.

Shop: Born Benji

Calvin Klein Felex

Calvin Klein Felex

Here’s a new shoe from Calvin Klein. The style is sleek and simple. The low profile offers something casual and interesting. The navy suede makes it stylish with the latest color trends (hint: navy is big right now). You can wear this with a great pair of khaki colored pants or shorts and these will really stand out. It’s a great pair of casuals that go with anything and go anywhere.

Shop: Calvin Klein Felex

Sanuk Standard

Sanuk Standard

Sanuk is the king brand when it comes to casual summer shoes. This is their standar shoe (name that fits really well). You can slip this on and be ready to go in an instant. The shoe gives off a casual look for regular days or relaxing or hanging out. You can’t wear these into the board room at most offices, but for the right situation you can’t go wrong with this style.

Shop: Sanuk Standard

Crocs Hover Boat Shoe

Crocs Hover Boat Shoe

Crocs has built their brand on comfort. Their shoes might not always look the most appealing, but recently the company has been adding some new styles. Here is one of the latest offerings from Crocs. It’s a boat shoe with canvas upper. The Crocs comfort is still there and you can count on this to be your shoe for any time you’re just relaxing or hanging out.

Shop: Crocs Hover Boat Shoe

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