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Style Guide: 10 Can’t-Miss Mens Leather Sandals

Guy With Flip FlopsSummer is here and for guys that means days at the beach, time on the lake in a boat, a little golf, or hanging out in a backyard barbecue.

Whatever your plans are for the summer there is one surefire piece of apparel you’ll need – sandals. A versatile pair of sandals can prepare you for all of the various activities you’ll likely encounter this summer.

So what kind of sandals are best you ask?

A quality pair of leather sandals should last you through a summer of hard wear and for a few summers with normal wear. Leather sandals are great for because they are versatile. Wear them with cargo shorts, board shorts, jeans or khakis.  Leather flips flops look great on a summer night with jeans and a nice button down shirt – untucked casual style of course!  Not only are leather sandals great looking, they are comfortable and built to last.  They won’t rip out or fade like nylon straps.

Don’t find yourself out of place this summer. Find the right sandals for you.

10 Can’t-Miss Mens Leather Sandals

Born Men’s Donjon Sandal

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Born Men's Donjon Sandal

Handcrafted with rugged style, the Donjon from Born is perfect for just about all your summer adventures. The rubber traction sole allows you stability if you’re out doing more physical activities. The genuine caramel color leather is attractive and comfortable. It’s a sandal you can wear all summer long.

Frye Men’s Ludlow Sandal

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Frye Ludlow Sandal

Distressed leather adds an extra style feature to this flip flop. It’s always the little details that stand out the most. The look is vintage. It’ll go great with a pair of shorts or some vintage jeans. Take this style out on the town this summer or slip these on for a trip down to the volleyball courts.

Born Men’s Surf Sandal

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Born Surf Sandal

Inspired by classic nautical shoes, this slip is comfortable and functional. The footbed is made to withstand water for your days near the ocean or lake. The rubber traction sole will keep you upright as you move around out on the boat or on the dock.

Skechers USA Men’s Gallice Sandal

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Skechers Gallice Sandal

Pair these with cargo shorts or jeans. These leather slides from Skechers are eye-catching. The stitching accent stands out as the perfect relaxed look. The lather will keep these sandals around for a long time while the fabric lining will keep your feet comfortable all summer.

Fossil Men’s Dupont St. Thong Sandal

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Dupont St. Thong Sandal

A nice black leather sandal. This style is is versatile for anything you decide to wear this summer. For a nice date on the deck at a nice restaurant, these will look great with nice jeans and a white shirt. The vintage style will give you that little extra to stand out as you make this your summer to remember.

Steve Madden Men’s Cruzz Sandal

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Steve Madden Cruzz Sandal

A different look. This cross strap leather sandal with stylish stitching makes for a unique flip flop. The footbed is cushioned for ultimate comfort. The sole has perfect traction for simple walks outside or even some activities. The leather is durable and stylish. A versatile sandal that will set you apart.

Rocket Dog Men’s Richardson Sandal

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Rocket Dog Richardson Sandal

The footbed is a mix of cork and leather. It’s the ultimate design feature that is both stylish and functional. The distressed leather goes great with all summer apparel. If your style is laid back, this is your sandal for the summer.

Merrell Men’s Kelso Sandal

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Merrell Kelso Sandal

These sandals are for the guys that like to be a little more active during their summers. This sandal is versatile enough for a little trail walking and other off road activities like disc golfing. Light weight and extremely comfortable, this sandal is for the guys that need extra performance from their summer sandal.

Sanuk Men’s Austin Sandal

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Sanuk Austin Sandal

With a western flair, these sandals from Sanuk are truly unique among a sea of sandals out on the street during the summer. Oiled leather strap, wood grain styling, and accent stitching really make this sandal stand out. It’s perfect for guys that like to add a bit of extra appeal to their style.

Teva Men’s Cardenas Fisherman Sandal

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Teva Cardenas Fisherman Sandal

If you’re more comfortable with a closed look sandal, this fisherman style will work perfectly. The entire shoe is waterproof. The footbed is EVA for ultimate comfort. This sandal is great looking and functional. It’s the “Go Anywhere” shoe for this summer.

Bonus: Reef Men’s Mick Spackler Golf Sandal

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Reef Mick Spackler Golf Sandal

I can personally say these are great for summer days on the course. They stay on your feet and keep you grounded as you swing. I like wearing flip flops with shorts most of the summer. When I head to the course I don’t want to have to keep a pair of socks in the car along with my golf shoes. I’d rather just switch flip flops and stay comfortable. As the great Fred Couples said about his switch to tennis shoe/golf shoe hybrids at The Masters, “I play well when I’m comfortable”.

What other styles do you love?

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