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Summer 2012 Guide to Men’s Sandals

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The summer weather is almost here. The temperatures are warming. The skies are clearing. It’s a great time of year.

For guys, summer usually means spending days at the beach at the golf course or some other outdoor activity. There is one essential item for summer every guy must have and that’s a good pair of sandals. They’re easy to throw on when you head out the door for any summer event.

This year, there are some great new options available for just about any occasion.

Men’s Summer Sandals 2012

If you’re like me, summer is the best time of year. I love hitting the golf course during the mornings and trying to find a beach or a lake nearby for some boating or catching a few rays on the sand. It’s also great to get a game of volleyball going on the beach or out at an island on the lake. There is so much to do in the summer it makes you wonder why anyone would live somewhere like Wisconsin (I need to move south in the winter…).

Anyway, here are a few options for guys sandals this summer.

For the Athlete

Reef Slap II

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Reef makes the best sandals. If you like flip flop style then this is simply the best option for summer footwear. I get a new pair of Reefs each summer and they work great. They are durable, comfortable and some even have a bottle opener on the bottom. What more could you want?

For the Beach Bum

Puma Epic

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Puma has been coming out with some great stuff over the last few years including sandals. This year they have a great flip flop that’s not too flashy with bells and whistles. They let the colors show off your personality. It’s a great sandal for wearing down to the beach on hot summer days.

For the Casual Guy

Skechers Balwin

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If you’re on the go a lot in the summer you sometimes need more support and comfort than the standard flip flop. This is a great option from Skechers. The leather looks nice with shorts or even jeans. You can wear these just about anywhere you’ll go this summer and always be cool and comfortable.

For the Cool, Aloof Guy

Steve Madden Reston

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If you’re looking for something a little different you might try these huarache-styled slip ons from Steve Madden. These are different from anything else you’ll see this summer. This style should still keep your feet cool during the hot days, but you’ll be the most unique person anywhere you go.

For the Gentleman

Stacy Adams Cimarron

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If you need something with a little class and sophsitication then you need this pair of sandals from Stacy Adams. They are ideal for summer occasions. If you like to dress to impress while wearing nice clothes and footwear, you need this pair of sandals this summer. They bring classic appeal to any summer attire including linens and cottons. Check this one out if you’re the gentleman in your group of friends.

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