15 Pairs of Summer Shoes, from $50 to $537

Never before have there been so many alternatives to, you know, loafers. Not that there’s anything wrong with a classic pair of polished brown leather shoes in the summer, like the one you see above from Florsheim Limited. And not that any of the “in” shoes for this particular summer are a new kindof shoe; you’ve still got your deck shoes, driving shoes, moccasins, chukkas, your desert boots — the kings of footwear we’ve known for some time now. And not that you need to get all fancy with buckles and straps on your feet this time of year, but when you start playing around with fabric — canvas, suede, even bamboo — and, as is par for the course this season, with color, you get options. And because you’re going to need a pair versatile enough to jump from work to play and maybe even the beach, well, here’s some options….

For the Man of Leisure

Concours by Lacoste, $139, lacoste.com

For the Navy Blazer

Brogue by Vintage Shoe Co., $220, stevenalan.com

For the Outdoor Party

Exter Oxford by Rag & Bone, $425, barneys.com

For the Bar Party

Veblen wingtip by Florsheim Limited, $160, florsheim.com

For the Real Party

Suede penny loafers by Trickers for ASOS, $537.90, us.asos.com

For the Minimalist

Desert boot by Clarks, $99.99, clarksusa.com

For the Traditionalist

Roy Canoe Moc by Mark McNairy for Bass Weejuns, $364, endclothing.co.uk

For the Beach Town

9/65 bamboo mocs by SeaVees, $100, jcrew.com

For the Light Traveler

Limerock loafers by Sebago, $115, sebago.com

For the Music Festival-Bound

Uplander chukkas by Filson, $235, filson.com

For Day and Night

Wingtip by Rockport, $129.99, rockport.com

For the Cruise Ship

Suede boat shoes by Tod’s, $445, saksfifthavenue.com

For the Off-Road

Suede chukkas by Hussein Chalayan for Puma, $295.85, us.asos.com

For the Main Road

Suede ankle boot by Gucci, $495, saksfifthavenue.com

For the Back Porch

Suede blucher shoes by Quoddy, $295.85, us.asos.com


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