Menswear Trends: Open-Toe Sandals

According to the runways across the pond, every man should invest in a good pedicure and foot massage. The return of the open-toe sandal is a great accessory to any outfit, from suits to sportswear. These shoes can finally replace your beloved old flip-flops. 

Source: Versace // Missoni

Designers like Thom Browne, Gucci, Versace, Missoni, and more are embracing this upcoming trend. Missoni and Versace paired their strappy sandals with tailored suits and sunglasses. Versace even layered its shoe with a neutral color sock. 

Source: Canali // Gieves & Hawkes

Continuing with chic and classic looks, Canali and Gieves & Hawkes adhered to traditional styling and paired their simple leather sandals with shorts. Unlike your gym shorts, these fitted shorts are paired with clean polo shirts and bomber jackets. 

Source: Coach // Dior Homme

Trailing away from formal attire, the sportswear category used the sandal in different variations. Dior Homme created a slide flip-flop detailed with zippers and buckles, and Coach created one with faux fur.

Source: Balmain // Bottega Veneta

Grecian gladiators inspired Balmain’s design while Bottega Veneta used a simple cross-strap.

Source: Thom Browne // Gucci

Finally, Thom Browne did his interpretation of the traditional geta sandal for his Geisha-inspired models, while Gucci developed an intricately woven sandal to compliment their Japanese floral patterns.

The lesson here: as 2016 approaches, whatever your new look, find a sandal that matches.




Also: Menswear Trends: Utility Jackets


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