When putting together an outfit there’s no doubt that socks are an easy and fun accessory. However, when summer time rolls around, the fun quickly evaporates. Trust me, here’s nothing worse than walking around in 100 degree weather with sticky, hot socks.
During these times it’s essential to go comando.
No we’re not talking about not wearing underwear, even though at times that is a must, we’re talking about skipping socks completely and letting those feet breathe. Now before you go jumping into your favorite pair of jordan’s there are some guidelines that must be followed to ensure your feets happiness. Thankfully the staff at selectism have created a guide to ensure just
Rivieras – Lord Zelco Mesh-Woven Espadrilles
Not sure there could be a more appropriate name for a shoe like this than “Lord Zelco.” Not sure who or what a zelco is, but it reminds of zydeco, which, in turn, reminds us of partying in serious humidity—all of which would go down merrily in this colorful weave.
n.d.c. – Moccassins
Thee crepe-soled baddies are handmade with lots of style and attention to detail. They are simple, come looking broken-in and will likely feel like damn sow’s ears on your feet. Be good to them.
Generic Surplus – Borstal
The Borstal is an utterly classic-looking summer shoe. That they are available in super breezy mesh is just icing, though it is the type of icing that tastes even better than the cake. Dig?
SWIMS – Penny Loafer
Sort of the anti-Croc, these rubber and mesh loafers from SWIMS are perfect for getting free and weird in this summer. Weird how? They are waterproof, so you could put them on and run screaming through the shallow end of a hotel pool, for starters.
Quoddy – Boat Moccasin
Boat shoes practically require that you to set your socks aside. They are also a dime-a-dozen, these days, so why not pick up some that are handmade by men in Maine whose pinkie skin is tougher than the callouses on your heels. The distinctive Vibram sole seals it for us.
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