Every guy needs a perfect pair of sandals in his arsenal—if not two or three. This laidback footwear style is a must-have for spring and summer, as well as sunny vacations. And if you live in a warm climate, sandals are a year-round wardrobe staple.
This open-toed shoe is great for padding around the house, grabbing lunch, running errands, road-tripping, or strolling along the sand at the beach. It can be paired with nearly any warm-weather ensemble, from shorts and jeans to swim trunks and athletic apparel.
There are many different options out there from a toe sandal, hiking sandal, or a slide sandal. All these choices can be overwhelming. However, If you’re in the market for some new mens sandals, Vionic has you covered. Keep scrolling for a rundown of the most comfortable men’s sandals for every occasion.
What Are the Best Sandals for Men?
The best sandals for men will offer plenty of arch support, heel stability, and shock absorption.¹ A fashion-forward design doesn’t hurt either. It’s all about feeling comfortable and pain-free with the confidence you get from rocking stylish shoes.
With that said, we recommend double-strap slides, toe-post sandals, adjustable active sandals, sporty slides, and everyday slip-ons. Find details about these styles below, including where and when to wear them.
Versatile double-strap slides are among the best leather sandals for men. This low-profile summertime staple is all about minimalism with a laidback, effortless appeal. Vionic’s undeniably handsome double-buckle slides have genuine leather-wrapped footbeds with a reliable rubber sole.
With podiatrist-designed contouring to hug your arches and support your natural gait, this sandal checks all the boxes. What’s more, the straps can be adjusted for a customized fit. A pair of dual-strap slides are perfect for barbecuing with friends, exploring a new city, hitting the farmers market, or going on a date. If you are wondering whether slides or flip flops are right for you, check out our article about slides vs flip flops.
Adjustable Active Sandals
If you’re big on walking, hiking, or just like spending time outside exploring the natural world, you’ll be glad to have a pair of active sandals on hand. With adjustable straps over the forefeet and around the ankles, these midsummer shoes will keep your feet sturdy on your next adventure.
The expertly designed orthotic styles from Vionic are considered some of the best men’s hiking sandals, as they help reposition your feet into their natural alignment. Plus, our active sandals hug your arches and keep you stable on various terrains.
Featuring full-grain leather straps for a customizable fit, you can count on comfort no matter where you’re headed in this outdoor sandal. The durable rubber outsole is also made with traction in mind, so you can remain nimble on the trails, sand, or sidewalk with this comfortable sandal.
Sporty slides are also great to have on hand. You can wear a sport sandal inside your house, when checking the mail, while traveling, and before and after a workout. Vionic’s take on this casual sandal is more than just comfy and cool. Built-in orthotics hug your arches while supporting a healthy stride from the ground up.
Our unisex slides feature soft padded uppers with hook-and-loop closure, providing a perfect adjustable fit. But that’s not all—they also have reliable TPR (thermoplastic rubber) outsoles, plus a unique wave-patterned tread for optimal traction.
Like many shoes from Vionic, our slides have an APMA Seal of Acceptance from the American Podiatric Medical Association. What does this certification mean? Essentially, the sandals have adequate arch support and have proven to benefit foot health.²
Everyday slip-ons are another type of slide, except with premium leather uppers instead of a padded synthetic material—but that doesn’t mean they’re any less comfortable. Vionic’s slides have a neoprene lining underneath the full-grain leather uppers, keeping your feet comfy without sacrificing fashion. Like all our sandals, you’ll get contoured footbeds with ultimate arch support and sturdy rubber outsoles.
Featuring refined lines and a pared-down silhouette, this dapper men’s sandal is ideal for casual outings, like brunch, coffee, or backyard get-togethers. You can also dress this stylish sandal up with pressed shorts and a button-down shirt for a date, site-seeing, or even an oceanside wedding.
Toe-post sandals are a timeless warm-weather shoe. Even if they’re not your everyday choice, we’re willing to bet you’ll reach for them often throughout the spring and summer. With thick Y-shaped straps and a pared-down silhouette, it’s easy to see why this footwear style is a go-to for guys.
Vionic’s take on the toe-post sandal boasts innovative podiatrist-engineered orthotics built right into the soles. But despite what you might think about orthotic footwear, they look just like the classic sandal you know and love—except they feel a lot better. The contoured footbeds offer superior arch support and stability to support realignment.
Our toe-post designs come in a variety of colors and materials, including wear-anywhere leather and beach-friendly foam-lined options. Believe it or not, they’re actually one of the best men’s sandals for walking.
These best-sellers have proven to relieve heel pain, thanks to our exclusive biomechanical motion-control footbeds, shock-absorbent midsoles, and deep heel cups. Not only that, but patterned tread on the bottoms provides ample grip and traction on various domains in this lightweight sandal.
What Are the Best Flip-Flops for Men?
If it’s flip-flops you’re after, there are a few things to keep in mind before buying a pair. The lightweight, inherently casual shoe can be slipped on and off at your leisure, making it great for guys on the go.³
However, you’ll want to look for something with adequate heel stability and grip, like the toe-post styles from Vionic. Unlike most mens flip flop options on the market, our Y-strap sandals provide ample arch support and traction underfoot.
Designed by our founder, renowned podiatrist and surf-enthusiast Phillip Vasyli, Vionic flip-flops are made with active lifestyles in mind. Most styles are water-resistant (if not waterproof), and they’re unlikely to slip off your feet while you’re out and about. This makes them perfect for kicking around at the beach, lounging at home, or coming and going from your vacation rental.
For more guidance on what to look for when buying thong-style sandals, check out our blog on slides vs. flip-flops.
Where to Buy the Best Men’s Sandals for Spring and Summer
At this point, you should have a pretty good idea of the best men’s sandals for the warmer season. When adding new beach shoes to your wardrobe, we highly recommend prioritizing arch support. Luckily for you, Vionic’s warm-weather footwear isn’t just comfortable and supportive—it’s also notably fashionable.
Our on-trend styles come in a range of materials and colors for any event, all summer long. As the cherry on top, they can also relieve heel and foot pain (plantar fasciitis, and help reduce overpronation while keeping you stable on your feet and preventing overuse injuries.
What are you waiting for? Order a fresh pair of mens sandals today.
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1.Rebecca Carhart. “The 13 Most Comfortable Men’s Sandals to Walk in, According to Thousands of Customer Reviews”. Travel and Leisure. Updated Jul 08, 2021, https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/shoes/most-comfortable-mens-sandals
2.”Seal of Acceptance/Approval Program”. APMA. https://www.apma.org/Patients/content.cfm?ItemNumber=1108
3. Adam Mansuroglu. “The 30 Best Men’s Sandals You’ll be Proud to Show Off This Summer”. Men’s health. May 19, 2021, https://www.menshealth.com/style/g19521358/best-sandals-for-men/