The 10 Best Men's Designer Sandals

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This wiki has been updated 35 times since it was first published in April of 2015. Keeping your feet happy and cool during the long, hot days of summer doesn't mean you have to forgo your flair, thanks to these men's designer sandals. Built especially for the refined gentleman who insists on good looks, but also likes to let his toes breathe, the options we've included come in a variety of styles to satisfy any discerning taste. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Salvatore Ferragamo Nostro

2. Frye Cape Strap

3. Fiorangelo 6011

Editor's Notes

August 01, 2019:

Even if you're somebody looking to buy designer sandals as a way to flex your socioeconomic standing, you'll likely find that some of the items on this list are of such a high quality that their longevity may actually justify their price. A pair that lasts you ten years and costs $200 would is a more frugal purchase than a $40 pair that lasts you two years. For that reason, we've included the Frye Cape Strap at #2 and the Mephisto Rafael Fisherman's at #4. They aren't as flashy as some of the others we've chosen, but they're made of high-quality materials and are very well-constructed.

If you're looking for a pair that'll make a statement, then the Fiorangelo 6011 (#3) or the Fiorangelo 6322 (#7) might strike your fancy. While they're not the most practical, they clearly tout the artistic imagination expected of a high-fashion designer.

Those looking to balance style and function can't go wrong with our top pick, the Salvatore Ferragamo Nostro. This one and the DaVinci 1432 Push-In (#5) offer understated elegance that'll catch the eye of those who know quality when they see it.

If you decide, after all, that designer sandals aren't for you, we have a list that includes more affordable sandals here.

Special Honors

DSquared2 Jesus On The Beach The leather straps on this Italian-made beauty overlap in a manner that provides both form and function. It looks great against bare skin, and its forward-most strips create a toe hole for comfort and stability. It also has a durable, synthetic sole that'll last through plenty of wear. As always, the company knows how to take a familiar fashion item and make it more attractive with a cool, subtle touch.

Tom Ford Churchill Chain Few fabrics give off the impression of luxury more than velvet. If you're keen on prioritizing glamour over function, this pool-side slide fits the bill, though the size of the bill you'll receive is bigger than most are willing to pay for a pair of sandals. Still, if you're familiar with the company, you'll know quality is a top priority, so this is a pair you can cherish and occasionally flaunt throughout the years on those celebratory summer evenings.

4. Mephisto Rafael Fisherman

5. DaVinci 1432 Push-In

6. Versace Greca Pool Slide

7. Fiorangelo 6322

8. Vince Dean

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9. Diesel Plaja Splish

10. OPP Classic Fashion Casual Flip Flop

Daniel Goldstein
Last updated by Daniel Goldstein

Daniel is a writer, musician, and frequent traveler with a bachelor’s in creative writing from the State University of New York. In recent years, his writing chops have developed alongside his musical skills, thanks to a rich double life. During the day, he apprenticed with “Rolling Stone” journalist and critic Will Hermes, and when the sun set, he and his NYC-based, four-piece band gigged at high-end venues across the northeastern United States. His affinity for sharing things he's passionate about has culminated in nine years of experience as a music teacher at elementary schools, where he honed his ability to simplify and elucidate concepts to the uninitiated. All considered, he feels most at home writing about instruments, audio electronics and backpacking gear.

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