Last year David Cameron's choice of summer footwear sparked quite the debate when he was pictured wearing a pair of smart black slip-on shoes without socks; but what footwear should men be wearing with their shorts?
Flip-flops are evidently the perfect item of summer footwear, but they often don't give enough support for day-to-day wear. However, if you are looking for summer footwear for your holidays, then flip-flops are a must.
Trainers should be a no go; namely because if it's warm enough to be wearing shorts, chances are, it's too hot to be wearing those trainers. Equally, summer and shorts give quite a simplistic look, and trainers can often look chunky and uncomfortable, so they aren't generally a recommended accompaniment for your shorts.
However, one shoe is truly made for those summer months, both in it's style and comfort – the boat shoe. Made for on-deck wear, these shoes are incredibly durable, whilst also being very flexible, comfortable and most importantly – stylish. Equally, the popularity of boat shoes off-deck has soared, with them becoming the ideal casual/smart shoe with it's unique look and fantastic comfort/support.
Chatham Marine and Timberland offer fantastic styles of boat shoes whether you're looking for a really distinguished pair of shoes or a more casual, everyday shoe. For example, the Timberland Classic FTM boat shoe has a while sole teamed alongside a classic upper, making it ideal for adding a quirky yet classic look to your outfit.
In contrast, Chatham Marine have the more traditional brown styles, featuring boat shoe features with smooth and distressed leather uppers. Equally, Chatham also offer a more casual style of boat shoe, which would be ideal for teaming with your shorts this summer, with the Sloop and Schooner styles uniting both trainer and boat shoe styles.