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How to Pick the Right Men's Sandals

Is it possible to be cool, comfortable and fashionable? The answer is yes! There are those who aim to be just cool and comfortable, not caring about fashion. There are those more concerned with the look of their footwear but what if we could achieve both?

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If you're looking for a pair of sandals that will work well at the beach, on your hike, or just lounging around in style - we showcase them all! We discuss men's regular flip flops and water shoes/sandals (for those who want to look good while exploring), as well as some with extra support for walking. If you need something dressy but still comfortable enough to walk in errands by foot then the leather slides are perfect. And don't forget about the popular Birkenstock styles which boast plenty of color choices and vegan options too!


How far back do sandals go?


Sandals dates as far back as the Esparto sandals from the 6th or 5th millennium BC found in Spain, the ancient Egyptians sandals made of palm tree-leaves and the ancient Greece sandals which featured a multitude of straps with which they securely fastened to the foot. The top of the sandals were usually of colored leather. The soles were made of cattle skin, of even better quality and made up of several layers. In Ancient Rome residents used to carve their boots and sandals with elaborate designs. - Wikipedia

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What are the different types of sandals?


Adidas Adilette Clog
  • Clogs have been around since ancient times and were originally made from wood. They're popular all over the world today as well, with people using a variety of materials to construct their own clog shoes | $53 on Amazon


Dexter Tucson
  • Fisherman sandal are the type of T-bar shoes. They have a strap on top to keep them in place, while there's also straps around each toe | $16 on Amazon


Havaianas Brazil Flip-flops
  • Flip-flop's are the basic essential for every day use. The versatility of these shoes is what's behind their popularity! Whether you're looking for a casual slide, or something to strap on before your next water-sport outing, flip-flops are the perfect fit | $22.20 on Amazon


Newport Jerry Garcia
  • Hiking & Trekking sandals are part of the active sub-category. They usually have a rubber outsole meant to handle tough terrain, as well as EVA foam insoles which provide comfort on any surface you're walking on. They can also come with features like quick-drying technical fabric uppers and an anti-microbial lining made of nylon mesh designed reduce odor transmission from inside the shoe to outside it's being worn by putting off bacteria growth while still allowing air flow so their foot stays cool and dry!


Deluxe Gladiator
  • The Roman sandals is a type of stocking that can be worn on the foot. It ties to your feet with buckles and straps, which makes it easy for you during this hot summer season. They are often used in formal settings, costume parties or when going on vacation because they're so comfortable! $22.44 on Amazon


Teva Hurricane

  • Saltwater sandals are a flat style of footwear that was developed in the 1940s as an alternative to leather caused by wartime shortages. These shoes are often worn by children because they do not need them for support and have more flexibility than other types of shoe on their feet | $65 on Amazon

IZOD Memory Foam

  • Memory Foam sandals footbed provides deep cushioning for full foot comfort | $22.99 on Amazon


Reef Twinpin

  • Leather sandals can be made of 100% leather with durable rubber sole and textile upper. They tend to be more dressy and those can be wore to the office or to a more formal event | $17-$55 on Amazon


  • Heeled sandals are an open-toed shoe with a heel. They allow the wearer to have more of a dressy, formal appearance without sacrificing comfort and style! $119.99 on Amazon


  • Slide Sandals can be made of a rubber, leather or synthetic upper, dressy or sporty, they are designed as slip-on sandals with an open toe concept | $89.95 at Zappos</