With year-round use of sandals vindicated — and summer just around the corner in the northern hemisphere — a luxury pair feels justified. The higher-quality construction, materials, and embellishments that tend to come with luxury sandals lend themselves to styling with pants of all kinds and getting away with it.
If you can’t tell already, we’re going all-in on sandals for the foreseeable, so we’ve rounded up the best luxury sandals for men to see you through summer 2021 and all the way into deep fall.
Brands such as Gucci, Jil Sander, and Balenciaga provide a wide range of styles. We‘ve included everything from wild and new to tried and trusted; almost too many straps to barely hanging on; leather and suede to jelly and EVA. This is your one-stop shop for the best luxury sandals for men.
Browse some of the season's best luxury sandals below
sacai x APC Sandals
This sacai x APC sandal makes use of a bunch of buckles and several straps, resulting in a busy but still elevated and classy look. The sandal’s cork footbed makes it one of the comfiest luxury sandals for men.
Rick Owens x Birkenstock Arizona
This isn't the first time that Rick Owens has put his stamp on classic Birkenstock silhouettes and we hope it's not the last.
Fendi Forever Fendi Slides
Bohemian, Mediterranean perfection from Fendi here. We love the subtle double-F logo which surrounds the raffia sole.
Gucci Horsebit Sandals
Fisherman's sandals, but with a horsebit for good measure. It really doesn't get much more Gucci than that.
Marni Fussbet Sandals
Marni puts a futuristic, technical twist on the crossover sandal with neoprene straps to hold your foot in place. Side note: neoprene is ideal for summer, it stays comfy and cool.
Bottega Veneta Rubber Sandals
Arguably the sandals of the season. These Bottega sandals are made from biodegradable rubber and style with everything in your wardrobe.
Jil Sander Slingback Sandals
We are loving that sandals are now woven into the fabric of luxury brands. This premium suede take from Jil Sander epitomizes the high end of sandals.
Tom Ford Brighton Sandals
Tom Ford comes with a classically sleek design in the form of the Brighton Sandals. A raffia sole offers a durable foundation while luxury suede secures the foot.
Balenciga Transparent Mallorca Jelly Slides
When shopping luxury sandals for men, the first image in your mind is not going to be these Mallorca jelly slides. But Balenciaga has long proven that the house is always ready to unleash the unexpected. Just take a look at the Triple S and both Track sneakers. Honestly, these jelly sandals look unbelievably comfortable.
Visvim Christo Shaman Folk
If you’re looking for luxury without the gaudiness and are more interested in quality craftsmanship than turning heads, Japan’s visvim is the brand you should be looking at — not just for your sandals but for all your clothing and footwear needs. Alas, this is a post about the best luxury sandals for men, so we absolutely had to include the Christo. A list without it wouldn’t have felt right.
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