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With warmer days just around the corner, the transitional months of Spring tend to catch us short. In our excitement to soak up as much of the summer as possible, we tend to overlook the fact that it isn’t all that hot out… not yet anyway. So, if you are eager to start freeing your toes with a pair of summery sandals, we are here to tell you this can still be achieved… as long as you have the right pair of socks to go with them.

Having long been considered a fashion faux pas, the combination of sock and sandal is undeniably perfect. When styled right, you are met with a mix of breathability, comfort, and warmth. And the good thing about this combination (if you need any more convincing), is the fact that all your favorite retailers, including Farfetch, Goodhood, and SSENSE have both items in ample supply.

Get a head start on Summer with our selection of the best socks and sandals for men below.

Stüssy and Bally

Dip Dye Socks

Dip Dye Socks

from $19

Stüssy

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

Jameel

$469

Bally

Buy at Bally US

The buckled Jameel sandals from Bally pair perfectly with these dip-dye socks from Stüssy. This combination is well suited to summer’s more formal occasions, with leather finishings adding a touch of much-needed elegance to the otherwise questionable combo.

Jacquemus and Suicoke

'Les Chaussettes Fleurs' Socks

'Les Chaussettes Fleurs' Socks

$35

Jacquemus

Buy at ssense
Depa-V2EU3 Sandals

Depa-V2EU3 Sandals

$220

Suicoke

Buy at ssense

Now synonymous with the world’s streetwear circuit, Suicoke has grown to become a key player in the contemporary footwear market. The bright yellow strapped upper of the brand’s Depa-V2EU3 Sandals pair perfectly with the genteel lilac palette of these Jacquemus socks.

A-COLD-WALL* and Suicoke

Logo Socks

Logo Socks

$55

A-COLD-WALL*

Buy at ssense
Moto-VS Sandals

Moto-VS Sandals

$255

Suicoke

Buy at ssense

As much as Suicoke lends itself to more playful ensembles, it also pairs well with avant-garde brands like Samuel Ross’ A-COLD-WALL*. This combination is ideal if you are looking for something monochromatic, and inconspicuous… or if you fancy yourself as a sort of incognito sock/sandal serviteur.

Burberry and Burberry

Logo Socks

Logo Socks

$85

Burberry

Buy at ssense

Icon Stripe Sandals

$450

Burberry

Buy at ssense

Whether you’re out on your private yacht, or hitting the park for a couple of beers, this double-Burberry combo is going to prove a hit as summer rolls around. The simplicity of the brand’s Icon Stripe Sandals sets the design up perfectly for when you eventually ditch the socks.

WTAPS and Brikenstock x Random Identities

Skivvies Sock

Skivvies Sock

$64

WTAPS

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Buy at goodhood

Pony Hair Leopard Arizona Sandals

$550

Birkenstock x Random Identities

Buy at ssense

You can’t talk about sandals with any sort of conviction without mentioning Birkenstock at least once. This combination is perfect for any urban safari, with the WTAPS Skivvies Socks pairing perfectly with the leopard-print finish of Random Identities’ interpretation of the iconic Arizona silhouette.

Marni and 3.1 Phillip Lim

Stripe Socks

Stripe Socks

$65

Marni

Buy at ssense
Elastic Strap Sandal

Elastic Strap Sandal

$295

3.1 Phillip Lim

Buy at Farfetch

This combo has something quintessentially Balearic to it. Maybe it’s the basket weave-style strap of Phillip Lim’s sandals, or maybe its the calming yellow hue of these striped Marni socks. We’ll let you decide!

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