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Mens Sandals: Best Styles
I'm going to start this out with some straightforward honesty: I don't like sandals on men. I just don't. I've got a thing about it, and that's just how it is. In fact, the only man I've ever thought looked good in them was Russell Crowe in the movie Gladiator -- and only cos it was set during Roman times. I would not dig seeing him wear them otherwise.
Now that we've got that out of the way, lemme just say that I realize most men will not be dressing to impress yours truly. And I'm ok with that. Really. But I would like to offer some advice for those who'll be wearing these things -- if you must wear them, at least wear the best pair you can find.
These are similar to the last style, but these are a little more dressy. They probably also lend a bit more support, being that they seem to have a thicker sole. But I've not worn either, so I can't say for sure. If the price is any indication, however, these are probably the best of the bunch.
I'm not a fan of the Teva look, but Merrell has come out with a decent-looking version. Notice the sole isn't all chunky, and the straps aren't bulky and over-sized. This color is my fave as far as this sandal goes. And the material looks very soft and supple, as well.
Ecco's Modern Fisherman
This is another style I'm not crazy about, but it works relatively well with this particular shoe. I'm not 100% certain why these don't bother me so much, but I'd guess it's something to do with the distinctly absent chunky sole that we just discussed. The leather is also quite well-made and the craftsmanship is impressive.
Right. I hate this style. With a passion. Unfortunately, many of you men enjoy wearing them for some mysterious reason. This particular shoe is the best version I could find, and they are actually pretty tolerable as far as this gawkish chunky style goes. I'm kind of amazed they're so expensive though.
Hush Puppies' Landing
All things considered, I come pretty close to liking these Hush Puppies. They're simple with classic lines and nothing too gaudy or bizarre. You'll notice the sole isn't huge and garish, either. That's one of the worst things about man sandals -- the giant whopping rubber bit that makes your feet look wider than they really are. I'm not sure what the point of all that is, but you should avoid shoes like that whenever possible.