11 Of The Best Men’s Shoes To Wear Without Socks That Won’t Smell

11 Of The Best Men's Shoes To Wear Without Socks That Won't

Warm weather means it’s time to swap your shoes and say goodbye to bulky boots and hello to sandals, boat shoes and slip-on sneakers. Some guys who really want to free their feet this season might even dare to go sockless, but there is a catch.

Wearing sneakers without socks in the summer always sounds like a good idea — until it isn’t. Between the sweltering heat and extra outdoor time, bare feet can get sweaty and smelly quick. That is, only if you’re wearing the wrong shoes.

If you’re looking to forgo socks with your footwear, the key is to look for sneakers that are made with breathable materials like canvas, leather or wool. It helps to have an antimicrobial lining to prevent bacteria or odor buildup. Machine-washable shoes are a winning idea because you can easily toss them in the laundry when they get too mucky.

To help you on your sockless journey, we’ve rounded up 10 of the best men’s shoes you can wear without socks that won’t leave your feet sweaty or smelly. And if you want more of our editor-sourced products and reviews, sign up for HuffPost’s sales and deals newsletter.

Take a look below:

  • Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Core Ox
    Zappos

    These Converse have a canvas upper, canvas lining and cushioned footbed.Find them for $50 at Zappos.

  • Sperry Authentic Original
    Zappos

    These Sperry shoes have a leather upper and dri-lex sock liner.Find them for $95 at Zappos.

  • TOMS Classic Canvas
    Zappos

    These TOMS have a canvas upper, breathable textile lining and suede leather footbed.Find them for $48 at Zappos.

  • Nike Revolution 4
    Zappos

    These Nikes have a mesh upper and fabric lining.Find them for $60 at Zappos.

  • Vans Authentic Core Classics
    Zappos

    These Vans have a canvas upper and cotton lining.Find them for $50 at Zappos.

  • Rockport Ports of Call Perth
    Zappos

    These Rockports have a leather upper and moisture-wicking suede lining. Find them for $110 at Zappos

  • Allbirds Men’s Wool Loungers
    Allbirds

    These Allbirds are made with moisture-wicking wool and are machine washable.Find them for $95 at Allbirds.

  • adidas Running UltraBOOST
    Zappos

    These adidas shoes have a knit textile upper and foam insole.Find it for $179 on Zappos.

  • Keds Pro-Keds Royal Lo Classic Canvas
    Zappos

    These Keds have canvas uppers, a breathable fabric lining and foam footbed.Get them for $60 at Zappos.

  • Dockers Beacon
    Zappos

    These Dockers have a nubuck and mesh upper with a breathable fabric lining.Find them for $60 on Zappos.

  • Sanuk Rounder
    Zappos

    These Sanuks have a canvas upper and lining.Find them for $52 at Zappos.

  • New Balance M990V4
    Zappos

    These New Balances have leather upper and fabric lining.Find them for $165 on Zappos.

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7 Colour-Blocked Shoes To Add Fun To Your Summer Style

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7 Colour-Blocked Shoes To Add Fun To Your Summer Style

Get yourself these colourpop shoes and stay on point

A splash of colours can go a long way when it comes to making chic style statements. If you have been looking to amp up your summer fashion game, then turn to peppy colours that can instantly set you apart. With the colour block trend ruling the charts in the last few seasons, we are sure that this is one style that is here to stay for awhile. So other than pretty tops and dresses, get yourself standout colour block shoes that will definitely be a huge hit. Tempted to get yourself brand new shoes? We have listed down 7 cool colour-blocked shoes from Amazon for you to choose from:

1. Mochi Women Colour-Blocked Casual Shoes

Add a splash of colour to your casual looks by getting yourself these trendy shoes from Mochi that feature lace-ups in multiple hues.

Mochi Women’s Red Sneakers-6 UK/India (39 EU) (36-8397-18-39)
995
1,990
(50% off)

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(Also read: Team Your Everyday Outfits With These 8 Trendy Casual Shoes)

2. Lavie Women Green And Red Colour-Blocked Flats

Stay comfortable and chic by adding these cool flats to your collection. It features forefoot and ankle straps with lace-ups.

Lavie Women’s 7920 Flats Green Fashion Sandals – 6 UK/India (39 EU)
1,250
2,499
(49% off)

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3. Catwalk Women Colour-Blocked Flats

These comfortable and trendy flats from Catwalk are sure to become your favourite. It comes in mustard and metallic gold hues.

Catwalk Women’s Yellow Leather Fashion Sandals-7 UK/India (39 EU) (3945Y-7)
1,836
2,295
(20% off)

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4. Footin Women Beige And Blue Colour-Blocked Peep Toes

Pick these peppy wedges from Footin to stay on point this season. The pumps features peep toes with beige and blue hues.

Footin Women’s Beige Pumps – 6 UK/India (39 EU)(6518911)
661
999
(33% off)

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5. Crocs Unisex Colour-Blocked Clogs

Make a colour splash by adding these cool pair of clogs to your shoe closet. It comes in blue, green and yellow hues.

crocs Unisex’s Lite Ride Graphic Blue Jean/Tennis Ball Green Clogs-M9W11 (205070-47O)
4,295

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6. Bata Women Colour-Blocked Wedges

These wedges from Bata are sure to become your favourite pair of shoes in this season. It will help you beat the heat and stay chic.

BATA Women’s Sofiya Gold Slippers – 5 UK/India (38 EU) (7718335)
999
1,299
(23% off)

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7. Catwalk Women Colour-Blocked Flats

Notch up your everyday looks with this pair of colourful flats from Catwalk. It features a forefoot fabric strap with braided detail in multiple hues.

Catwalk Women’s Multicolour Fashion Sandals-5 UK/India (37 EU) (2496MT)
999
1,595
(37% off)

Buy on Amazon

Get yourself these colourpop shoes and stay on point.

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Style Trends 2019: 5 must-have accessories to upgrade your summer fashion

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Upgrade your summer wardrobe with some stylish accessories. (Unsplash)

Summer fashion is never complete with some good mix of bright and bold accessories. Accessories can make or break a look so picking the right ones is essential to stand out. As the summer trends have voluminous tops, denim wear, lots of white and colours, layered accessories, headbands, retro bags, tasselled jewellery among others this year, upgrade your wardrobe with some stunning pieces that can totally enhance your summer street style.

If you are ready for some fresh inspiration, go for bright scarves, big sunglasses, quirky totes and cool hats and caps to battle the heat wave in style. You can wear these with whites, head-to-toe denim, linen wear, summer jackets and go for bright sneakers, strappy sandals, muted espadrilles to complete the summer look.

Here are 5 summer pieces that can perfect your summer street style and how.

1. Big sunglasses are one of this top trends this summer season. Go for tinted once to add a dash of colour to you look. You can experiment with interesting frames and shapes. 

2. Headbands are the perfect accessory to enhance you street style look. These muti-purpose accessories can be styled with bracelets and cuffs along with being one of the classic hair accessories of all times. 

3. Bright totes are trending this season. If you love art, pick one of these to add a dash of brightness to your look. 

4. Go for the hats and caps to add funk to your summer style. Pick you favourite colours and pair them with denim wear, cottons and linens. 

5. One of the most staple and gorgeous accessories, the scarves are an ideal pick this summer. You can accessorise them in so many ways and add the perfect splash of colours to your look. 

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Designer Brands Has More Work to Do

Often, companies that are going through major transformations change their names to give themselves identities that match up more accurately with their new strategic directions. That was the case for Designer Brands (NYSE:DBI), which formerly carried the name of its DSW Shoe Warehouse unit, but which has made significant acquisitions in order to expand its market and pursue new opportunities in the footwear and accessories space.

Coming into Designer Brands’ fiscal first-quarter report, shareholders had hoped for signs that the company’s recent moves were beginning to bear fruit, and signal that the business was headed toward a full recovery. The retailer did indeed generate some enthusiasm with its report, but a closer look at the numbers shows that it has a long way to go before it can claim complete success in its restructuring efforts.

How Designer Brands started off 2019

Designer Brands’ Q1 results clearly reflected the impact of the acquisitions on the company’s overall business. The retailer posted revenue of $870 million, up 22.5% from year-ago levels. Adjusted net income of $33.6 million was up a more modest 7% over the same period, and adjusted earnings of $0.43 per share were in line with the consensus forecast among analysts following the stock.

Mosaic-designed wall with Vince Camuto sign on it.

THE VINCE CAMUTO CONCEPT IS NEW TO DESIGNER BRANDS. IMAGE SOURCE: DESIGNER BRANDS.

Overall, Designer Brands had some good things to say about its performance. Comparable sales rose 3%, and although that wasn’t as strong a gain as it reported three months ago, it was also being measured against a solid year-ago quarter. Meanwhile, its new Canada retail and brand portfolio segments contributed roughly $91 million in sales to external customers — a small, but meaningful, portion of Designer Brands’ total revenue.

The footwear and accessories retailer delivered a more mixed message on the fundamental front. On one hand, gross margin climbed by half a percentage point to 29.4% as it improved its U.S. retail unit’s efficiency. That was a nice rebound from last quarter’s gross margin decline. However, costs associated with Designer Brands’ acquisitions significantly weighed on operating profit, causing operating margin to drop to just about 5%.

CEO Roger Rawlins said he was happy with all three of Designer Brands’ key businesses. “Our DSW banner, the Shoe Company banner, and Camuto Group all performed at or above our expectations,” he said, “with the U.S. retail and [Affiliated Business Group] segments delivering positive comparable sales.” The CEO also pointed to good progress in Canada and the recent Camuto Group acquisition as encouraging signs for further growth.

Looking ahead

Designer Brands has high hopes for the future. In Rawlins’ words, “The infrastructure we have created, combined with the talent of our teams, has elevated our operating model, giving us the platform to accelerate market share growth in North America.”

The retailer let that optimism work its way into its earnings guidance: It boosted its full-year projections to a new EPS range of $1.87 to $1.97, which was $0.07 higher than its previous forecast. Elsewhere, the company didn’t make any major changes to guidance, keeping its projections for low double-digit percentage growth in revenue and low single-digit comparable sales gains.

Investors were initially quite pleased with the report, sending the stock sharply higher on Thursday following the announcement. Yet by Friday, shares had settled back down toward their recent lows. The market seemed gratified to see some progress, but at the same time, investors want more concrete signs of Designer Brands’ ability to produce lasting growth from Camuto and its Canadian operations, as well as good results domestically.

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M&S’ £50 summer shoes that sold out in just THREE hours are finally back in stock (but they’re already being snapped up so you’ll have to act fast)

A pair of M&S shoes that sold out in just three hours are back in stock.

The Fran, designed around a statement bow, proved a hit with shoppers and disappeared from shelves in just three hours when they were first introduced back in February.

The stylish pair of shoes was born from a M&S collaboration with influencer Fran Bacon from Instagram account Fashion Lift.

But act fast if you want to snatch a pair – the shoes are already selling out and have been snapped up in almost every size online, from size three to seven.

They're back! M&S restocked The Fran, its popular spring shoe designed by Fran Bacon of the Fashion Liff

They’re back! M&S restocked The Fran, its popular spring shoe designed by Fran Bacon of the Fashion Liff

The brand announced the Fran’s triumphant return on its Instagram page this morning.

The post read: ‘Sound the klaxon, our sell out Fran shoes from our “The Collective” shoe collection are back in stock.’

‘They sold out when they launched and by popular demand we have bought them back.’

A spokesperson for M&S told Mailonline that the shoes would also come back to ten selected stores across the UK too due to their popularity.

The £49.50 shoe (pictured) sold out in just three hours when it was first released back in February

The £49.50 shoe (pictured) sold out in just three hours when it was first released back in February

But online, some customers struck out while trying to get their hands on the Fran.

One wrote: ‘Added to bag, get to checkout to be told out of stock.’

‘I’m so disappointed that I’ve missed out again, when I went on ten minutes after you posted,’ regretted another.

The £49.50 feminine courts, released next month, are designed around a beautiful statement bow at the tow and boast a soft – and highly wearable – colour palette of nude and pink.

‘These court shoes will provide a feminine and stylish addition to your footwear collection,’ reads the M&S website.

The leather shoes (pictured) are adorned with a statement bow, in pink or nude, and a delicate ankle strap

The leather shoes (pictured) are adorned with a statement bow, in pink or nude, and a delicate ankle strap

The shoes are designed to be as comfortable as pretty, with their special sole built into the design.’ The Fran is part of The Footwear Collective, where social media stars design their own dream footwear for M&S.

The Instagram star styled hers with a pair of torn blue denim jeans and a sumptuously soft dusty rose velvet bag.

‘I love how feminine they feel,’ Fran said upon their initial release. ‘It was important that they represented my personality, and I think it has been captured so well.

Fans of the shoes tried to get their hands of a pair, but the item is already selling fast on the brand's website

Fans of the shoes tried to get their hands of a pair, but the item is already selling fast on the brand’s website

‘The neutral colours mean they can be worn with anything, dressed up or dressed down. I’ll be wearing ‘The Fran’ all summer,’ she added.

The high street stalwart unveiled its Footwear collective back in February.  They collaborated with seven stylish Instagrammers, who boast a combined following of more than 700,000 fans.

The women, all based in the UK, each designed their own shoe to reflect their personal style, whether it be a playful slide, statement heel or sporty sandal.

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9 to 5: Jewelry Designer Jennifer Paccione Angulo Shares Her Wardrobe Routine, Italian Hot Chilis Included

Image result for 9 to 5: Jewelry Designer Jennifer Paccione Angulo Shares Her Wardrobe Routine, Italian Hot Chilis IncludedJennifer Paccione Angulo has a good luck charm that she almost never goes without. Growing up in New York as part of an Italian-American family, and later moving to Venice and Milan with her husband, whom she met in Italy, cultural roots and traditions are hugely important to her. One of the most significant symbols of her heritage comes in the form of a small hot chili pepper. “The peperoncino is a popular ingredient in Napoli, Bari, Calabria, and Sicily, but it’s also regarded as something that is believed to bring good fortune and protect against negativity,” Paccione Angulo explains. “While I was living in Milan, I had the idea of creating a collection of jewelry called Mediterraneo, and I wanted the designs to reflect the meaning of the peperoncino in Italian culture.” She launched her label one year ago with the glass peperoncino earring, later expanding it to a full range of handmade glass earrings, barrettes, and bracelets, while also balancing work as the head of creative for brand marketing agency ByBabba.

Currently, Paccione Angulo lives in Greenwich Village and works between Spring Place in Tribeca and Ludlow House on the Lower East Side. “This area is where I go for a creativity boost,” the designer notes. “Generally speaking, I’m very inspired by active settings and people in general, so I try to always put myself in environments that provide this inspiration source and stimulation.” Paccione Angulo is quite active herself, given that she is constantly running around while juggling three different jobs. She favors flat shoes for long days spent on her feet and is never without an extra piece of jewelry from her southern Italy–inspired line, especially her beloved chili totem. Paccione Angulo successfully balances work and play, family life and creative pursuits. From New York to Napoli, for her, it’s la dolce vita indeed.

The Stylist and Designer Behind Jewelry Label Mediterraneo Studio on Her La Dolce VitaInspired Style
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“My work days are rarely the same. Some days I have a lot of desk time and others, I’m in lunch meetings or on set shooting all day. Because of this, I definitely dress each morning based on my day. I look at my calendar, I look at the weather, then I decide what to wear.”

The Stylist and Designer Behind Jewelry Label Mediterraneo Studio on Her La Dolce VitaInspired Style
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“My everyday outfits are rarely consistent as I continually re-work and re-style pieces in my wardrobe. I do routinely carry my vintage Fendi baguette bag and I always wear Mediterraneo earrings—I’m never without a peperoncino for good luck!”

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“As a New Yorker, I walk everywhere and almost never take transportation, unless I have to. With that being said, I definitely dress for comfort and with the expectation of walking the city in the shoes I choose each morning. I’m usually wearing a flat shoe, be it sneakers or oxfords or a sandal with a kitten heel. I’m rarely in heels.”

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“In my work bag you will always find a lipstick of some sort (I prefer Chanel, as it’s super-hydrating, even as it’s wearing off), Nuxe Rêve de Miel Honey lip balm, my wallet, keys, headphones, a mini notebook from Goods for the Study, and my Olympus Mju-II point-and-shoot film camera for spontaneous moments.”

The Stylist and Designer Behind Jewelry Label Mediterraneo Studio on Her La Dolce VitaInspired Style
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