Posted: May 30, 2012 at 6:00 am by Ben Zakrzewski
Kevin is ShoeMall’s men’s merchandiser.
If you enjoy shopping for running shoes, casual shoes, dress shoes and more, Kevin is the guy to follow. He is plugged in with the latest styles in the men’s footwear world.
So far the summer has gotten off to a great start.
Memorial Day has come and gone, but there is plenty of time left to get out and enjoy the summer weather. Whether you’re hitting the hiking trail or spending time on the beach, there is a shoe style perfect for the event.
Check out these 8 favorite picks from Kevin and get ready to take on the Summer of 2012.
Kevin’s Picks for Summer 2012
Be sure to add your favorites to the list in the comments.
Salomon XT Wings S-Lab Softground
When I decide to get off the roads to do some trail runs this would be the shoe I would choose. I really like the trail specific features of this shoe that would help my feet and ankles on the variable terrain. Plus this shoe just looks sweet! Great vibrant colors!
Shop: Salomon Softground
I like how these are universal and can be worn casually around town or on the beach and you don’t have to worry about them getting wet with the synthetic leather. I also like how they have better arch support than many other flip flops so my feet won’t get sore if I walk around all day in them!
Shop: Reef Fanning
This slipper simply looks comfortable! I like how it would wrap my foot in wool fleece comfort and I could still go outside in it due to the rubber sole. This would be perfect for me in the winter to go out and get the mail and/or take the dog outside.
Shop: Acorn Yukon
I like these because they are basic. This canvas basic would be comfortable to wear in the summer and I could wear them with shorts or jeans.
Shop: Born Benji
Johnston & Murphy Shuler
I like the tumbled leather look and upper stitching details of this dress shoe. This would be a great looking professional shoe to wear to the office!
Shop: Johnston & Murphy Shuler
This would be the hiking boot that I would wear when I go outdoors to hike and/or fish. I like how this shoe is completely waterproof so my feet will not get wet, yet it is still breathable.
Shop: Teva Raith
These have the support I would need to keep my feet feeling good mile after mile. I also like that they have a wide mesh on the upper to let my feet breath and not get too hot!
Shop: Mizuno Inspire
Wigwam Ironman Flash
The premium materials of this sock to help prevent blisters is really what attracted me to this sock. I also like the heel tab so that the sock won’t slip down into my shoe while running. Added bonus is that the sock has cool colors!
Shop: Wigwam Ironman Flash