Salvatore Ferragamo

Best Mens Sandals, August 2012

Rainbow Sandals has hundreds of colors, strap designs, and foam thicknesses for the beachcomber, but none suitable for inland rambles. Light Blue stocks more than 5,000 flip-flops but few leather styles for the guy who trades his board shorts for slacks once the sun goes down. At Clarks Shoes, 40 varieties of thongs, slides, and sport footwear, many crafted from leather and nubuck, are priced from $50 to $150. Yet there’s nary a whiff of hip within miles of your well-ventilated toes. Italian shoe company Salvatore Ferragamo is strides ahead with the most styles, from espadrilles ($280) to its signature stamped-leather slides ($300). Many of which can glide from seaside barbecues to white-linen-suit affairs—and are now available at end-of-season sales. We think that’s mantastic. » 357 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills.