The Best Breathable Men’s Shoes to Beat the Heat With Happy Feet

The perfect alternative to mandals!

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Your go-to leather shoes and sneakers can feel like mini Easy-Bake Ovens when the temperatures start to rise. Not every guy wants to run around in flip-flops, especially when you’re dealing with hot pavement instead of warm sand, so you might be wondering what’s a guy to do to avoid sweaty, hot feet? Tons of footwear brands are responding to the call of your barking dogs with breathable shoes! With some good ventilation and perforated details, we found the best breathable shoes to rock this spring and summer.

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Soludos x Lucy Mail Car & Motorcycle Espadrilles

If you haven’t worn a pair of men’s espadrilles before, you’re seriously missing out! Made of breathable canvas fabric that won’t make your feet sweat, Soludos makes some stylish espadrilles for a great footwear option to rock from the beach to the bar. While the brand has several embroidered-detail options to showcase on your breathable shoes, we’re ready to cruise down any boardwalk in this pair that’s inspired by ‘50s car culture. 

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SWIMS Breeze Lace Loafers

Stay cool this spring and summer in a breeze with SWIMS. Boat shoes are usually a great for summer fun, thanks to their drainage holes, but SWIMS takes it to stylish and breathable new heights with a padded mesh fabric that creates ventilation all over the loafers. Plus, the gray, white, and orange color combo feels fresh AF, without overwhelming your basic look of a T-shirt and shorts.

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Cole Haan
Cole Haan ZeroGrand Stitchlite Wingtip Shoes

Cole Haan keeps the wingtip shoe casual and breathable for warm-weather months with a light knit fabric. With a seriously comfy sole thanks to Grand OS technology, this wingtip shoe flexes with your foot to give you the killer support you need, while staying lightweight and comfortable. Look good, feel good!

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APL TechLoom Phantom 3D Mesh Sneakers

Active guys will lose all chill for this breathable sneaker that’ll keep you moving comfortably during the warm-weather season. 

While some athletic sneakers today resemble futuristic outer-space footwear, APL's mesh upper sneakers (with the special technology of a sole that has amazing bounce-back energy) have the feel of the best running shoe, with a look that's minimalist and chic enough to wear just about everywhere. Paint the town (or country) red with this lightweight sneaker that’ll keep your feet breathing easy.

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Toms Alpargata Perforated Slip-On

Hole-y smoke! Breathable stylish shoes that benefit a great cause? Yes, please! These gray perforated Toms slip-on shoes with arch-supporting insoles are perfect to wear all season long with just about anything in your closet. If you’re not familiar with the brand, Toms donates a pair of shoes to kids in need for every shoe they sell. For less than $70, it’s a win-win!

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adidas Terrez ClimaCool Boat Parley Shoes



Sail through spring with style in these boat shoes with a streetwear look. They have a serious traction outsole with stellar grip, the right perforated soles for drainage, and a cool-looking (and feeling) Climacool upper that makes for great breathable footwear. Plus, part of the fabric used features Parley ocean plastic, made from recycled coastal waste before it’s hit the ocean.

Do good for the environment, feel good all season long, and look fashionable AF. It’s a no-brainer!

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Malibu Sandals
Malibu Sandals Navy Latigo Sneakers

This textured sneaker adds major style to any guy’s outfit, without looking over-the-top! Malibu Sandals' woven nylon and faux-leather sneakers are totally breathable, yet don’t require you to worry about showing off your non-manicured toes. Simple, stylish, and comfy, too!

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adidas Tubular Doom Sock Primeknit Shoes



We’re loving these for their Yeezy look without the high price-tag. Your feet will feel cool and look cool in a stylish neutral color with a ventilated Primeknit upper to avoid sweaty feet during warmer months. The Tubular Doom Sock Primeknit sneakers were inspired by car tires with a futuristic design that reminds us of Kanye’s cool collaboration, but you don’t have to pay a fortune on eBay or be part of the Kardashian clan to score these bad boys.

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