Men’s style guide: 2018 summer shoes

During summer, it’s important for you to have a selection of light and comfortable shoes to choose from.

Finding the right shoes for warmer months can often be a tricky task. You’ll need to take into account the comfort of the shoe and whether your feet will be able to breathe without getting sweaty.

Anatomic & Co has created a list of 5 of the best men’s summer shoes for 2018, so that you’re ready for anything summer throws at you.

 

1.Viana Sky Light Blue

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Like all Anatomic’s boat shoes, the Viana is a fine example of a summer shoe where function-meets-form. The Sky Light Blue colour speaks of laid-back east coast style, and has been handcrafted to feel just as good on the inside as it looks on the outside. Comfortable, breathable sheepskin linings mean these men’s deck shoes can be worn with or without socks – a bonus for summer months.

Features:

  • Soft vintage leather uppers
  • Removable insoles
  • A Rubber sole that’s incredibly slip-resistant with maximum traction
  • Anatomic Gel Technology®

 

2. Lorenzo Napa Roman Cognac

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Loafers are a fashion staple that can add a touch of smart-casual style to your summer outfits. The Lorenzo men’s loafer leans more towards the formal side and is perfect for summer formal occasion. Easy to slide on and off, this slip on shoe is also great for the office.

Features: 

  • Smooth leather upper
  • Genuine leather sole
  • Lightweight & flexible
  • Anatomic Gel Technology®

 

3. Claro Hunter Navy

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Sliding on a pair of of Claro suede leather slip on shoes will make summer more enjoyable. These men’s shoes are handcrafted with a lightweight leather blend and fitted with a natural rubber sole to ensure both comfort and style. Perfect for long days, walks, getaways, and socializing all summer long.

Features:

  • Natural rubber gel sole
  • Removable PU insoles
  • Non-slip rubber tread
  • Lightweight & flexible
  • Anatomic Gel Technology®

 

4. Tucano Suede Truffle

Brogues are a highly versatile shoe, and the Tucano Suede Truffle is office-ready, suit-friendly, date-appropriate and always stylish. Not only is this shoe a pleasure to look at, but also comfortable thanks to unique Anatomic Gel Technology. With its distinctive stitching and contrasting England Rubber Gel sole combined with soft natural leathers and cushioned sheepskin lining, you’ll turn to these shoes for many occasions.

Features:

  • Genuine sheepskin lining
  • Natural rubber gel sole
  • Non-slip rubber tread
  • Anatomic Gel Technology®

5. Planalto Suede Truffle or Navy

 

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Trainers are more than likely going to become  your go-to shoes this summer. They are airy with plenty of room to breathe in and are ideal for many summer outings. If you’re after a smart-casual sneaker, the Planalto will boost your summer wardrobe with some classic charm. The hardest decision is choosing a colour…

Features: 

  • Suede leather upper
  • Removable insoles
  • Lightweight & flexible
  • Anatomic Gel Technology®

 

As any stylish gentleman will know, you should never compromise style for comfort when you can have both. All Anatomic’s shoes are handcrafted with a signature Anatomic Gel Technology® – which absorbs shock and adds comfort. This way your feet can enjoy ultimate comfort on the inside, whilst also looking glorious on the outside.

 

Shoe styling: The best dressed men at the Royal Wedding

With weddings popping up all over the year, the stylish gentleman will know that these occasions are the perfect time to dress-up and impress.

This past weekend, millions of viewers across the globe tuned in to experience Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding. If you were able to catch the big day, you would have noted some very stylish men walking up the red carpet.

Anatomic & Co takes a look at some of the best dressed attendees who brought their fashion game to Harry and Meghan’s big day, and what shoe styles can be adapted to the various outfits worn.

 

David Beckham

Shoe style: Steve Smooth Black

The former football star’s suit did not go unnoticed, having a special significance as it was the first official design seen publicly from new Dior Homme artistic director, Kim Jones. The charcoal grey super 130’s wool twill morning coat and pants combined perfectly with classic black lace-ups.

 

Idris Elba

Shoe style: Leme Smooth Black

Idris Elba opted for the classical three piece suit. The lower cut waistcoat revealed a knitted tie with a classic crisp white shirt.

 

Jonny Wilkinson

Shoe style: Tucano Cognac Brown

The 2003 Rugby World Cup winner and player of the year added a modern twist to his navy suit by partnering it with a pair of classic tan brogues and a monochrome dog tooth tie.

 

Nacho Figueras

Shoe style: Tavares Suede Navy

The polo player wasn’t shying away from the dress code, ticking all the boxes with his double breasted, tailored navy blazer. Partnered with a contrast collar blue shirt and dark navy tie, the look was completed with a pair of beautiful navy slip-ons.

 

George Clooney

Shoe style: Niteroi Full-Grain Black

George Clooney favoured a lighter shade for the Royal Wedding. He completed his Armani grey suit with a soft blue shirt and a matching tie and pocket square.

 

Alexi Lubomirski

Black Shoe style: Murilo Black  // Brushed Shoe style: Ben Touch Anil Brushed

And lets not forget Alexi Lubomirski, the photographer who captured the official Royal Wedding photos. The fashion photographer stood out from the crowed in his 3 piece suit.

 

The best escapes for Spring bank holiday

We are all looking forward to the long weekend for the spring bank holiday, which is fast approaching. To lift your spirits even higher, you may be planning a getaway with your partner, family or with the lads.

Whether you’re after a full spa break with your lover, an activity packed trip with the whole family or a lads weekend away, Anatomic & Co has some top picks for spring bank holiday getaways. And as always, we look at the ideal shoes to bring along with you.

 

Couples getaway:

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Sometimes there’s nothing better than escaping the city and heading for a country getaway. If you’re looking for ultimate relaxation you could always head to a spa in the Cotsworlds, such as the Calcot Manor. The Manor is decorated impeccably and the spa features a stunning heated outdoor pool, perfect for the temperamental British weather.

And what could make relaxation any better than a comfy pair of slip-on or boat shoes? The Viana boat shoe is a top pick, as it is both comfortable and breathable. They can also be worn with or without socks.

Couple getaways always consist of eating out, so it’s a good idea to take a pair of smarter shoes along with you, such as the uber-comfortable and stylish Senador smart-casual loafer. The shoe can easily be slipped on or off and can be partnered with an Oxford shirt and jeans – perfect for a dinner date for two.

 

Family holiday:

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If you and your family are searching for a spot of relaxation, and perhaps a place to enjoy some of the UK’s finest scenery, you may fancy a weekend in Wales. With the warm weather present, Snowdonia National Park, Rivercatcher and Lagom are all prime locations to enjoy the great outdoors.

If you don’t mind upping the tempo, you could always head for a three-day jaunt to Disneyland Paris. The trip will be in time to catch the park’s “Marvel Summer of Super Heroes”.

Either way, family trips often require a lot of moving around, so you’ll need to pack shoes that you can wear throughout the day. One shoe style that we would recommend this season is the stylish desert boot, such as the Furtado, which will provide you with all day comfort and is easy to combine with different attire.

 

Lads road trip:

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Barcelona is an epic destination for a lads trip, where you can enjoy plenty or drinks, sun, beaches, fun activities and, of course the legendary cuisine.

Before heading out to experience the incredible nightlife, you’ll want to kick things off with a meal. A shoe style that will help carry you from restaurant to bar is the Planalto smart-casual trainer – adding some classic-charm to your outfit. Minimal design makes this smart-casual sneaker versatile, as well as giving you a much-needed middle ground between smart and casual.

 

While most weekend getaway shoe styles tend to lean more on the casual side, you may be looking to pack a pair of smart shoes for more formal outings. This summer, we recommend the Formosa Smooth Pinhao – a men’s lace-up shoe that combines comfort with a more refined, classic look.

Trainer trends for summer 2018

Trainers have always been a big deal, but now, the shoe that was once worn purely for sporting activities has come a long way. At the current time, trainers are not just a weekend go-to, but rather a shoe that can be dressed up or down. Trainers have worked their way into the ‘smart wear’ category – ruling runways and streets across the world.

Whether you’re looking to find trainers for casual outings or ones that can work with dress attire, you can guarantee that the latest trainer trends will transcend both ends of the spectrum.

So lets take a look at some trainer trends for summer 2018…

 

 Casual sports trainers

The trend of sports trainers will be around forever. So investing in a casual pair will be as popular in 2018, as they have been in the past.

Let’s take the Vai Nubuck for example. The range embraces a sleek, sporty design, coupled with top quality materials. Not only does this leather trainer offer comfort on an unparalleled scale, but they also look really stylish with rolled-up jeans or shorts.

While many brands offer their own versions of this shoe style, investing in quality pair like the Vai Nubuck Silver won’t go unnoticed as it blends knitted leather with classic design features.

 

Fashion Trainers

Cool trainers are no longer for teenagers – they are for everyone. Trainers have been dominant on the catwalks as of late, with fashion houses embracing the trainer category. The shoe style has evolved into a suitable choice for most occasions, making it a given for trainers to infiltrate the fashion industry.

Some of the sleekest men’s trainers on the market in summer 2018 include High Tops, such as the Santista. The beauty of luxury trainers like the Santista is that you’re guaranteed quality for your money.

 

Colour Trainers

The surge in the popularity of coloured trainers looks to be boosted this summer. While fresh white and black trainers are still the most favoured, we cannot ignore that there has been a rise in how many well-dressed gentleman are opting to wear colour trainers. We’re certain that this will become a rising trend in 2018.

The Planalto Navy men’s trainer is just one example of a shoe embracing colour. The smart-casual lightweight leather trainers will help you put your best foot forward for many occasions.

 

On that note…

Trainers have existed for over 100 years now, and they won’t be going away anytime soon. Summer 2018 is yours, so be bold when choosing your new shoe styles. That being said, sometimes, clean designs and plain colours are just what you need for your trainer wardrobe.

Shoes say a lot about who you are. More than you think.

 

 

 

4 shoe styles to include in your summer wardrobe

With the warm seasons well underway, the stylish gentleman will be eager to learn more about how to dress for summer 2018. This is the season where you’ll be needing shoes that look and feel cool.

Picking your summer shoes isn’t a hard task, as long as you know which styles you are after.

Anatomic & Co has provided a style guide focusing on the best summer shoes to wear this year, as well as how to style them with the rest of your summer wardrobe.

 

Leather Trainers

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If you’re looking to strike the perfect balance between casual and classy, leather trainers could be just what you need.

Trainers are airy with plenty of room to breathe in and are ideal for many summer occasions.

You can wear your leather trainers with both short trousers or jeans, and don’t be afraid to partner them with smarter attire – mixing smart with casual is the latest trend.

 

Boat shoes

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If there’s any shoe that says “summer,” its the boat shoe. This shoe style features a rubber sole giving you a preppy look and can be worn without socks.

Choices of colours are abound, and you can enjoy deciding whether to go for a brighter option or a more sophisticated shade.

Anatomic & Co’s range of boat shoes have removable insoles and extra padding making them a pleasure to slide on for an all day affair.

 

Slip on shoes & Loafers

You simply can’t go wrong with this versatile footwear. Whether you’re having friends around for a barbecue or attending an important client meeting at work, these shoes can be styled to suit all occasions.

While loafers feature a practical moccasin slip-on design, they have a small heel, which makes them slightly elevated. They are also available in a wide range of textiles, such as leather and suede.

Loafers can be worn with chinos and a slim blazer for smarter outings, but make sure that the break of your trousers are above your loafers so that the whole shoe is visible.

If you’re looking to show off your calves this summer, loafers work great with shorts too.

 

Brogues

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Just because it’s summer, doesn’t mean that good style and taste should be forgotten. While the brogue is a more formal shoe on this list, they make perfect summer dress shoes.

With the ability to work with many outfits, investing in a pair of brogues this summer is a given.

While black and brown brogues are often a safer option, other colours such as a navy are prime choice for summer. A fine option is the Tucano Vintage Navy brogue that features distinctive stitching and a contrasting England Rubber Gel sole.

 

You can never go wrong by including a pair of each of these shoes in your summer wardrobe. Now that you know what shoe styles to look for, go fourth and find the styles that suit you best.