From the decks to the runway, men's boat shoes have become a classic footwear option for dapper summer style. Initially born from a boater's needs to create functional shoes for mastering the decks with ease, lightweight boat shoes feature a non-slip sole making them practical everyday wear. The iconic lace fastenings and soft leathers make men's boat shoes the ideal footwear for finishing off a casual summer outfit of shorts and a t-shirt, yet their refined style can also give formal wear a fresh perspective. There are also synthetic styles of men's boat shoes available in a range of vibrant primary colours which could form the focal point of your holiday wardrobe.
Nautical styling has been a keen favourite of fashion designers since the 1980s, and continues to inspire both casual and formal contemporary trends, with men's boat shoes being a sartorial forerunner. Their uncomplicated design makes men's boat shoes a great footwear option for teaming with your current wardrobe pieces as well as an appealing choice for those who like to keep their style comfortable yet classic. To create a clean cut look for having a drink with friends we recommend a pair of navy boat shoes with white lacing - team with cut-offs and a cotton shirt with the sleeves rolled up to fashion a look that's the height of summer style. Maintain this style on cooler days by wearing your boat shoes with dark denim, a white t-shirt, tailored blazer and scarf for an effortless combination of comfort and style.