Summer Footwear Guide – Best Work Shoes for Men

August 06, 2022

Summer Footwear Guide – Best Work Shoes for Men

Long sunny days and warm weather call for an absolute footwear makeover. Regardless of whether you go for shorts – the easy-breezy summer pick – or sport stylish cuffed chinos, whether you need to hit the beach or shuffle from one meeting to another, your summer footwear plays an extremely important role when it comes to your overall dressing game. 

But, to each his own! Men living in hot climates would easily understand the importance of footwear built for warm weather; on the other hand, men living around the western coast might consider them unimportant. If you belong to the category that enjoys well-ventilated feet, along with a touch of spice and suave, this is the right platform for you.

Here are some amazing, breathable, and beat-the-heat footwear ideas you must consider including in your summer wardrobe.

Best in class summer work shoes for men

How and where does a man begin to overhaul his summer footwear arsenal? Well, with the help of our fashion enthusiastic team of course! 

We put our heads into conducting a lot of market research and brainstorming and narrowed down a bunch of summer work shoes for men. Check them out here:

  • Loafers
  • Loafers are evergreen, timeless, and purely stylish slip-on loafers. To put it simply, they are the safest bet when you’re picking out shoes for work. Leather or suede loafers will perfectly incorporate with a nice pair of jeans or even chinos, along with some cool, Lenin shirts or polo T-shirts. This combination is a classic, it won’t make you look overdressed yet will keep you on the top of your game. 

    Colors to go for: 

    Brown, Russet, Dusk (also check out Lethato’s Loafer collection for more color options)

    How to wear: 

    Loafers look best with both preppy and simple looks. They go great with pale or powder blue/pink shirts on solid-colored chinos (like tan, blacks, or browns).

    Key features:

    •  All season appropriate
    • High on fashion meters
    • Comfortable all day long
    • Full marks for class

  • Desert boots
  • Ankle boots, or as they’re infamously called "desert" boots, were specifically designed to be worn in or around barren lands like deserts; so we can literally say that these boots were made for the warm weather and thus are the best men's dress boots. They are practical, smart, breathable, and very light in weight, meaning you can walk in them throughout the day without hurting your feet.

    Colors to go for: 

    Browns, Tan, and Navy blue 

    How to wear: 

    These boots look great with chinos or structured dark-colored denim. Because of their military history, they make a very smart silhouette when worn with check shirts or something like chambray.

    Key features: 

    • Specially built for summers
    • Light in weight
    • Easy to style
    • Suave and smart look
  • Derbies
  • Derbies are the go-to work shoes for men for those important days when all you want to do is feel and be more confident than ever. These babies are not only among the most appealing men’s shoes but also, they’re hassle-free no-nonsense stylish shoes. They make for an extremely rich and smart addition to your summer footwear collection since they go super well with any kind of attire and make you look like the most stylish man in the room.

    Colors to go for: 

    Browns and Black (also check out Lethato’s Derby collection for more color options)

    How to wear: 

    Pair them with suits, structured pants, leather jackets, or even blazers for a more chilled-out semi-formal look.

    Key features: 

    • Hassle-free boots (no cuffs or strings)
    • Unique design
    • Trendy and gothic
    • No-nonsense comfortable boots
  • Bluchers
  • Somewhat an extension of Derbies but uniquely cool in their own way, Bluchers rank high among classy and comfortable shoes for men. They’re not only cool to look at but are super easy on the feet and scream comfort.

    Colors to go for: 

    Check out Lethato’s Blucher collection to find the best color options available.

    How to wear: 

    Pair them with light-colored crew/collar neck shirts along with denim overalls or you can also add a blazer of your choice for that semi-formal look.

    Key features: 

    • Unique design
    • Impressive variety in terms of colors 
    • Classy and comfortable
    • In- trend 
  • Oxfords
  • Oxfords are good old trusty shoes that every man must have owned at least once in his life. It goes without saying that leather and oxfords have a long-time affair, and their history goes way back in time. Every time someone mentions oxfords, they have to mention leather oxford shoes. 

    Now if someone tells you that oxfords are not the best work shoes, hit them with facts because oxfords look extremely ravishing with jeans, straight pants, chinos, and absolutely everything. They are a great pair of formal work shoes when worn correctly. All you need to do is pay close attention in terms of what color and fabric you’re wearing with them.

    Colors to choose from: 

    Tan, Black, and Brown (find more color options in Lethato’s Oxford collection)

    How to wear: 

    If you’re going for tan oxfords, go with dark blue jeans and a white shirt, but if you’re going for brown footwear, opt for darker color jeans (charcoal or black) along with a light-colored button-up shirt and a blazer.

    Key features: 

    • All-time favorite
    • Stylish and ravishing
    • Go-to formal work shoes

    Summer work shoes for men – Care guide 101!

  • Boots hate dust
  • It’s never a good choice to repeat your dress shoes for men on a regular basis unless they’re cleaned and kept safely. Continuous or excessive exposure to dust could hamper their original color and make them look dull and brittle. In order to keep your shoes nice and shiny, make sure to clean and polish them on a day-to-day basis and store it somewhere safe.

  • No plastic storages
  • Shoe soles need proper ventilation and oxygen supply to make them last longer. Therefore, it isn’t advised to store them in plastic or even cardboard boxes as they might cause a resistance between air circulation and soles. The best way is to use breathable fabric bags like satin or cotton to keep those beauties healthy and long-lasting. 

  • Use shiner and polish
  • Just like shoe soles, the outer part of the shoe also needs a healthy regimen to keep its skin shining and glossy. Make it a point to pamper your luxury boots on a regular basis to make them look shiny for longer and maintain their texture. 

    In Conclusion

    Regardless of whether you work in a nine-to-five job, as an entrepreneur, or as the master of your own financial health, you must invest in some really good quality formal shoes. Being the smart, intelligent, career-oriented gentlemen you are, you need to understand the importance of clean, structured, and well-maintained footwear. Especially when it comes to formal footwear, you can make uncountable uses out of those. 

    A good pair of formal dress shoes add a lot of personality to your entire outfit and makes you feel confident in your own skin. So be wise and pick the best work shoes for men this season. Hope our suggestions for the best summer work shoes for men given above will help you in making the best purchase decision. Happy shopping!

    Leave a comment

    Comments will be approved before showing up.


     All our shoes are designed to match standard UK & US dress shoe sizes. However, to ensure the perfect fit, please go through below size chart:




    Approx. Foot length in cms

    Approx. Foot length in Inches

    5 6 39 23.3 -23.9 9 2/8.6- 9 4/8
    6 7 40 24.2 -24.8 9 5/8 -9 7/8




    25.0 - 25.5

    9 7/8 – 10 1/8




    25.8 - 26.3

    10 1/8 – 10 3/8




    26.5 - 27.0

    10 3/8 – 10 5/8




    27.3 – 27.8

    10 6/8 – 11




    28.0 – 28.5

    11 – 11 2/8




    28.7 – 29.2

    11 2/8 – 11 4/8




    29.5 – 30.0

    11 5/8 – 11 7/8




    30.2 – 30.8

    11 7/8 – 12 1/8

     For a correct shoe size, please take the time to measure your foot. 

    Liquid error (layout/theme line 269): Could not find asset snippets/rw-js.liquid