What Summer Footwear Says About You

A character study based on classic summer kicks.

(Illustration by Chris Philpot)
Summer Footwear

1. Flip-Flops
Who: Surfers, poseurs
Accessory: Bleached hair

2. Mandals
Who: Italians, self-described metrosexuals
Accessory: Vespa knockoff

3. Boat Shoes
Who: Sailors (yes, the Nantucket ferry counts)
Accessory: BlackBerry

4. River Sandals
Who: Kayakers, NOLS instructors
Accessory: Visors

5. Water Shoes
Who: Kids, baby boomers
Accessory: Inflatables

Filed To: Culture / Sandals
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