Helly Hansen Latitude 90 Canvas
A summer sneaker for sailors, this canvas low cut shoe has zig-zag stitching inspired by spray in the face and sheets to the wind. Helly Hansen was a sailing gear company first—and the nautically-inspired large hardware lace hole vents in this shoe’s upper keep your foot cool while potentially also giving you the urge to head out to sea. An EVA midsole pairs with a removable EVA footbed for cushy every step you take, even when you’ve shunned socks. And a grippy rubber faux-siped outsole means you won’t slip when you’re sidling up to the captain’s table for a G&T. Available now, $80, hellyhansen.com.
Timberland Earthkeepers Pembroke Low Fabric
Most of the shoes in Timberland’s Earthkeepers Collection are eco hippy crunchy collection—the collection uses renewable, organic and recycled materials and it meets Timberlands highest Green Index standards. Not this one. Timberland’s meshy Pembroke sneaker is more retro Adidas hipster styled. The EVA midsole and footbed are shock absorbing and the Vibram EcoStep outsole are grippy whether your tossing a disc, or making the move towards your third latte. With recycled PET laces. Available Fall 2013, $95, Timberland.com.
Patagonia C-Street Moc
Slip-ons are the jam post bike ride, post hike, post run and pre-beer. Patagonia’s new suede leather moc has a breathable mesh lining for moisture management, an ultralight EVA midsole for cush and comfort whether you’re strolling around town or tailgating. But it’s all about performance when you’re negotiating slippery surfaces with it’s extra grippy diamond-patterned rubber sole. Available now, $85, Patagonia.com