Summer Footwear
(Illustration by Chris Philpot)

What Summer Footwear Says About You

A character study based on classic summer kicks.

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

From Outside Magazine, April/May 2021
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Lead Photo: Illustration by Chris Philpot
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