Some people can pull off flip-flops just fine but the majority of dudes out there need to keep their man-feet undercover. Here are a few warm weather footwear options that will make you look more jet set and less neanderthal.
The Rubber Loafers: SWIMS makes these very cool rubber penny loafers that were designed with the seafaring man in mind, so getting them wet and wearing next to a pool or ocean is no problem.
The Espadrilles: Espadrilles are easy going and classic but look best when made with high quality materials. The cheap alternatives out there fall apart too easily.
The Slip-Ons: Common Projects have a minimail sensibility to them that's certainly reflected in these puppies. With a suede upper and rubber-sole, they're both luxurious and simple.
The Leisure Shoes: Riveras makes some of the most comfortable and easy-to-wear shoes on the planet. The mesh in this model will allow your feet to breathe in hot climate.
The Boat Shoes: The Sperry Topsider is king of the boat shoe, but there's nothing wrong with mixing it up a little with something that has more personality. Thom Browne's take on the classic has brogue detailing with bold red, off-white and navy shades.
The Tennis Shoes: Rock these without socks and wear them to death. They typically look better when not brand-spanking-new white.