10 Baller Boat Shoes to Wear This Summer

Ditch the flip-flops for these new nautical classics.

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Existing somewhere between a slide sandal and a loafer, the boat shoe has long been a favorite summer slip-on.

Designed to flatter nautical stripes and chinos of any color, boat shoes make you look like you’ve just stepped off a yacht…even if your miles away from the nearest body of water.

Here, 10 of our favorite boat shoes, in materials from suede to canvas and colors from tan to bright red.

Sperry for J.Crew Authentic Original 2-Eye Boat Shoes in Leather

J.Crew outfitted Sperry’s original boat shoe in sturdy working laces and its trademark cotton chambray lining.


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Vans Chauffeur SF

Vans mixed materials, sturdy canvas with leather uppers, for its take on the boat shoe and even built in the brand’s classic rubber waffle outsole.


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TOMS Oceana Washed Canvas Embroidered Whale Men’s Culver Boat Shoes

TOMS has a more whimsical option in navy washed canvas with embroidered whales.


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Converse Chuck Taylor Deck Star 67 Low Top Men’s Slip

Converse makes a retro-inspired and understated slip-on, for those who aren’t quite feeling the classic boat shoe look.


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Polo Ralph Lauren Merton Leather Boat Shoe

Polo has a boat shoe built to last, crafted in a handsome heavyweight leather that will age beautifully with wear.


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L.L. Bean Men’s Casco Bay Boat Mocs

These durable slip-ons from L.L. bean are made for deck life, whether you’re fishing or boating, but also look great for casual wear. 


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Sperry Men’s Authentic Original Washed Boat Shoe

Beyond its classic brown leather model, Sperry also has a livelier fabric option with summer stripes. 


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Sebago Dockside Ariaprene

Sebago pops off with a bright red pair in breathable and water-whisking Ariaprene material, which is a synthetic rubber-foam hybrid. 


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Tommy Hilfiger Suede Deck Shoe

This red, white and navy suede option from Tommy Hilfiger is classic Americana.


Quoddy Boat Moc II

Quoddy allows customers of their high-priced leather boat shoes to customize the colors of uppers, soles and laces. 


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Which pair is your favorite?