If you are, or know, the type of guy who lives in flip flops all summer, it may be time to add a pair of trendy canvas shoes to the repertoire. Few things instantly make over a man's wardrobe like shoes; canvas sneakers for men come in a wide range of styles and colors, varying from fashion athletic to casual and retro.
If a sturdy lace-up style shoe is in order, many styles strike an impressive balance of function and fashion. Converse is iconic and perhaps the first brand that comes to mind for canvas sneakers. The Chuck Taylor All Star is the most popular version with its low profile, retro styling, and multitude of colors. Vans are another cult classic; the Authentic features classic tennis shoe styling with a thick rubber sole. The Old Skool Core Classic features longer lacing and the Vans logo on the side for a throwback look. Other old favorites enjoying a return in the limelight include PF Flyers and Tretorns. Some brands mix old and new, like Creative Recreation's Cesario Lo, which offers classic canvas styling with a Velcro strap for a modern twist.
Many of the above brands offer slip-on versions of their bestsellers for easy on and off as well as effortless trendsetting. The Converse All Star Slip is a perennial favorite for men's shoes, and the lace-less construction is a perfect fit for summer days. Van's Classic Slip On is one of the original styles, a deck shoe reminiscent of '80s styling and offering a plethora of colors and styles. Included is the black and white checkerboard color way that many grew up with. Sperry Top-Sider's Striper Slip On is another bestseller with its canvas boat shoe silhouette and distressed colors for vintage appeal. The Tretorn Skymra is a lace-less shoe with an elastic crisscross band across the tongue for a modern edge.