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By Kim Taylor

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The spotlight’s on these two casual shoe options for summer, one for boating or strolling or sitting in cafes, the other for boarding or fleeing from your throng of admirers and the relentless paparazzi.

Ahoy, Matey! Land’s End shoes are built to a higher standard than most shoes, and yet they remain affordable. Because they’re made to last, they’re a sage investment. The selection of boating shoes at Land End comprises colors both bright and restrained, and styles with or without extra flare and detailing. Even if you don’t have your own boat, you never know when you’ll end up tan and lithe on a yacht in St Bart’s with the Beckhams and Diddy, feeding a parrot — and when you do, you’ll want to be suitably shod. Visit to choose your style.

Shaun White, snow and skateboarder extraordinaire, has his own line of sneakers that boast big fat laces, thick and comfy outsoles, double-stitched construction, and colored suede uppers in black, suede and sky blue. These are comfortable enough to do just about anything in, so let your imagination run wild. Find them at Note that some inspired men buy them in each color.

Wherever you roam this summer, you’ll find comfort in these shoes.

Keep Silver Linings by Chu Shu New York in mind if you have a code red foot odor situation, gentlemen. Nothing can spoil a romantic beach or home moment than kicking off your shoes in a fit of passion and releasing an overbearing stench cloud. Silver Linings are small and ultra-thin, but mighty powerful. They contain Agion, an antimicrobial, silver-based technology that prevents bacterial odor in shoes worn without socks. And fingers crossed that you’re not wearing socks with those boating shoes. Buy Silver Linings at and

Originally published July 2011

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