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We don’t anticipate doing much sailing this summer. As for wearing deck shoes…that’s another matter entirely.

We are the Market turned us on to this line of deck shoes from Journal Standard. They also come in gray, burgundy, and royal blue, giving them a decidedly New England-y range of colors. (We’d pair them with some Nantucket Reds, but that’s just a matter of taste.)

These shoes are well-timed because they offer a perfect example of a good summer shoe. Best worn sockless (or with discreet half-socks), the ideal summer shoe is just a step up from a sandal. And, as the deck shoes suggest, you shouldn’t mind getting it a little wet.

Of course, whether it’s fresh water or salt water is entirely up to you.

—R.B.

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  • Russell Brandom