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There’s a whole class of footwear designed to be worn sockless on hot summers, and while the boat shoe was certainly the favorite of 2009, we’ve got high hopes for moccasins this time around. This pair of Quoddys is a pretty good explanation of why. It’s pretty chunky as far as summer shoes go, but the raw leather and oversized hardware give it a Hiawatha vibe that’s hard to resist—even if you don’t have a forest nearby. Better yet, the inner sole will conform to your foot as you break it in, so you’ll have an extra incentive to leave your socks at home.

—R.B.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Russell Brandom