Shoes

It wouldn’t be Road Trip Week if we didn’t talk about the most important part of your road-worthy wardrobe: the driving shoe.

They come in many forms—some are more loafer-like, some are more moccasin-y—but they’re all united by two things: a buttery-soft leather construction and gummy rubber bottom (marked by a telltale matrix of nubs embedded in a double-thick leather sole).

They’re especially handy on a breezy weekend jaunt, because they’re handsome enough to wear to cocktail hour yet soft enough to loaf around indoors, once you’ve woken up the next morning at your destination. Meaning they’re the only pair of shoes you’ll need to pack if you’re not planning on anything too formal or a round of golf.

Naturally, we’ve rounded up your six best options on the market right now.

Tod’sThe Tried-and-True Classics: Tod’s Gommino

Jimmy ChooThe #Menswears: Jimmy Choo Gordon

Car ShoeThe Spring Greens: Car Shoe Suede

SwimsThe Waterproofs: Swims Lace Loafer

Cole HaanThe Secret Sneakers: Cole Haan Air Grant Driving Moccasin

MinnetonkaThe Steals: Minnetonka Cowhide Driving Moc

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