Hamish MacBain on the extreme difficulties of finding a satisfactory solution to the male footwear-for-heat problem
Annoyingly sporadic showers aside, summer is currently as here as it has ever been, bringing with it all the beer gardens, suncream requirements and holiday envy any man could wish for. The trade-off for all this joy is the highly unappealing daily prospect of a too-hot office and – more importantly – the difficulties of dressing for such conditions.
Feet are a big issue. The biggest.
Men barely even notice their feet in the winter, but in the summer months they become sweat-laden lead weights of which you are more constantly aware of than any other part of your body. And try as we, you and everyone might, also impossible to dress both comfortably and correctly.
So please agree with the following guide to why nothing – not any style – works, and pray for winter.
(Images: Ben Lamb)