5 shoes to wear with shorts this summer


1) Novesta Star Master - Anytime, ANYWHERE - ££

Colours - black, white, beige, slate grey, olive, navy, green camo, light blue, pink. 

Cost - £49 (Lows) - £55 (highs).

Styling - Causal to smart casual:

Shorts: Swimming shorts/ running shorts/ flat front shorts / chino shorts.

Short length: Knee - above the knee. 

Unisex sizing: Yes

sST tip: Perfect for everyday wear, however remember that Novestas come up 1/2 - 1 size bigger than conventional shoe sizing so make sure you try them on first! 




2) Adidas Originals Continental 80 - Comfortable, sporty, iced out in white - ££


Colours - Off white/Red, White/Red, Black/Red, Grey/yellow.

Cost - £75.

Styling - Casual: 

Shorts: Cargo/ flat front/ chino/ swimming shorts/ running shorts.

Short Length - Top of the calves - above the knee.

Unisex sizing: Yes

sST Tip: Use the contrast two toned stripe on the sides to colour match your outfit. It doesn't have to be hard, just sling a red or navy t shirt on with some beige shorts and have some fun with it. 




3) Birkenstock Arizona/EVA - For those who enjoy an escape from the usual foot prisons - Arizona (££) / EVA (£)


Colours - Arizona: Black, anthracite, white, blue suede, pink suede, natural suede. 

                     EVA: Black, white, olive, navy, light blue, yellow, orange, grey. 

Cost - Arizona - £75.

                EVA  - £25.

Styling - Casual - smart casual:

Shorts - Cargo Shorts/ flat front/ chino shorts/ swimming shorts. 

Short length - Top of the calves - above the knee.

Unisex sizing: Yes

sST Tip: Try wearing these with a patterned or plain coloured sock to add a twist to your usual outfit. 




4) Paraboot x Arpenteur Malo: Looking Sharp on that yacht party - £££


Colours - Navy, dark Brown, tan. 

Cost - £249.

Styling - Preppy/ Smart casual:

Shorts - Tapered chino/ wide fit pleated shorts/ flat front/ Bermuda.

Short length - Above the knee. 

Unisex sizing: No

sST tip: Usually we would always recommend sticking to using an invisible sock to save both your feet and your shoes. However If you are going all out for a special event, why not try a long calf length sock with these with a double pleated short, short or long sleeve oxford shirt, leather belt and shades and channel your inner boujee Bermudan Businessman. 




5) Vans plain Slip-on - COMFORT NEVER LOOKED THIS GOOD - ££


Colours - Black, Navy, light blue, Sage Green, Checkerboard (white/black + various combinations).

Cost - Around £50 - £55.

Styling - Casual:

Shorts - Cargo/ board shorts/ swimming shorts/ Chino/ Flat front.

Short length - Between the top of your calves - above the knee.

Unisex sizing: Yes

sST tip: If you want a more durable shoe for skating or just general wear try the Vans slip Ahaheim DX. This model, based on the shoes produced in the first Vans factory in Ahaheim, California not only has increased ultra-cush sock liners but also a 10oz drill canvas upper to see you through the summers of falls, spills and festivals. 








Prices stated for full price shoes and accurate as of 2018


Dan Phillips