A selection of stylish, practical shoes is an essential section in the suitcase for gentlemen planning a villa holiday in Thailand.
While it may be ladies that are more well-known for amassing colossal selections of shoes to take on holiday, it’s also important for guys to have plenty of choices when it comes to leisure footwear.
On a holiday in Thailand, in particular, there are so many activities and excursions you might choose to enjoy, it pays to have the right pair of trainers, slip-ons or sandals for the occasion.
Having already shared ideas for female vacation footwear in a previous blog, it seems only far to offer some inspiration for the gentlemen too.
Read on for a walk on the guy’s side.
Keep it Comfortable
First and foremost, every guy needs a pair of comfortable slip-on sandals for padding around his private villa and strolling around the pool terrace and gardens. For this purpose, the sleek and simple Kurt Geiger Yakima flip-flops are an ideal choice. Available with either a red or blue strap, the minimal design of these outdoor slippers makes them ideal stylish but casual footwear. In addition to the sophisticated style, the contoured sole of the shoes also makes them extra comfortable – you won’t even know you’re wearing them.
A pair of dressier sandals or flip flops is also essential for trips out and about in Thailand, whether that means down to the local beach club or into town for brunch. For gentlemen that enjoy a fashion splurge, Gucci flip-flops are a must. Top quality leather and expert Italian craftsmanship means these sandals ooze wow factor, and the silver emblem on the top of the strap adds a final style flourish.
Thailand is a fantastic destination to try out a few adventurous outdoor pursuits, whether that’s a hike to a jungle waterfall or an afternoon of quad biking. The multi-sport Moab Gore-Tex trainers from Merrell are designed specifically to keep your feet fresh and cool in warm climates whilst supporting your feet in tricky terrains. Waterproof, breathable and lightweight, they are simply a breath of fresh air when it comes to active footwear. The cushioned heels also mean your feet will remain comfortable and protected throughout the day.
For a trip to the local coffee shop or patisserie, Kurt Geiger’s striped Lara espadrilles definitely fit the bill. The upper fabric half of the shoe features a stripe print, bringing a nautical appeal, while the classic twisted-rope soles complete the look for these warm weather favourites. Espadrilles also offer fantastic versatility, and can be paired with either trousers or shorts to keep you looking sharp.
Come evening, every guy needs a stylish pair of shoes that are suitable for an evening of cocktails and fine dining, without going over-the-top dressy. Marlin boat shoes from Tod’s offer a chic showcase of the label’s fine Italian craftsmanship. Made from premium suede, they also bring that additional elegance you need to top off a perfect island-inspired ensemble. Added touches like apron toe detailing, tonal front tie and the designer’s signature stamp add to the style appeal.