For guys in search of the perfect pair of stylish but comfortable shoes for a villa holiday in Thailand, there are plenty of options offered by some of the world’s best footwear brands.
When you’re on holiday in Thailand, enjoying the balmy tropical temperatures during a morning and evening stroll around Koh Samui or Phuket, you need the right pair of shoes to carry you through.
Whether you’re heading out to the local patisserie for your morning coffee and cake, or browsing the food and souvenir stalls at the weekly walking street market, you’ll want a pair of shoes that you can feel comfortable in while looking stylish at the same time.
Likewise, you’ll want to pack a slip-on footwear solution for padding round your private villa, too.
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The Nautical Look
If you’re chartering a private yacht to cruise to azure seas of the Phang Nga Bay, to the north of Phuket, it’s important to look the part. It’s all in the detail when it comes to nailing the nautical look, and as such, picking the right pair of shoes is vital. That’s why we’ve selected these classic navy blue suede espadrilles by Ermenegildo Zegna. Made in Italy, these stylish shoes ooze classic Italian style and offer the perfect Mediterranean-chic look to bring to your yacht trip in Thailand.
Keep it Casual
If you’re on the lookout for footwear that you can pop on and off for short strolls around the shops, perhaps exploring the retail delights of Koh Samui’s Central Festival mall, you want to wear a pair shoes that’s both stylish and comfortable. Thanks to their exposed hand stitching, striking stamped monogram and eye-catching rubber pebble sole, the suede driving shoes from Tod’s are a popular choice. The best part is that this design comes in an array of vivid colours, so you are free to pick one that suits your wardrobe perfectly. The bright hues also give you the chance to make a real fashion statement.
In many of Thailand’s private villas, luxurious glazed pavilions lead out onto sublime pool terraces and areas of grass, with the line between indoor and outdoor living considerably blurred. In fact, in many of the Kingdom’s most lavish properties, accommodation can be spread across several different pavilion-style buildings. That’s why it’s so important to have a pair of slip-on shoes to pad around the pool or back to the kitchen when you fancy a chilled drink. Gucci’s casual web slide sandals are perfect for this, which is why they’ve earned a place on this list.
A Sturdy Choice
If you’re a trainers (or sneakers) man, who prefers the feel of a sturdier piece of footwear – especially for longer walks – then Nike’s Tanjun trainers could be just the solution for you. Designed according to the Japanese principles of simplicity, these chic trainers are perfect for a multitude of activities – from a stroll around the local fresh produce markets with your family, to longer exploration journeys such as jungle waterfall hikes. The breathable textile upper part of the shoe ensures they’re lightweight and comfortable, and the foam outer sole offers cushioning to keep your feet happy all day long.
Best of Both Worlds
For visitors heading down to the local beach club to enjoy a long, lazy Sunday brunch buffet, a smart pair of structured sandals is a must. The original leather sandals from Solillas tick all the style boxes, offering smooth gentlemen a stylish summer classic that they’ll be bringing back on holiday for years to come. Crafted from durable nubuck leather in a timeless Menorcan shape, these sandals have the bonus of being an effortless, slip-on style. But, they also have an ankle strap to secure your foot, too – the best of both worlds.