Yet, in order to manage those longer amounts of time outdoors in this near-summer heat, you’re going to need the right footwear. So what’s the right footwear for this transitional time of year? Well, we happen to believe any item from the Vans Surf (SF) line is going to be pretty much close to perfect. In fact, we have yet to meet a shoe style in the Vans Surf line that we haven’t fallen in love with.

The Vans Surf line includes plenty of men’s styles for under the sun, from slip-ons to lace-ups, to mid-tops, to flip flops. The comfortable and washable insoles mean that from sun up to sundown, you don’t have to wear socks. All items in the Vans Surf line are made with ultra-flexible, 100% waste-free rubber outsoles and water-based inks and glues.

Vans Surf Line Looks for Ladies

Ladies, you’ve got plenty of options when it comes to summer footwear fashion, all in one brand! Chose from the Vans Comina, Palisade, Solana or Tazie Styles. Each of these styles have subtle differences. Take a look:

Vans Cominas are classic, relaxed slip-on loafers that are lightweight and have a collapsible heel counter. They are the brand’s surf take on its Classic Vans slip-on style. A new addition to the mix, the Vans Women’s Comina (Washed) Cantaloupe come in a pastel colour that’s begging to be paired with a bright maxi dress or bathing suit.

Vans Women’s Comina (Washed) Cantaloupe

While the Vans Slip-On SF (Just Stripes) True White/Black are an updated and nautical take on a summer classic.

Vans Slip-On SF (Just Stripes) True White Black

Up next, Vans Palisades are low-cut slip-ons with lace-up details that provide maximum coverage while still allowing feet to breathe. The Vans Palisades SF (Just Stripes) Drizzle are the perfect steel-grey colour to complement any summer style, from florals to neons.

Vans Palisades SF (Just Stripes) Drizzle

Vans Solanas are also low-cut lace-ups, this time with about as much coverage as a ballet flat, perfect for feeling breezy as temperatures soar. These cute Vans Solana SF (Stripe) Faded Denim shoes are perfect for any outfit! The faded blue goes with almost anything, and the stripes sort of remind us of Herschel bags…

Vans Solana SF (Stripe) Faded Denim

Still, in the lace-up category of Vans Surf shoes, Vans Tazies are relaxed lace-ups, this time with oxford-inspired styling with canvas uppers and classic waffle outsoles. The cute mint green of the Vans Tazie SF Gossamer Green/White is the perfect pop of colour for any beach-worthy outfit.

Vans Tazie SF Gossamer Green White

And these Vans Tazie SF (Multi Stripe) Dress Blues are so nautically inspired, they are irresistible!

Vans Tazie SF (Multi Stripe) Dress Blues

Vans Surf Line Looks for Men

Guys, we’ve got your covered, too! Choose from the classic, nautical-style Chauffeur boat shoes, or a more laidback style from the Bali, Costa Mesa, Aldrich, or Rata Vulc collections. Also on offer are the ever-popular mid-tops in the Fairhaven line.

Here are a few visuals for you of the:

Vans Bali SF (Washed) Pewter/Gum 

Vans Bali SF (Washed) Pewter Gum

Vans Rata Vulc SF (Hemp) Black/Rasta

Vans Rata Vulc SF (Hemp) Black Rasta

Vans Aldrich SF Dress Blues/Gum 

Vans Aldrich SF Dress Blues Gum

And the Vans Authentic SF (Yusuke Hanai) Classic White 

Vans Authentic SF (Yusuke Hanai) Classic White

For good surf measure.

There are tons of additional styles to check out in the Vans Surf collection for 2016. Baggins and Vans have got you covered when it comes to your summer footwear needs. Order today and you won’t have to spend a day of summer sporting the wrong shoes.

Why Do Stripes = Summer?

Ever wonder why stripes are such a summer fashion essential? We sure did, so we turned to StyleCaster, which solved the mystery for us. Also known as the Breton stripe, the navy blue—and now often black and white horizontal stripes— were originally a part of the French Navy’s uniforms starting in 1858. It wasn’t long until iconic fashion designer Coco Chanel incorporated the stripes into her 1917 nautical collection, and clothing and footwear were forever changed.

Nowadays, as the nautical stripes are associated with sailors, who are associated with the sea, stripes have come to be a symbol of the oceans, which are symbols of beaches, which for us here in Canada are a symbol of SUMMER! ‘Cuz that’s where we go when it’s summer. Mystery solved…