Look of the Week: The New Boat Shoe

Look of the Week: The New Boat Shoe


Guys, thess are not your typical boat shoes.

Once defined by water-repellent leather, non-slip rubber soles and moccasin-toe construction, the modern boat shoe has all the right lines, but with new colors and textures.

1. Cole Haan Fire Island Leather Color Block Boat Shoes, $168

Leave it to Cole Haan to make a neon sole work on this classic men's shoe.  

2. Vans Chauffer, $56

Sneakerheads called. Vans answered. 

3. Eastland Realtree Falmouth USA, $325

Take your boat shoes to the next level with hip prints. 

4. Bass Longview, $69

A dressed up version with sophisticated suede and smart tassels.

5. Frye Sully Woven, $188

Woven boat shoe perfection. 

6. John Varvatos USA Schooner Suede Laceless Boast Shoes, $198

A perforated suede, laceless take on the summer favorite. 

7. The Men's Store at Bloomingdale's Pebbled Leather Boat Shoes, $175

This espadrille boat shoe might just be our favorite summer mash-up.


Lily Ko (lily7x7 @gmail.com) studied fashion design and merchandising at Central Saint Martins and the Academy of Art University. In addition to writing for 7x7, Lily is on the creative team at Pottery Barn, and works as a freelance stylist, writer, and designer.

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