INTER-Picks: Russell Crowe-Approved

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Published May 11, 2010

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP-LEFT: DRIES VAN NOTEN, OFFICINE CREATIVE, ALDO, LANVIN

 

Men: If you’re dead set on getting your feet dirty in the city this summer, at least do it in style. Save the $1 rubber flip-flops for the beach, and break out some leather sandals in your self-appointed urban paradise. There are lots of ways to do it, all of which are demonstrated quite well in action films featuring Russell Crowe. For the often–perhaps unjustly–maligned Gladiator effect, try sandals that crawl up your ankle, generally with thinner straps. In preparation for this summer’s Robin Hood, go sturdier (for the woods, of course), with natural textures. These sandals from Aldo ($65), Officine Creative ($372), Lanvin ($430) and Dries Van Noten ($475) run the gamut, and don’t require funny hat or suit of armor. Wear your foot-breathers with a pair of shorts, or dressed up with linen pants. Who wouldn’t fight to the death for this particularly strapping Lanvin pair?