Okay, so these definitely aren't the craziest, or most unusual sandal you can buy. They are, however, some of the most comfortable and versatile footwear you'll ever own. The Adidas Adilette ($25) has been around since 1972, and it has withstood the test of time. Be careful though — while they may withstand time, they can't withstand stinky feet.
When it comes to style, simple is always better than complex and gaudy. These lightweight canvas sneakers ($50), designed back in the day by world champion badminton player Jack Purcell, are most definitely simple and easy on the eye. With their signature blue "smile" on the toe and light blue rubber sole, they're the perfect match for a pair of khakis this spring. The latest version has been updated with a ½ inch thick comfort insole, lightly padded tongue and upper sockliner. Think of them this way: compared to the classic Chuck Taylor All-Stars, the Purcells are less street punk and more preppy dad.
Cool shoes normally only get one chance at life. Thanks to Oki-ni, these Adidas LA Trainers ($170), originally released in 1980, get a second chance. They feature an advanced cushioning system that uses removable heel pegs, a nylon upper with suede overlays, the signature Adidas stripes in speckled leather, and Oki-ni branding on the tongue. Plus, they look really damn cool.