Finally, a Shoe You Can Wear Anywhere This Summer

Because nobody wants to see your feet

By Kirk Miller

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12 June 2018

Summer’s about adding a little color to your life.

Emphasis on a little — you don’t have to go full Jimmy Buffett to enjoy sunny days and summer nights.

Witness Onia, a New York-based brand that foregoes loud colors and open toes for a minimalist line of carefully colorful swimwear, polos and — just now — the ideal summer slip-on.

Onia

Wondering about the brand name? It ties into the brand’s travel-friendly aesthetics: Onia means sailboat in Hebrew, “an object that exemplifies this functional, well-crafted beauty.”

Onia does a good job mixing practical everyday wares with unconventional details, all while still utilizing good fabrics and construction. Take their unstructured Hugo Linen Blazer, a single-breasted, unlined coat with an oversized fit, patch pockets and Japanese horn buttons. Built for summer, they encourage you to roll up the sleeves.

Onia

Of greatest import, though? The New York-based company just launched its inaugural line of men’s footwear, including an elevated take on espadrilles, available in either linen or suede, reinforced on the interior and finished with a rubber sole. On the suede ones, you can even collapse the back and wear it as a slide for a more casual look.

Onia

Onia also offers the Montrose, a water-resistant, lightweight sneaker with an upper made from the company’s swim fabrication and a slip-proof rubber sole. There are several color options, but nothing that would get you thrown out of, say, a nice restaurant.

In other words, it’s the closest you can get to “no shirts, no shoes” while still receiving service.

Note: A few of the espadrilles are part of Onia’s Father’s Day sale, where you can grab $25 off with the code GIFT25.

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