You don't need a licence to pull on a pair of these fiercely vibrant driving shoes. That said, there's no better way of breaking in a pair of suede loafers than on the pedals of some classic convertible.

But whether your summer plans involve snaking about the coastal highways of the French Riviera (or, more likely, running the Corsa to a music festival) or you simply want a pair of shoes that lend a stronger air of sophistication to proceedings than flip-flops, it's time to consider driving shoes.

Not only are they versatile – they can be worn casually with shorts or smartened up with chinos – their soft, supple construction means they're damn comfortable, too. So pick from the spectrum of colours available, and set the tone for summer.