We’ve always said that every season is boot season, but sometimes you just want to slip in to a lighter and relaxed pair of shoes. Here is our selection of five sneakers perfect for this season and the warmer months. Each offers a variety of styles and material options suitable for the Summertime. Whether you like the classics or a comfortable pair of runners, there’s something for everyone in every budget range.
The first brand in our list is Southern California based footwear specialists CLAE. You’ve probably seen CLAE a few times here on the site for it’s extremely clean silhouettes and styling. After owning a few pairs, the quality was clear and priced very reasonably. Among their several models perfect for the Summer, the Ellington in Cinnamon Suede couldn’t be more fitting. The Ellington is designed with comfort in mind, while giving you a versatile option for your Summer outfits.
Another Primary favorite, Greats also comes in at the reasonable price point with quality sneakers. One of their more popular styles is the Bab, a mid-top mash-up of a traditional running shoe and lightweight chukka. Beat the heat this Summer with the Bab’s nylon mesh upper and neoprene panels to keep your feet cool and prevent sweat. An EVA sole finishes off the Bab for the ideal choice this season.
Native’s Apollo Moc sneaker sent the brand’s popularity soaring as it became an instant favorite. You’ll find a Microfiber upper with perforations and an EVA outsole for a solid combination to keep your feet comfortable and airy this Summer. If this grey model isn’t your style, Native has a full color palette ready at a price that will allow you to spend more on your next outing.
Entering the luxury portion of the list, ETQ Amsterdam’s Low 1 screams Summer ready. What better than an all-white leather shoe that will go with everything you wear. This type of shoe will especially come in handy if you are preparing for a trip. While you can’t pack every shoe you’d want to take on your next trip, this will be your favorite shoe that works during the day and when you go out at night. You might have to pay up for a quality pair like this, but it will be definitely be worth it in the long run.
Common Projects makes one of the best pair of Chelsea Boots we’ve seen in the market, but their other shoes are second to none. While they come at a premium, the Achilles look amazing in person and will keep its shape and quality over time as you put them to work. We picked out a classic all-white pair above and now we turn our attention to another must have colorway for the Summer in black.