Cancel
Fashion 

It Is Possible To Beat The Heat In Sneakers

We'll show you how.

share with your friends
Image: Couturezilla.com

People will try and tell you that summer is all about sandals. While we love a well-heeled mule, Teva flatform or fuzzy pool slide, the truth is, open-toed shoes do not have a monopoly on the summer footwear market.

We're here to tell you that sneakers have made the transition from cold climates to extreme heat flawlessly, and here's how: between lighter, sweat-wicking fabrics that will ensure your feet remain cool even in the most humid environments, and the ultra-stylish options out there that incorporate some of our fave summer trends, warm-weather sneakers have officially landed. 

We might even go so far as to say we prefer summer kicks. Not only are they available in a wider range of colors and styles, but they're lightweight (meaning socks aren't required), and you can still pair them with pretty much anything in your wardrobe. A dainty pair of white canvas Vans or a chunky pair of Superga multi-colored flatforms will pair perfectly with all your summer staples, such as a flirty wrap dress, a denim skirt and – of course – your sportswear.

Switch your heavy, old, leather Air Force 1s in for their lightweight counterparts in canvas, neoprene or even wicker – and make sure you look out for details like cutouts, mesh and espadrille soles for that vacation vibe. 

Treat your feet to a pair of summer sneakers from our selection: 

1/18
Free People Hamoru Sneaker - $138
Shop
2/18
Topshop Embroidered Flatform Trainers - $48
Shop
3/18
Superga Lace Up Shoes - £90
Shop
4/18
Soludos Canvas Tennis Espadrille Sneaker - $89
Shop
5/18
ASOS Darey Lace Up Sneakers - $29
Shop
6/18
Carter Slip-On Sneaker - $140
Shop
7/18
Adidas Superstar '80s Cutout Shoes - $77
Shop
8/18
Superga Mule Sneaker - $65
Shop
9/18
Jackson Sneaker - $98
Shop
10/18
Vans Pink Old Skool Sneaker - $60
Shop
11/18
Adidas Originals Superstar '80s With Cork Toe Cap - $110
Shop
12/18
Nike Mayfly Woven Sneaker - $120
Shop
13/18
Kensie Gardenia White Slip On Sneakers - $61
Shop
14/18
Topshop Slip-On Anaconda Trainers - $32
Shop
15/18
Converse Chuck Taylor Dainty Oxfords - $59.99
Shop
16/18
Superga Multicolor Platform Sneaker - $85
Shop
17/18
Free People Wynwood Slide Sneaker - $78
Shop
18/18
Topshop Neoprene Slip On Trainers - $45
Shop
What we Recommend
More to explore
More Articles