Hot feet are all too common during summer. Sneakerheads who swear by their year-round rotations know the feeling of deep regret when they realize they’re too far from home to change and the temperature is ramping up, putting them in hot water, literally. Funnily enough, it is possible to reconcile a love for sneakers with feet that are the right temperature. It all comes down to breathable sneakers.
With the world of sneakers hitting new levels of technicality every month, it’s no surprise that the experts behind your favorite brands have designed great-looking kicks that allow your feet to breathe, too. From adidas to New Balance, ASICS, and Nike, you can viably wear all the top brands in the heat thanks to mesh uppers, structural cutouts, and EVA sculpting.
Below, with the help of Stadium Goods, we’ve put together a list of 10 of the best breathable sneakers for summer.
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adidas YEEZY Foam RNNR
Wildly comfortable and surprisingly versatile in its Desert Sand colorway, the adidas YEEZY Foam RNNR is a great place to begin your breathable sneakers journey.
Crocs x Salehe Bembury Pollex Clogs
Okay, there is debate over whether this pair counts as sneakers, but we’re rolling with it. Salehe Bembury puts his unique stamp on the Crocs clog with a fingerprint texture.
Nike Flyknit Trainer
When the Nike Flyknit Trainer launched in 2012, it swept the sneaker world. Now, a decade on, we can give it the real test: do we still like it without any hype? Yes, we still love it.
adidas x Human Made EQT Racing
Made in collaboration with Human Made, this pair of adidas’ unmissable Mary Jane-esque EQT Racing silhouette comes with a neutral color palette to counteract the bold model.
New Balance x Aimé Leon Dore 827 ABZORB
Teddy Santis can do no wrong with New Balance. The two entities are a match made in heaven and this clean, retro-style 827 is concrete proof.
adidas x À Ma Maniére Ultra 4D
Having burst onto the scene with its Nike collaboration, sneaker store À Ma Maniére is continuing the well-deserved hype with more understated updates of fan-favorite kicks.
Saucony Grid Azura 2000
There’s a misconception that breathable sneakers are flimsy. The Saucony Grid Azura 2000 is proof that they’re not: built with a hard-wearing Grid sole unit and mesh and suede uppers, this pair is an all-terrain highlight.
ASICS GEL-Quantum 180 RE
ASICS has set up shop at the more technical end of modern sneaker design. The GEL-Quantum 180 RE boasts a highly breathable mesh upper.
Nike x Stüssy Air Zoom Spiridon Caged
Nike and Stüssy’s partnership is long-standing and always well received. While the Spiridon Caged is a relatively underrated silhouette, we might even say that this is our favorite of the duo’s collaborations.
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