The ones that’ll keep you cool — literally and figuratively. It’s a good time to be a sneaker. Or a man wearing them.

Not only because it is summer, but also because a new frontier of sneakerdom looms.

We’re talking new technologies. New styles. Knitted uppers and funky colorways and left-of-center reimaginings of classic silhouettes.

So if it’s quality, comfortable kicks made from premium materials that’ll keep you cool for the rest of summer you seek, we’ve rounded up the best of the best below.

New Balance 574 Re-Engineered
A runner’s classic reimagined with a perforated mesh upper in slick monochromatic finishes.

Nike Air Pegasus 92 Premium
Because soon there will the Summer Olympics, and this iconic Nike model is an awfully handsome way to show your team spirit.

Converse Custom Chuck Taylors
Newly launched for this summer, Converse’s new custom Chuck Taylor program allows you to make your very own perfect pair.

Adidas Deconstructed Stan Smiths
The Stan Smith will forever be a classic, and its recent resurgence means all kinds of fresh new takes, including this minimalist reimagining that’s a worthy alternative for anyone who wants to stand out from the pack.

People Footwear Phillips Knit
A digitally-knitted upper is the selling point of the Phillips Knit from newcomers People Footwear. Add a comfy outsole and you’ve got the perfect summer shoe.

Vans Varsity Suede Old Skool
Vans has been upping this classic skate silhouette with premium materials, and suede can take you from summer to fall no problem. Just check the weather forecast before tying ‘em on.

Clae Garvey
A simple slip-on sneaker with a refined shape. This’n will look best on a boat.

Adidas Pure Boost ZG
Adidas NMDs sold out? These Pure Boosts weigh in at a mere eight ounces and feature a knitted upper and tons of colorways.

NikeCourt Tennis Classic Ultra Flyknit
A tennis shoe straight from the archives done up Nike’s ever-popular Flyknit construction.

Axel Arigato Velocity Sneaker
A low-top with old-school appeal featuring a divided thermoplastic sole for max comfort — and heads turned.










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