10 Breathable Sneakers That Will Eliminate Flipflops from Your Life
When words like "boiling" and "searing" begin filtering into your vocabulary to describe the weather—and they soon will—it's time to start thinking about how you're going to keep cool. And one way to do it is by keeping your feet good and ventilated. But since flip-flops and sandals are only really acceptable at the beach (and then just barely), the question is, how do you keep your feet cool the rest of the time? The answer: modern sneaker technology. Here are 10 shoes that will let your feet breathe on summer's hottest days.
Puma Evolution Mostro Breathe Training Shoe
Puma's futuristic looking Mostros have the word "breathe" right in the name. It's a pretty sure bet that good ventilation is a key feature.
Adidas Ultra Boost 3.0
Getting a run in on those sweltering summer days can be brutal. Luckily Adidas Ultra Boosts are just about the coolest running shoes ever. Literally.
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star x Nike FlyKnit High Top
Yep, even your classic Chuck Taylors are available with breathable knit uppers nowadays.
Adidas Stan Smith Boost Primeknit
Already a summer classic in terms of style, the Stan Smith is now available with a Primeknit upper, which makes both stylish and functional for those balmier days.
Common Projects Achilles Perforated Nubuck Sneakers
If you're committed to wearing leather sneakers, even during the dog days, try this perforated pair of nubuck Achilles from Common Projects.
Orlebar Brown Powell Mesh And Coated-Canvas Slip-On Sneakers
A pair of slip-ons for those super-lazy summer days.
New Balance 574 Re-Engineered
Just because you like that classic normcore look doesn't mean you can't have comfortable feet.
Nike Zoom KD9 Elite
Thanks to Nike's FlyKnit technology, you won't have to overheat even while playing in your local pickup b-ball game.
Adidas Gazelle PK
Another Adidas classic in Primeknit, these will add a splash of color to your summer look, not to mention a killer '70s vibe.
Nike Air Sock Racer OG
Not only are these Air Sock Racers ultra ventilated, they're also incredibly light. And less weight on your feet means less energy required (i.e., less sweating) when walking.
This story originally appeared on Esquire.com.
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