When words like "boiling" and "searing" begin filtering into your vocabulary to describe the weather, 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, shoes that will let your feet breathe on summer's hottest days.
1| Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Perforated Low Top
Yep, even your classic Chucks are available with breathable perforated uppers nowadays.
2| Adidas Deerupt Runner
Adidas' Deerupt sneakers have a cage-like netting around them, which gives a supremely cool look to a very functional sneaker.
3| Cole Haan GrandPrø Stitchlite Tennis Sneaker
Not only are these GrandPro sneakers ultra ventilated, they're also incredibly light. And less weight on your feet means less energy required (i.e., less sweating) when walking.
4| Nike FlyKnit Trainer
Thanks to Nike's FlyKnit technology, you won't have to overheat—even while keeping up with your running.
5| Puma Tsugi Disc Sneakers
The vibe of these Pumas is plainly futuristic. Plus, they won't suffocate your feet.
6| Adidas UltraBoost Uncaged Sneakers
Getting a run in on those sweltering summer days can be brutal. Luckily Adidas UltraBoosts are just about the coolest running shoes ever.
7| 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.
8| Tod's Perforated Suede And Leather Sneakers
Makes sense that the brand that put the suede driving shoe on the map would also excel at the other type of can't-miss summer kicks.
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