Because Sandals Suck: Top 5 Sneakers for Summer
If you’re anything like me, you think sandals are cool and all but given the option you’d still prefer to throw on a great pair of sneakers even on a gorgeous summer day. (Here’s to hoping that’s where our similarities end, for your sake). Here’s a round-up of five great summertime sneakers:KEEP – The Ramos
KEEP’s classic, clean shoe reminds me of a picnic on a hot day. The colorway is simple with enough flair to add to any outfit. Wear these with cut off jean shorts and a plain white tee for the height of summer simplicity.Jenny Holzer for Keds Whitney Collection:
Famed artist Jenny Holzer was tapped by Keds for this twist on the classic Ked, and her trademark bold statements (in this case “Protect me from what I want”) are ever present. The shoes will be available in July on keds.com and bloomingdales.com, and all proceeds benefit the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Iconic female graffitti artist CLAWmoney has teamed up with Vans Girls to produce a capsule collection inspired by safari, NYC, and SoCal surf culture. This shoe is perfect for a beach bbq, a rooftop party, or a romp through the wilderness.Vans Slip-Up
This shoe started off as an artist collaboration with Donny Miller through Vans Vault and was so successful Vans decided to include it as a wide release. The shoe is an optical illusion of sorts, with laces printed onto a traditional slip-on, and comes in a variety summery colors, including dark blue, yellow, brown, and my favorite, teal.
Undefeated You Can’t Beat LA Chuck Taylor
I may be partial, but this is my blog post and I love the effing the Lakers. A limited-edition shoe from Los Angeles based Undefeated, this Chuck Taylor features purple laces and a purple “You Can’t Beat LA” stamp on the side. Just don’t wear them in Boston. BTW, Ron Artest loves Buzznet.