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It’s Official: This Is the Summer of Sneakers

We round up 10 pairs of kicks you’ll be wearing all season long.

Not to alarm you, but as of this posting, there are less than 70 days until the end of summer. All the more reason to lace up in a pair of sneakers and really step into the season. Here, we’ve rounded up 11 of the best fashion sneakers 2023 that’ll offer up comfort and style in equal measure.

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Allbirds x Olivia Rubin Riser

Got a penchant for pastels? Allbirds’ latest collab with London-based designer Olivia Rubin is worth scooping. Using the brand’s sustainably made Riser sneaker as the base, Rubin brought swathes of muted colour to this unisex silhouette, taking cues from the soft-hued homes in Notting Hill.

Buy it here: Allbirds x Olivia Rubin Riser, $190


Your all-black uniform doesn’t waver just because it’s summer — and these utility-style sneakers by Teva are just another chic reason why you won’t have to. A cushy sole, recycled mesh and Teva’s classic strapping system are an ideal pair to cool cargos.

Buy it here:
Teva Outflow Universal Utility Shoes, $170


You’re a person of practicality: people to see, city sidewalks to traverse. For all those on-the-go moments, there’s Sorel’s Kinetic Breakthru City Lace Sneaker. Wavy design details, embossed leather and a subtle hit of shocking orange bring a stylish focus to these lightweight, responsive shoes.

Buy it here: Sorel Women’s Kinetic Breakthru City Lace Sneaker, $170

New Balance

Nodding to vintage basketball silhouettes from the ’80s, the New Balance 550 is the epitome of retro cool. Thanks to its highly wearable, low-top construction, it’s become a cult classic for the brand after it was reintroduced to the brand in 2020. Picture wearing yours with pushed-down athletic socks, a denim maxi skirt and a baby tee.

Buy it here: New Balance 550 Leather Sneakers, $191


Maybe it’s the next-level cushioning, maybe it’s the sought after Scandi vibes, but On is no doubt the trendiest shoe right now. Sure, this Swiss-designed brand is designed to make your next 5K a breeze, but these technically sound sneakers are also the perfect foil for the unathletic side of your closet, including billowy maxi dresses and silky slip skirts.

Buy it here: On Cloud X 3 Sneaker, $230.09


For those who can manage to keep a sneaker clean (how do you do it?), consider these splurgy Gucci shoes. With the extravagant price tag comes luxury-leaning details worth coveting: soft terry cloth lining, chunky, two-toned laces and a subtle nod to logomania care of its pretty pink jacquard pattern.

Buy it here: Gucci Beige & Pink Screener Sneakers, $1,280


Let’s hear it for a monochromatic moment. Aldo’s all-over buff-colour option is a sleek alternative in a sea of white sneakers. And coming in under $100, these are the kind of pair you can really wear out without a second thought — think quiet luxury on a budget.

Buy it here: Aldo Wooly Low Top Sneaker, $90


There’s something deliciously nostalgic about a crisp pair of white Keds, the kind of pair you wore during the seemingly endless summers of childhood. These days, they’re the perfect blank slate for bouncing around to patios or tending to your urban garden.

Buy it here: Keds Women’s Triple Kick Sneakers, $109.99

Adidas x Wales Bonner

Buy it here: Adidas x Wales Bonner  Green SL72 Leather-Trim Knit Trainers, $345

As we live through the Great Sold Out Samba Situation, may we suggest the also-incredibly-stylish Adidas x Wales Bonner collab? The famed designer’s Caribbean culture comes together with old-school football codes to produce a standout sneaker that’ll feel fresh for seasons to come.


Got some festivals on the summer lineup? Slip into this sunshine-y pair of classic Air Max 97s and we guarantee you won’t be hobbling home after the last act. Full-length Nike Air cushioning will do that.

Buy it here: Nike Air Max 97, $260


You don’t have to have a faultless backhand to toss on Reebok’s Club C Double Shoes. The tennis court-inspired colourway and its stacked midsole that brings some extra height are primed to be your next go-to pair.

Buy it here: Reebok Womens Club C Double Shoes, $110

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