Don't get us wrong, black and white sneakers are classics for a reason. However, bright summer days call for more colorful additions to your sneaker rotation. As the weather heats up and our fits get a little more understated (think shorts and T-shirt weather), it's the perfect time for your sneakers to standout.
For those who like to bring the sunshine via their footwear, there are a lot of options out there. From Nike to New Balance, a host of brands have recently dropped colorful sneakers that are the perfect addition to your summer wardrobe.
If your sneaker closet is looking too monochrome, we've curated a list of some of the hottest bright sneakers available right now, Our selection features staple sportswear brands, as well as high-end labels. Shop them below.
Here are some of our favorite colorful sneakers.
Salomon XT-4 ADV
Salomon's robust trail running shoe has garnered a devoted following over the years. Not only is the XT-4 comfortably functional, but the shoe has also found a special place among gorpcore enthusiasts. This season’s refreshed purple to pink gradient colorway is the standout sneaker from the collection and the perfect addition to any sneakerhead's collection.
New Balance Stray Rats 574 Sneakers
Green is not often used as the dominant color on sneakers, making it highly underrated. This Stray Rats x New Balance 574 proves the shade deserves a place in your rotation. The green and teal colorway encompasses the shoe, while co-branding appears both on the insole and tongue of the shoe. And you can't miss the hairy suede overlays and nylon that make up the shoe's construction.
Vivienne Westwood Orange Asics Gel-Kayano 27 LTX
The bright citrus orange colorway has to be one of our favorites from this season’s ASICS x Vivienne Westwood GEL-Kayano 27 LTX collection. Though futuristic in nature, the shoe takes direct inspiration from Westwood's iconic "Sex" collection in 1974. Latex stockings and leather bondage are all part of this colorful sneaker's DNA while maintaining the functionality ASICS is known for.
adidas X Sean Wotherspoon A-ZX ZX8000
Sean Wotherspoon is known for the importance he places on a sustainable approach to product design, and this sneaker is no different. The colorful collaborative shoe features a mix of recycled materials, canvas embroidery, and a distinctive deconstructed look.
Mihara Yasuhiro Hank Low Suede Sneaker
Coming in cool and wavy turquoise, Mihara Yasuhiro’s Hank Low sneaker adds new life to an influential basketball silhouette using a smorgasbord of materials and techniques. The minimal suede low-top features a distinctive snake print and distorted midsole.
New Balance M5740ga
Taking cues from New Balance's own design history, the M57/40GA shoe features a suede and mesh mix topped off with a range of colorful tones. This isn't designed by Teddy Santis, the brand's newest Creative Director, but we're getting serious Aimé Leon Dore vibes from this sneaker.
Nike Waffle 2 SP
Waffle 2 SP
Nike Waffle Trainer Running shoes have a long and rich history that dates back to the ’70s. The shoe is timeless, making it a worthy addition to any wardrobe. It features technical nylon as well as suede and leather overlays. Pair that with this colorful sneaker's signature waffle sole, fiery pink tones, and hints of electro orange, and we have a winner.
New Balance ML2002RR
What? No. You can never have too many New Balance sneakers in rotation. Don't let anyone tell you differently. These 2002Rs come in a chilly rain cloud blue. The retro shoe includes textured styling with mesh, leather, and premium pig suede. Under your foot, you'll find New Balance's legendary ABZORB cushioning for maximum comfort.
Nike Dunk Low Laser
Has anyone ever bought a pair of Nike Dunk Lows and regretted it? We didn't think so. The shoe is iconic, versatile, and comes in a wave of colors perfect for every fit. You might as well add this sunny colorway to your collection.
Reebok Premier Road Modern
Premier Road Modern
Reebok has been giving us wave after wave of hits over the years. The Reebok Premier Road Modern continues that tradition. Almost oceanic, the shoe is populated with various blue tones across its retro body. If you are looking for something chunky but refreshing, we think we've found you the shoe you’ve been looking for.
Vans Vault Old Skool LX
Back at it again, Vans has put together another patchwork colorway that is sure to catch the eye. The colorful sneaker features a symphony of bright colors across its beloved canvas. Add these into your rotation; you can't go wrong.
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