If you're planning to rock pants in the upcoming summer, we feel for you bro. But for those of you with the good sense to let the sweet relief of an occasional breeze hit your pins, are you doing all you can to avoid a summer-style faux pas?
Pairing the cut of your shorts with the correct pair of sneakers is a must when it comes to your summer ’fits. There's a time and a place for chunky silhouettes, high and low tops in the summer months, and getting it right can make or break any look. Fortunately, we've got your waist-down styling covered, no matter how much leg you're choosing to share with the world.
Scroll through our full selection of shorts-friendly sneakers below and take note of a few styling tips for the perfect foot-to-thigh partnerships.
Scroll down to see our favorite shorts and sneakers combinations
A GORP Fit
The return of warm weather means there is really no excuse to only be wearing all of the GORP gear that you've copped to run errands in the city — it's time to go out on a hike. Stunt on all the hiking dads on the trail with these shorts from our Gramicci collaboration paired with Salomon's expertise in trail running sneakers. Outfitted with a Welded TPU film and high abrasion-resistant mesh on the upper, these sneakers have the functionality to match the look.
Pops of Neon
If you're anything like me, then as soon as there is an inch of sun poking through the clouds it's time to bring out the bright colors. The rule when wearing a bold pair of patterned shorts is to combine them with a muted footwear option. Not only are these HOKA sneakers subtle enough to keep your outfit well-balanced, but the pops of neon green also match the Dries shorts.
Made from lightweight-yet-durable Japanese nylon, shorts don't get much better suited for summer than these from our first seasonal collection. Pair them up with a classic pair of white court sneakers and it's the starting blocks of a casual look.
While our first outfit was made with the trail in mind, this one is putting a luxury-focused spin on practical hiking wear. ACRONYM is renowned for its unparalleled dedication to utility and these shorts are a practice in that, featuring a total of 14 pockets and crafted in water-repellent fabric. The footwear only adds more functionality and is another sneaker to add to the list of fire ASICS that the Kiko Kostadinov Studio had a hand in producing.
These Story MFG. shorts and Dries Van Noten sneakers look as though they were made for each other. Both of their brown colorways match up together perfectly. The only question is whether you are going to commit to an all-brown look or add a bit of contrast with the rest of your outfit.
Swimwear for outside the pool
There's nothing better to do in the summer than have a day by the beach lounge around a pool. This combination is made with that in mind, quickly slip off your Vans and it's time for a swim.
All black All Summer
An all-black outfit is something you can never go wrong with, however, the summer heat does make it difficult to rock. Luckily, these black mesh shorts will allow some airflow and you don't have to get bogged down with matching colors or light tones that get stained easily.
Statement Shorts: Check
You might get a few jokers pull you up on these shorts looking like a picnic blanket, but don't let them deter you. Combine these with a pair of 70s-style Loewe sneakers for a clean look.
Grey Days Aren't Always Bad
Another show in expert color coordination, these light beige Acne Studios shorts are a perfect match for the ASICS sneakers. Whether you choose to carry on color matching the pink and green hues on the shoe with the rest of the fit or not is up to you to decide.
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