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

HS Sports Shell Packable Shorts

HS Sports Shell Packable Shorts

$95

Gramicci x Highsnobiety

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XT-Wings 2 Advanced

XT-Wings 2 Advanced

$160

Salomon

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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

Piperi Shorts

Piperi Shorts

$435

Dries Van Noten

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Mafate Speed 2

Mafate Speed 2

$195

HOKA

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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.

Function First

SP29-M Cargo Shorts

SP29-M Cargo Shorts

$625

Acronym

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UB3-S Gel-Nimbus 9

UB3-S Gel-Nimbus 9

$195

ASICS

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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.

Caramel Combinations

Bridge Shorts

Bridge Shorts

$265

Story mfg.

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Platform Sneaker

Platform Sneaker

$525

Dries Van Noten

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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.

All black All Summer

Lowkee Mesh Short

Lowkee Mesh Short

$215

Noon Goons

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Instapump Fury Memory Of

Instapump Fury Memory Of

$400

Reebok x Maison Margiela

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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.

Grey Days Aren't Always Bad

Drawstring Shorts

Drawstring Shorts

$285

Acne Studios

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UB3-S Gel-Nimbus 9

UB3-S Gel-Nimbus 9

$195

ASICS

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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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