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 and wander shorts paired with Reebok's signature trail running sneakers. Outfitted with a Vibram Ecostep outsole that will provide traction on the tougher terrains you might encounter, these sneakers have the functionality to match their rugged 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.
Hiking but make it high fashion
While our first outfit was made with the trail in mind, this one is putting a high-fashion spin on practical hiking wear. JW Anderson puts a fun spin on the classic brown chino short with a strawberry printed on each leg while Loewe's performance sneakers with On Running are so fire that we'll forgive you if you don't break a sweat in them.
Beige doesn't mean boring
It's a wonder these Snow Peak shorts and HOKA sneakers weren't made for each other, both of their light-brown colorways match up together perfectly. The only question is whether you are going to commit to an all-beige look or add a bit of contrast with the rest of your outfit.
For unplanned pool days
These Stone Island shorts are simply too nice to only wear in the water. Give these a spin on a spontaneous summer outing and then if a pool party happens to transpire you can make a splash without any hesitation.
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