Picking the right gear to help you beat the heat can be tricky. The summer sun can be unforgiving — quite literally limiting options in our rotation. Thankfully the Highsnobiety Summer Style Guide is here to help you keep cool during the warmest months of the year. From the latest trends to season staples, you'll find lightweight pieces that still result in heavyweight looks.

With temperatures continually heating up and your city’s sneakerheads already doing their best peacock impression, there's still time for a refresh — in every sense of the word. Go to the beach, hit up the local lake, or meet friends for picnics in the park.

Or, if you’re anything like us, your mind will already be turned to your warm-weather rotation and how to optimize it. When it comes to buying the best sneakers for summer, you’ve got to keep practicality, comfort, and versatility in mind. There are plenty of fun releases and the chance to get your hands on some of the best sneakers for summer.

You need a pair of kicks that can withstand day-long adventures and the odd bit of mud or dust. But you’ll also want a pair of sneakers that looks good while you’re out and about.

That’s where we come in. Below, you’ll find our selection of the best sneakers for summer, including heaters from Puma, ASICS, and Converse. Scroll on for our curated selection.

Take a look at the best summer sneakers for 2022

New Balance UXC72RB

UXC72RB

UXC72RB

$150

New Balance

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The XC-72’s unique silhouette is perfect for folks that want the quality and assurance of a legacy brand, but with an experimental twist. The slightly contrasting suede overlays take this all-white model to new heights.

Converse x IBN Jasper One Star Ox

One Star Ox

One Star Ox

$150

Converse x IBN Jasper

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IBN Jasper is a legend in the game. So we are happy to see him get another pair of sneakers that bare his name and taste. This skateboarding sneaker is a nod to motorsports and includes detailing that reflects IBN's love for fast vehicles.

Santoni Double Buckle Sneakers

Double-Buckle Sneaker

Double-Buckle Sneaker

$650

Santoni

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Santoni's Double Buckle Sneakers are inspired by the brand's iconic double buckle detail. Artisanal leathers and crafting techniques set this pair apart from most while the super-clean white upper highlighted by orange overlays aligns it with the summer wardrobe.

Stepney Workers Club Dellow Track Raw Nylon

Dellow Track Raw Nylon

Dellow Track Raw Nylon

$130

Stepney Workers Club

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Simple but functional, SWC's signature low-top is one of the most versatile sneakers on our list. You can dress it up with a light summer suit or simply with a pair of shorts and a tee.

New Balance CT302OA

CT302OA

CT302OA

$115

New Balance

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In a perfect world all sneakers would be unisex, and in some ways they already are. New Balance spares you the guess work with its latest low-top model sporting a chunky off-white sole.

Salomon XT-Wings 2 ADV

XT-Wings 2 Advanced

XT-Wings 2 Advanced

$96

Salomon

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The XT-Wings 2 ADV have remained a staple in the brands all-terrain footwear lineup due to its lightweight feel and overall durability. This all white pair coupled with a rubber outsole are a match made in summer footwear heaven.

Puma x Butter Goods Suede VTG

Suede VTG

Suede VTG

$140

Puma x Butter Goods

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Few silhouettes are as timeless as the Suede. First released as a basketball shoe in 1968, the Suede has undergone several name changes and countless reiterations throughout the years. This clean, two-tone collab with Butter Goods perfectly captures the Suede’s iconic status.

Reebok x Maison Margiela Instapump Fury Memory Of

Instapump Fury Memory Of

Instapump Fury Memory Of

$400

Reebok x Maison Margiela

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Yes. Margiela has added their subversive spin on the beloved classic, the Instapump Fury. It might be our favorite white sneaker of the summer.

Converse Chuck 70 Mule

Chuck 70 Mule Slip

Chuck 70 Mule Slip

$90

Converse

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We've all been there. Constantly bending down to re-tie a pair of sneakers during a heatwave can become tedious, fast. Slip-ons embody the summer ethos of loafing and lounging. Here, Converse takes everything we love about the classic Chuck 70 and repackages it in a fun slip-on silhouette free of those pesky laces.

Highsnobiety x adidas ZX 8000 "Qualität"

ZX 8000 “Qualität”

ZX 8000 “Qualität”

$70

Highsnobiety x adidas

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For our collaborative adidas ZX 8000, Highsnobiety decided to keep with traditions (as Germans do) and opted for a tonal approach. The sneaker — which features premium leather, a leather lining, and a leather heel cup — arrives in a monochrome beige colorway, with subtle hits of gray. If you want a no-frills colorway and unmatched quality, look no further.

Vans Anaheim Factory Authentic 44 DX

Anaheim Factory Authentic 44 DX

Anaheim Factory Authentic 44 DX

$90

Vans

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California enthusiasts look no further. Vans signature sneaker pays respects to its OG Anaheim factory with a light blue colorway that’s channels the sunny energy of the Golden State.

Saucony Grid Azura 2000

Grid Azura 2000

Grid Azura 2000

$150

Saucony

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This is one of the sleeper hits of 2022. The retro-flavored silhouette from the OG 2000 model comes with a slightly refreshed upper and in a seasonless olive green colorway. If you are still on the dad sneaker wave, the Grid Azura is a soild way to keep the wave going.

Loewe Paula's Ibiza Flow Runner

Paula's Ibiza Flow Runner

Paula's Ibiza Flow Runner

$680

Loewe

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The luxury brand's Flow Runner is true to its name. Versatile and suitable for any occasion.

Vans Anaheim Factory Chukka 49 DX

Anaheim Factory Chukka 49 DX

$110

Vans

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For those of you unsure about which animal print you’re sporting this Summer, these Chukkas got you covered.

HOKA One One Clifton 8

Clifton 8

Clifton 8

$149

HOKA One One

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HOKA's neutral off-white Clifton 8 will go far in your sneaker rotation. The running sneaker is versatile, chunky, and insanely comfortable, making the shoe an easy pick for your sunny weather outfits.

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