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The 6 Best Sneakers to Wear This Summer

A mix of trendy and timeless

By Megan Collins | Last Updated: Jun 5 2019

Looking for fashionable new footwear for Summer 2019? Style Girlfriend’s got you covered. But remember, the best sneakers to wear this summer are, of course, the ones that make you feel like a million bucks. So consider how trendy or classic you’re looking for from your footwear.

We chose three of-the-moment trends, and three sneakers that even a guy with the most conservative style will feel fire in this summer.

Oh, and don’t forget to click “add to cart” on a pack of no-show socks. That way, you’re truly ready for summer sneaker weather.

Check out the most stylish sneakers to wear this summer:

Shop trendy sneakers for summer

These are the sneakers that may not be “cool” this time next year (we see you Allbirds…), but for now, you’ll be the trendiest guy at your summer bbq’s, rooftop bars, and weekend vacays.

When it comes to the best sneakers to wear this summer, the “dad” sneaker is still very much in style in 2019. Everlane’s version borders on geriatric, in that “so uncool it’s cool” way. If that’s your thing, this is the sneaker for you.

Especially considering its sub-$100 price point, you won’t feel too badly if you wear them into the ground this summer (or if you just don’t want to wear them again come fall).

ASOS, $32 (Shop similar here, here and here)

A white sneaker is always in style, but this summer, it’s all about a white sneak with a gum sole. It’s that little bit of “changing it up” that brings your look into 2019.

Despite what the Adidas style above is called, you will be doing no running in this shoe. It’s strictly for FASHUN and honestly, we’re into it.

Shop classic sneakers for summer

Yes, we said high-top. This is the summer you roll up those chinos and show off a high-top throwback sneaker and feel awesome about it.

Will the boring bro-y neighbors in your cul-de-sac tease you? Sure, but you’re not dressing for them anyway. You’re dressing for yourself…and for your wife, who’s pretty impressed you’re willing to buck the cul-de-sac mafia and go your own style way.

As Esquire put it recently, “If you want to fully embrace that laid-back spring vibe, go with a pair of sneakers worn by every California surfer and skater since the dawn of time (or since Vans first started making them).”

Funnily enough, last year we would have included this style in the “Trendy” pile, but after a few seasons now, it seems more than official that the Vans Old Skool style is here to stay.

Veja V-12 B Mesh Sneakers, $140 (shop similar here, here, and here)

Veja is another brand and style that moved from our “trendy” to “timeless” category this year. Crafted using sustainable practices that support communities in France and South America, we love that the brand is committed to doing good just as much as it is to helping you look good.

All the styles look pretty similar, so you really can’t go wrong no matter which you go for. For this summer, we like the V-12 because of that oh-so-hip gum sole.