15 Essential Summer Sneaker Styles

From retro classics to fashion-forward silhouettes, these are our favorite kicks of the season.

by Julia McClatchy
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A colorful high-top sneaker sitting on top of a pile of dry grass in the afternoon sun.
Photographed by Rosie Marks.

The best sneakers are sleek, versatile, and, above all, comfortable. From the ever-evolving—but reliably stylish—high-top (done beautifully this season by Balenciaga) to a revitalized wave of retro athleticism, as seen in the latest kicks from Asics and New Balance, there’s something for everyone out there. To celebrate the best of the season, we’ve rounded up a range of colorful, chic sneakers that will flatter any summer style. See our top 15, below.

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