By Jake Woolf.
Summer is just around the corner, a seasonal shift that calls for some new sneakers—but not just any new sneakers. Now is not the time to break out your fine suede Yeezy Boosts or those limited edition Jordans or the made-in-Italy high-tops you saved up for. Instead, you want kicks that are are more lightweight, breathable, and durable (i.e. you can wear them with or without socks, with shorts, with jeans, or swim trunks if you want). And the good news this summer is that there are plenty of options that not only pair well with your warm weather wardrobe but that are also comfortable as your favorite socks. After all, summer is about letting loose, not obsessing about footwear that's not going to make it past Labor Day (stinky kicks come with sockless feet, after all). That's why we've rounded up shoes that aren't just classics, but in many cases ones updated with things like lighter weight technology and fresh details.
This story originally appeared on GQ.
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