The Best Sneakers For Summer, According To TZR Editors

Because who wants heels when it’s hot?

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Vacations, barbecues, outdoor brunches — there’s a lot going on this season, and you need cute shoes that won’t slow you down. Luckily, the fashion world has never had better kicks for the job. Shop the best sneakers for summer, all approved by TZR editors, ahead.@cariuma
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“I love this retro, '70s style with the muted splash of yellow and grey and white undertones. It's a more interesting alternative to the classic white sneakers for the summer.” - Kathy Lee, editor-in-chief, TZR
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New Balance + Staud
57/40 Leather And Mesh Sneakers
"As a self-identifying maximalist, I typically gravitate toward bright, personality-filled items. So, of course, I fell in love with these retro-feeling rainbow sneaks from STAUD's collab with New Balance. They pair best with a breezy maxi sundress in white and a bright crimson, slouchy hobo bag." - Emma Childs, fashion writer
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“I can't get enough of this style — I wear them every single day! They are neutral enough to match any outfit, while adding a cool-girl aesthetic. They are also the most comfortable pair of sneakers I own: I can easily slip in and out of them without untying the laces. Well worth every penny!” - Rebecca Iloulian, director, newsletters & marketing
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"I've been obsessed with Cariuma's eco-friendly sneakers for years, and am due for a new pair! I love the retro stripes on these high-tops that give them some '70s flair. I'll be wearing these with all my summer staples: easy, flowy dresses, jean shorts, overalls — you name it!" — Angela Melero, executive editor
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"I've been waiting to break these out for spring/summer (there was no chance I'd let this pair of sneakers come into contact with snow and sleet!) and now's the perfect time to do so. They make any outfit instantly feel more luxe." — Marina Liao, senior fashion news editor
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“I love French sneaker brand Veja for its ethical production standards and use of recycled materials, but a Gallic-cool aesthetic is definitely its biggest selling point. This design in particular reminds of something a model would wear running around Paris Fashion Week.” - Alison Syrett, deputy fashion editor
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“I love the futuristic aesthetic and a chunky silhouette on these silver and black Air Maxes. They're the perfect sporty compliment to neutral summer looks, from lightweight shorts suits to an easy linen dresses.” - Copelyn Bengel, associate fashion market editor
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“I scooped these sneakers in Berlin last fall and they've quickly become a wardrobe staple. I'm all about the slight '70s vibe with the rubber gum sole and velvety monochrome colorway, and I'm planning to wear them with all manner of longline shorts and silk mini skirts this summer — slouchy high socks included.” - Hannah Baxter, deputy beauty editor
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New Balance
327 Sneakers
“I've been obsessed with everything New Balance lately. The most recent pair that's caught my eye are these 327s. I love the combination of dark and light blues, along with the silhouette of the shoes. I think they'll look amazing with a breezy summer dress or jeans and a tee.” - Maggie Haddad, senior social strategist
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Aime Leon Dore
New Balance 650R
“You may have a hard time getting your hands on these sold out Aime Leon Dore x New Balance 650Rs. This high top take on the Instagram cult–favorite P550s sneakers will surely sell out again quickly once they're restocked. But that's just part of what makes them summer's most-wanted pair of shoes!” - Ariel Bielsky, fashion bookings & production manager, BDG
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