Summer Sneakers That Are Better Than Flip Flops

17 Summery Pairs of Sneakers That Are Better Than Flip Flops

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Sandals are great but…have you tried sneakers that give your feet actual support (and prevent them from getting filthy)? Sneakers are taking the number one spot as our go-to shoe during the warmer months. With styles that come in gingham, cherry print, and a literal beach scene, the freshest kicks are more seasonally appropriate than flip flops. Shop our roundup of the best summer sneakers, here.

1Vans Classic Slip-On

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Vanszappos.com

$39.99

Vans’ classic, easy to slip on style, but in a cheery picnic-blanket gingham print.

2Air Force 1 High LX

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Nikenike.com

$110.00

Another classic kick but in a summer-ready bold color.

3Transparent Soled Sneakers

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ZARAzara.com

$39.90

Plain white plimsolls are the ballet flats of sneakers, and these are a ridiculous steal at under $40.

4Burberry Check Sneakers

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mytheresa.com

$590.00

Riccardo Tisci is bringing back the Burberry check in a big way, and infusing it into everyday pieces like these sneakers. Hey, if you want to show off your label love, this is a comfy way to do it.

5Chuck Taylor All Star 70

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Conversefinishline.com

$89.99

Converse searched their archives as inspiration for this retro style that will make you feel like an extra in The Sandlot. 

6Avocado Platform Sneakers

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Supergashopbop.com

$69.30

These are for the girl who never says no to extra guac. Total whimsy, plus a little extra height without a heel.

7R13 Beach Print Lace Up Sneakers

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R13shopbop.com

$325.00

 It’s the opposite of the spare, white, sneaker. A whole summer beach party on your feet.

8Women’s Disruptor 2 Premium Neon Lace-Up Sneakers

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FILAbloomingdales.com

$65.00

Fluoro chunky kicks that were made for the ‘gram.

9Intruder Trainers

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CATtopshop.com

$140.00

CAT is known for construction equipment, but they’ll be known for their footwear if they keep making sneakers this good.

10Air Max 720 Sneaker

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NikeNordstrom.com/xNike

$180.00

Air Max 720s are the highest bubble soles Nike has ever made. These also look like a Firecracker popsicle, too.

11Tretorn Lace-Up Lite Sneakers

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Tretornbergdorfgoodman.com

$70.00

Tretorn’s classic kick, but with a playful rainbow detail.

12Addict Leather Colorblock Sneakers

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Ashsaksfifthavenue.com

$206.25

Perhaps the dad sneaker trend is more palatable in pastel?

13ASOS Dodger Sneakers

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Asos DESIGNus.asos.com

$16.00

I’m obsessed with cherry print, and these cost less than a bag of organic cherries.

14Gola® for J.Crew Coaster high-top sneakers in Liberty® floral

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J.Crewjcrew.com

$53.99

Plain white high-tops go great with cropped jeans or denim skirts and this collab from Gola and J.Crew has just the right amount of difference: subtle floral detailing.

15Eyelet Lace Up Sneakers

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Loftloft.com

$59.50

Style this girlish pair of sneakers with a little white dress.

16Sambarose Sneakers

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adidasadidas.com

$100.00

Millennial purple is the new Millenial pink. There I said it.

17Eclypse Sneakers
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