Summer Sneakers That Are Better Than Flip Flops

17 Summery Pairs of Sneakers That Are Better Than Flip Flops


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



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

2Air Force 1 High LX



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

3Transparent Soled Sneakers



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

4Burberry Check Sneakers



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



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

6Avocado Platform Sneakers



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



 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



Fluoro chunky kicks that were made for the ‘gram.

9Intruder Trainers



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



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



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

12Addict Leather Colorblock Sneakers



Perhaps the dad sneaker trend is more palatable in pastel?

13ASOS Dodger Sneakers




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



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



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

16Sambarose Sneakers



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

17Eclypse Sneakers