Summer’s here, and that means one thing for all the sneaker enthusiasts out there. It’s officially stunting season! (Cues “Hot Stepper”) With the dwindling attention to detail placed on outfit choice substituted for keeping cool and comfortable, the focal point of any ensemble now falls on your feet, and that focus is crucial. The season calls for loud prints and vibrant colors, or breaking out those coke white kicks you’ve been keeping on ice all winter.
Mass Appeal figured we’d make it a little easier when deciding to flex your hard earned dollars on a fresh pair, so we compiled some essential kicks suitable for any occasion in the scorching months ahead. Hyped collaborations will come aplenty in the near future, but the sneaks on this list are available for purchase right now. These are the kicks you need this summer.
Nike Air Force 1
There’s a reason some of the OG heads cop multiple pairs of all-white uptowns when the summer rolls around. Now we’re not advising you to go and blow your whole paycheck on 15 pairs of kicks, but these coke whites are a must for the summertime. Highs, mids, lows: whatever your preference, you can’t go wrong. Escobar put it best, “The hustler’s shoe, that’s what I’m accustomed to.”