With summer well and truly upon us, blue sneakers are once again ready for their moment in the sun. Cool, calming and versatile, blue has always been a fan favourite when it comes to trainers and it’s not hard to see why. From the softly powdered palette of Nike’s UNC to bright, bold hues, we’ve selected some of the hottest styles, including the Nike Dunk and the Air Jordan 4. Refresh your rotation now and get to know the four blue kicks destined for a place in your summer collection.

Air Jordan 4 Retro University Blue

Varsity colourways are a familiar fixture of Nike’s repertoire, but no colourway commands quite as much attention as University Blue. Tracing back to Michael Jordan, who famously sported the traditional colours of Alma Mater UNC, this light blue hue has since become synonymous with the brand. As seen on the Air Jordan 4 Retro University Blue, this sneaker dons the bright blue palette, contrasted by a speckled grey finish on the midsole and heel — perfect for making a statement this summer.

Nike Dunk Low Dark Marina Blue

Nike Dunk Low Dark Marina Blue giving you déjà vu? When it comes to breathing new life into old colourways, Nike is the master — and its update on the Royal Blue has once again hit the mark. Adding to the brand’s extensive portfolio of colours and designs, this kick comes with a Dark Marina Blue upper with Dutch Blue overlays for an ocean-inspired look that’s guaranteed to turn heads.

New Balance 550 Artist Pack Light Blue

It’s no secret that classic colourways and iconic silhouettes go hand in hand, and the New Balance 550 Artist Pack Light Blue is testament to this. Updating the original design with a splash of pastel blue, this sought-after sneaker presents a clean white base with hits of dark grey on the ankle and sole. A perforated panel allows air to flow freely around the foot, ideal for keeping you cool all summer long.

Nike Dunk Low University Blue

One of 2021’s most in-demand colour schemes from the Dunk collection, this latest addition is next to secure its place in the sneaker hall of fame. Dressed in blue and white, the Nike Dunk Low University Blue features heritage-inspired colour blocking, reminiscent of the original ’80s hoop shoe. Suitable for picnics, garden parties and pub gardens, put this Dunk at the top of your summer wish list.