From sneakers to slides, there’s an option for you this summer. 

Summer is here, and with it comes warm weather and long days. When it comes to active days, choosing the right footwear is essential. A breathable shoe is always a good choice, allowing for airflow and comfort all summer. Whether choosing a well-ventilated sneaker or a beach-ready slide, we’ve chosen four shoes perfect for the occasion below. 

New Balance 1906R x Aimé Leon Dore

Fusing the menswear-meets-streetwear vision of New York City’s Aimé Leon Dore with New Balance’s support-focused designs has brought us the 1906R x Aimé Leon Dore. Inspired by the running shoes of the early 2000s, the ALD 1906R offers a blend of cushioning and durability thanks to a suede and mesh construction ensuring breathability no matter the temperature. Cushioning underfoot offers impact protection for any activity this summer. Of course, no ‘00s shoe would be complete without a hit of retro branding, and this fashion-meets-function collaboration is no different, featuring a nostalgic New Balance logo on the side wall, complemented with ALD accents to the tongue. 

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Nike Air Force 1 Low ‘07

As iconic as it is practical, the Nike Air Force 1 is the all-rounder you can rely on. First released in its high-top iteration in 1982, it was the first basketball sneaker to incorporate Nike’s Air technology into its design. 

In its most popular low-top colourway, the Triple White Air Force 1 is a versatile sneaker that can be worn with several outfits, even when the weather heats up. A perforated toe box maintains airflow alongside other sporting features, such as a padded collar and sweat-wicking lining to provide all-weather wearability.

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Crocs Pollex Clog x Salehe Bembury Stratus

Esteemed footwear designer Salehe Bembury has worked on projects for Yeezy and Versace. For his partnership with Crocs, he has channelled his breadth of experience into transforming the iconic Crocs mule into a streetwear go-to. 

Exaggerated ridges form part of an upper reminiscent of Bembury’s fingerprints to offer something unique. Ventilation points are positioned at high-heat areas of the midsole to keep you cool throughout the summer. A removable heel strap allows for a customisable fit for optional support when you need it the most. 

For an original take on a practical summer shoe, look no further than the Crocs Salehe Bembury Stratus.

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Yeezy Slide Pure 

A modern classic that is instantly recognisable. The Yeezy Slide Pure fuses conceptual design with everyday versatility to create the perfect balance of style and function. 

Beyond the easy-styling options afforded by its neutral colourway, the Yeezy Slide offers breathability and comfort through an open-toe construction. Traction is provided through an exaggerated tread pattern with comfort covered by an EVA foam midsole. 

Whether worn as the polishing touch to your off-duty outfit or as a poolside go-to, the Yeezy slide is a breathable shoe you will turn to again and again in the summer months. 

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