We preach style, of course, but part of that will always rely on practicality. Especially now, when utilitarian designs dominate the world of fashion and sneakers, the importance of practicality is at an all-time high when it comes to picking your wardrobe. And, as the weather warms up and outdoor life slowly returns to our routine, a pair of lightweight summer sneakers from adidas has never felt more appropriate.
Lightweight sneakers are a go-to during summer for obvious reasons — they tend to be more breathable, and more outdoor activity calls for a less rugged footwear option. But, as well as that, summer sneakers should be more streamlined in order to style with your lighter summer wardrobe. We’re all for a huge, chunky sole, but it can look seriously out of place when coupled with shorts and a Cuban-collar shirt.
So, enter adidas’ ever-perfect summer sneakers. From new-age favorites like the adidas Ultraboost 21 to undisputed classics in the Campus 80 and Gazelle, all styles fall under the Three Stripes umbrella.
The adidas Ultraboost has been around for a little less than a decade, but it’s secured a spot in the hall of fame. The most recent generation of the sneaker sees a redesign that focuses on performance, but this all-white Ultraboost 21 is up there with the cleanest summer sneakers for everyday wear, too.
In some ways, the adidas Nizza is the antithesis to the Ultraboost 21. Eschewing engineering and technology for utmost simplicity, this canvas runner in black and white is a carefree summer smash.
Keeping with the vintage style, we’re loving the adidas Campus 80s right now. In its Bold Gold colorway, this understated sneaker becomes a bright highlight to give your summer fits a pop of color.
We love Ultraboosts and we love adidas Climacool, so we really love the Ultraboost Climacool. Merging two adidas icons has, unsurprisingly, created something that looks a lot like a future icon.
The adidas 4D Fusio is a blazing selection for the summer. Complete with a 4D sole unit for wild comfort, semi-transparent mudguard, and bold, knit upper, the 4D Fusio is surprisingly lightweight and ideal for hot summer days.
It’s a performance runner, yes, but its slim profile and lightweight build make it a real option for everyday wear this season. With Boost cushioning to the forefoot and a rugged outsole, this runner falls into the utilitarian style that’s raging right now.
A Crew Yellow suede upper acts as the visual lead for the adidas Gazelle which fits our mood perfectly this season. As the adidas Samba steals headlines and celebrity foot space, the Gazelle is the underrated sibling for those who prefer the road less traveled.
A semi-transparent mesh upper and Carbitex carbon plate in the sole unit tell you all you need to know about the adidas Adizero Pro. It’s made for speed. But, to be honest, even if you’re lying in a park all day, the breathable uppers work a charm.
One of the Three Stripes’ lesser-known silhouettes, the Futurenatural looks to organic forms as inspiration for its flowing silhouette. A high sole unit offers support and comfort while the knit upper keeps your toes at the right temp when it matters most.
Our winter season was spent with bone-dry feet. Why? Because of adidas Winter.RDY. It’s no surprise that as the mercury rises, we’re reaching for the brand’s Summer.RDY offerings too. This lightweight SL20 will be one of our go-to summer sneakers with its high-tech, pastel visuals.
Adios sweaty feet. An ultralight upper adapts to your foot for premium comfort with breathability, so whether you’re on the hunt for summer sneakers for exercise or for style, the Adizero Adios 5 has you covered.
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