Summer means tearing off your trousers and sweatshirts in favour of shorts and tees. But what of your trainers? Have you sorted your seasonal sneaker switch-up yet? Yeah, of course, you could keep rocking the same footwear that took you through the cooler months, but now it’s high summer, you’re running the risk of turning your fave trainers into steamy little eco-systems. Probably a smart idea to cast an eye over the coolest breathable kicks on the market right now, then…
THE BEST BREATHABLE TRAINERS
By Chris Sayer, 19 July 2018
from 68 years back, but now with the added bonus of a cooling, adaptive, ultra-light and mega-comfortable sock-like upper. Yeah, we’re not taking ours anywhere near the five-a-side pitch either.
adidas Originals Samba Primeknit Sock trainers, £90
but we think they look their freshest in straight and simple white. The 247s are so light and breathable that you can even go sockless with zero risk of going full foot-swamp in there. That's what we call a game-changer.
As your dear Ma would say, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. And, of course, she’d be bang on (we would never dare argue with your mum). Case in point: these classic Converse Chuck Taylor All Star ’70, in hardwearing yet breathable canvas, with added sweat-proofing courtesy of the two clever little ventilation holes near the inside soles.
Fun fact: you can also use these holes to lace up your shoes more snugly, which over time helps them mould to your feet for the perfect fit. Who knew?
of limited releases (like the dead-nice, super-rare Belgium pack), making these an absolute banger of an option, no matter if it’s the 10km finishing line or the pub garden you’re running for.