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Our 9 Favorite Men's Sneakers for Summer

Start the season off on the right foot with a cool pair of kicks.

By Olivia Tinsley June 24, 2015

We all know that warmer weather calls for the donning of tank tops, but what do Seattle summer months mean for men's feet? Save the flip-flops for the beach, and opt for a fresh pair of sneakers. As the line between athletic wear and everyday apparel continues to blur, the beloved shoes are a functional and fashionable win. Once you slip 'em on, you'll be on-trend and equipped to tread the city pavement or safely complete your bike commute.

From punchy patterns to sleek silhouettes, there's no shortage of styles available at Seattle's go-to men's summer shoe destinations: Bait, Brooks, and Likelihood. Check out our favorite picks from each shop below:


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These Diadora 'Titan Bandana' sneakers ($105) are like a party for your feet. Stick with a solid get-up to let the sneaks steal the show. 


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Sometimes you just can't beat the classics. It'll be a white-hot summer with these iconic Adidas Men Superstar Foundations ($80). 



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Why not bring a little island flair to your everyday ensemble? Say aloha to the Clae Ellington textile sneakers ($90).

Brooks Running 

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Once the most popular running shoe in the ’80s, the Brooks Chariot sneaker ($90) now serves as a men's staple in the line's retro Heritage Collection. 

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While you're BBQing and fawning over fireworks, continue to make Uncle Sam proud with these patriotic Vanguards ($85). 

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And as you battle the increase of Pike Place tourists this season, bold hues of yellow and blue in this Vantage sneaker ($80) will help you stand out from the crowd.


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Nothing says vacation like lush, green palms. Take a proverbial trip to the tropics each time you slip on these PUMA Star x House of Hackney sneakers ($130).

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Steal inspiration from the brand's "California Dream" verbiage, and embrace the laid-back attitude emanating from these salt-washed granite gray Seavees 06/64 Legend Sneakers ($88).

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For those abiding by the "less is more" mantra, New Balance's CRT300VW ($75) kicks are sure to satisfy. Pops of blue add some spirit to the classic shoes. 

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