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:
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.
Sometimes you just can't beat the classics. It'll be a white-hot summer with these iconic Adidas Men Superstar Foundations ($80).
Why not bring a little island flair to your everyday ensemble? Say aloha to the Clae Ellington textile sneakers ($90).
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.
While you're BBQing and fawning over fireworks, continue to make Uncle Sam proud with these patriotic Vanguards ($85).
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.
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).
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).
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.