The summer heat can be an oppressive mistress. Around this time of the year, mercury can reach temperatures that make you think twice about wrapping unnecessary inches of footwear technology around your hooves. Unless you want to have Here Comes the Hotstepper as a personal theme song this season, let us suggest some alternatives to conventional footwear that will help you “put the heat on your feet”, without subjecting your feet to — you know — actual heat.

Click through our gallery of breathable sneakers above, and shop the links below.

Adidas Originals Stan Smith Primeknit

Nike Kaishi

Generic Surplus Borstal 

Nike Free Flyknit 3.0

Puma Suede Deconstruct

Greats Brand The Bab

Nike Free Flyknit Chukka

Adidas Y3 Yoji Boost

Puma Future Disc Blaze

Nike Hyperdunk 2014 — coming July 16th

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