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Top 10 Sneakers for Summer ’13

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Every season has signature releases and sought after sneakers that sneakerheads and occasional shoppers alike try to add to their collection in a never-ending hunt to perfect their closets. The summer usually has the hottest drops, making it the best time for sneaker shopping and showing off your footwear. That said, here is a list of our top ten sneakers of summer 2013. This list was compiled by popularity on the streets and a mix of our own favorites (in no particular order).

To start off our list are the Reebok Shaqnosis. Back from ’95 and hypnotizing the sneaker culture into a past life regression in remembrance of the damage Shaq caused on the court; this sneaker is offered in a few colorways but we chose the blue and black model of the Shaqnosis for a perfect summer day or night:

Reebok Shaqnosis Blue and Black

Next is the Nike Flyknit Racer; these sneakers quite possibly owned the summer despite being released in 2012. New colorways and versions continue to be released making these a hot commodity and one of Nike’s greatest inventions: flyknit technology. Spotted daily, these kicks definitely deserve a spot on the list:

Nike FlyKnit Racer

Kevin Durant has already made a name for himself on the court and now he is making a name for himself on the streets. On his 6th sneaker release these KD VI‘s sparked conversation forcing people to consider Durant’s sneakers as ‘must cops. The Sonic Yellow and Midnight Navy come together beautifully to create an instant eye catcher. The sneaker has since seen a few colorways and have become a popular custom item on Nikeid.com:

Nike KD VI

Camo prints are very popular lately and floral print is a summertime standby. These Stefan Janoski SB’s display a floral digi-camo print for a cool colorway. Perfect for anyone looking to add something different to their outfits:

Nike SB Stefan Janoski Digi-Floral

A summer would not be complete without a pair of classic Vans. Therefore, the Vans Authentic are a must-have for your feet:

Vans Authentic

Another sneaker that created a lot of buzz this summer were the Nike Air Foamposite ‘Army Camo’ edition. The Army camouflage paint job was accented by sparks of volt green and a rubber gum sole:

Nike Air Foamposite Army Camo

One of our favorites are the Reebok DMX Run 10. Originating in 1997, these sneakers feature a simple black, white, and grey silhouette for a clean and comfortable look. These Reeboks make for a great pair of everyday kicks:

Reebok DMX Run 10

One of this year’s more popular foam releases include the ‘Sport Royal’ Nike Air Foamposite One. The Wolf Grey and Royal colorway dropped late June. We’ve seen a few pairs on the street but we’re convinced most of you are still hiding these in the box:

Nike Air Foamposite Wolf Grey Sport Royal

These Jack Purcells by Converse are a very clean and comfortable pair of sneakers, for your feet and your pocket; retailing at only $60 you can buy these sneakers without feeling guilty about burning a hole in your wallet:

Converse Jack Purcell

Last but certainly not least, are a pair of New Balance 998s. Summertime is made for long walks and bike rides so comfort is very important. One of the most comfortable, yet versatile, sneakers on this list are the 998. They go with almost any outfit and are a great go-to for the summer:

New Balance 998

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