5 Sneakers You Need In Your Summer Rotation

  • adidas SL Loop Runner

    adidas Originals SL Loop Runner


    The Loop Runner is the continuation of the SL 72’s legacy. Lightweight and casual, these are the perfect shoes to wear when you’re traveling, doing errands, hanging out on the town, or just relaxing.

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  • Nike Air Tech Challenge II


    One of the most revered silhouettes in Nike’s history — courtesy of legend Tinker Hatfield — this shoe stays pretty close to the formula that worked so well in the 1990s. Andre Agassi‘s best signature sneaker is a must for any collector.

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  • Nike Roshe Run


    Similar to the Loop Runner, this is the ultimate summer shoe because of its versatility. You don’t need socks, and you can wear it with anything, shorts or jeans.

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  • Nike KD7

    Nike KD 7

    *will be releasing at Champs this Saturday

    Kevin Durant’s latest signature is probably going to be his best one yet. With a stylish strap, and a lightweight feel designed for on-court action, make sure you get to the YMCA with these on for some good pickup games.

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  • adidas OG Stan Smith

    adidas Originals Stan Smith


    Always a classic, no matter when or where, the Stan Smith is a great sneaker to wear to cookouts, out to a casual dinner, or to the bar. It’s simple, comfortable, and stylish. For a low-cut, it looks great with jeans.

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  • adidas SL Loop Runner
  • Nike KD7
  • adidas OG Stan Smith

The summer is the best time of the year for breaking out your sneaker heat. For me, sometimes I’ll keep shoes on ice all year long, waiting for the weather to clear. There’s nothing more satisfying than busting out some deadstock heat and watching all the eyes around you do double-takes.

Fortunately for those of you who aren’t Internet savvy, we’re going to help you out. Here are five sneakers everyone needs in their summer rotation. Whether it’s playing ball, hitting the mall, or just relaxing, these are must-haves for the rest of July and August. Thankfully, all of them can be found now (or very soon) at Champs Sports. Get shopping.

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