8 Reasons Why Sneakerheads Love the Summer

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    Great weather

    There is not a better mix than having great weather and extra time on your hands. The summer is all about good vibes and leaving your house as much as possible to enjoy the weather. The heat can get too overbearing in some places but it is important to be rocking the best gear to defeat the heat. I recommend grabbing a pair of all-white kicks and wearing light-fitted shirts.

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    Beach, Barbecues, and Pool Parties

    Hitting up the beach, attending a BBQ or going to a pool party are just some of the ways to cool out during the summer while having a good time with your friends. It is the perfect opportunity to wear your new outfits and showcase your kicks.

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    Summer releases

    What makes the summer stand out more often than the other seasons throughout the year are the sneaker releases. We have already seen some massive releases like the Air Jordan “True Red” XI Lows and the return of the “Hare” Jordan VII. But there is still some heat on the way, such as the adidas Ultra Boost “White” and the Nike “Rose Gold” collection that will be releasing throughout the next couple of months.

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    Mall trips

    One of the best parts of the summer is definitely heading to the mall to shop and spending the majority of the day there. One underrated aspect about the mall is that it is a place to stay cool during the heat.

    Without going outside, there is a lot of things you can do, whether that is shopping, eating food or catching a flick at the movies. Hitting up the mall is one of the best activities to do during the summer.

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    Summer basketball

    Whether you are heading up to Rucker, Dyckman, traveling around the country with an AAU team or just hooping in your local park, there is nothing like summertime basketball.

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    Having a great collection of kicks doesn’t necessarily entail that you are the most stylish guy in the room. Sneakers are just a percentage of your fit and what matters is what you are going wear along with them to help you standout from the crowd. Some guys forget about that and think they can get away with rocking a pair of fire kicks and throwing on anything. Truth is, we are in the era of sneakerheads. With so many releases and people running out to buy kicks, it is your job to try to be different from the crowd and make your new additions standout more with some proper attire.

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  • Nike Air Huarache White

    You know those white kicks in your closet you couldn’t wear in the fall or the spring? Well it is time to bring those out because the summer is the best time to wear your white sneakers without worrying about Mother Nature. There are plenty of solid options out there, especially the all-white Nike Huaraches and white-on-white AF1s. And this isn’t to say you limit your rotation to only white sneakers. It is also a great time to wear some sneakers that have a lot more color than usual.

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    Last year was kind of an off year in hip-hop but this summer there is no shortage of upcoming releases that will have your headphones rocking. With guys like Drake, A$AP Rocky, and Meek Mill all dropping albums, there should be enough heat to get you through the next couple of months.

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  • LeBron James Nike Sportswear
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  • A$AP Rocky rapping on stage

The summer is one of the best times of the year. School is out and unless you are working a summer job or have an internship, odds are that you have more time to hang out with friends and relax. It is also one of the most crucial times to be a high school athlete and elevate your game to the next level.

It is also important to be rocking the latest gear and following the style trends of the season to make a name for yourself on and off the court. Back in high school, I remember saving every penny I got to buy a couple pair of kicks to rock for the summer. There is nothing better than buying a fresh pair of Air Force Ones or a pair of Stan Smiths right before the break hits.

Every season can make its claim as the best time to be a sneakerhead but there is something about the summer that is different. During the months of May through mid-September, the sneaker releases are on another level.

There are plenty of things that will keep you active and out of your house during much of the time. From styling at pool parties to easier weekend/mid-week releases to the colorways to perfect weather to everything else, summer is a big time for sneakerheads everywhere. We all love it because it provides the platform for us to showcase everything we have in our closet without having to worry about bad weather. Here are 8 Reasons Why Sneakerheads Love the Summer.

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