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The weather is heating up, and so too are sneaker releases. As summer gets underway, sports like running and tennis will enter the spotlight, so brands are preparing accordingly. This month, we'll see the arrival of some much-awaited footwear—and no, it's not just limited to running and tennis. From the iconic Airwalk ONE, to the soccer-inspired Nike Kobe 8 "Mambacurial," here are 10 Performance Sneakers We're Looking Forward to This June.

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Fila Sentinel

No. 10 - Fila Sentinel

Category: Tennis
Release Date: June 2013

Summertime means tennis—and lots of it. And as if we needed another reason to hit the court, in June, Fila will roll out its most advanced tennis shoe yet, the Sentinel. The Sentinel features a synthetic and mesh upper, as well as a lined collar for comfort. The shoe's Superaction midsole offers plenty of cushioning and shock absorption, as well as solid traction thanks to Fila's Evergrind technology.

$95

Asics Gel Flux

No. 9 - Asics GEL-Flux

Category: Running
Release Date: June 1, 2013

This month, Asics is set to add the GEL-Flux runner/trainer specifically for underpronators to mild overpronators. Complete with Asics' Guidance Line technology, as well as Gel units in the heel, the GEL-Flux offers the best of support and cushioning. The shoe features a springy SpEVA midsole for an extra bounce in your step.

$100

adidas by Stella McCartney Barricade

No. 8 - adidas by Stella McCartney Barricade

Category: Tennis
Release Date: June 1, 2013

For the ladies, adidas by Stella McCartney will release a special version of the Barricade tennis shoe worn most famously by Caroline Wozniacki. With the signature Stella McCartney touch, the Barricade fuses the best of performance and style to give female players an added boost of confidence on the tennis court this summer

$125

Omni 12

No. 7 - Saucony Omni 12

Category: Running
Release Date: June 2013

Saucony will roll out the latest installment of the supportive Omni series this month, with minor upgrades coming to an already solid running shoe. Along with more refreshing colorways, the Omni 12 will feature Saucony’s PowerGrid technology for enhanced cushioning and a better overall feel.

$120

adidas adipure crazyquick runner

No. 6 - adidas adiPure CrazyQuick 

Category: Running
Release Date: June 1, 2013

Making a switch from the basketball court to the running trail, adidas is quickly expanding its CrazyQuick outsole technology across a variety of platforms. The all-new adiPure CrazyQuick running shoe features a zonal outsole with deep flex grooves for, what else, flexibility. The shoe features a textile upper, complete with air mesh lining for enhanced ventilation.

$100

Kobe-1

No. 5 - Nike Kobe 8 "Mambacurial"

Category: Basketaball
Release Date: June 7, 2013

The Kobe 8 "Mambacurial" may look like a soccer boot, but at the end of the day it's still made for the hardwood. Modeled after the Mercurial Vapor IX cleat, the Mambacurial is the perfect shoe to curb Kobe's soccer appetite. As for performance, you already know what you're getting.

$150

Airwalk ONE

No. 4 - Airwalk ONE

Category: Skateboarding
Release Date: June 4, 2013

This month, a legend will be re-born, as Airwalk gets set to re-release the iconic ONE skate shoe first debuted back in 1993. Featured in a durable blue suede upper, the ONE features a fully molded grippy rubber cupsole that never goes out of style.

$60

Brooks Glycerin 11

No. 3 - Brooks Running Glycerin 11

Category: Running
Release Date: June 1, 2014

Boasting a fresh look, along with upgrades under the hood, the Glycerin will be back for its 11th edition in Spring 2013. Designed for neutral runners, Brooks Running has done away with the midfoot shank seen in previous models to optimize ground contact and provide an overall smoother ride.

$150

Saucony Ride 6

No. 2 - Saucony Ride 6

Category: Running
Release Date: June 1, 2013

Amongst the upgrades featured in the Saucony Ride 6 include a an enhanced upper for better forefoot fit, as well as a more flexible outsole. Runners will be relieved that Saucony is keeping the 8mm heel-to-toe differential, and the triangular lugged pattern on the outsole that has been incorporated in many of the top Saucony models.

$110

UA SpeedForm

No. 1 - Under Armour SpeedForm

Category: Running
Release Date: June 2013

This month, Under Armour will be looking to completely re-define what a running shoe looks like, as the brand gets set to roll out the NASA-inspired SpeedForm. The ultra-light racing flat features a seamless, stitch-free upper that fits like a sock, and comes with a one-piece heel cup reinforced with a synthetic overlay for some structural integrity. This one could be a game changer.

$100

Gurvinder Singh Gandu is a New York City-based writer with west coast roots. A resident wear-tester for Sneaker Report, and contributor to Complex Media, follow him @GurvinderSG for the latest in performance footwear and gear.

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