Beating the heat is the main objective this time of the year, we know that. Sneaker Report hit up Agenda in Long Beach to peep the latest technology and freshest looks to keep you cool for the remainder of the season. Check out The Perfect Skate Shoes for Beating Summer Heat.
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No. 6 - Diamond Footwear Diamond Cut
The Diamond Cut features a low profile which lets your ankle breathe and it's made of 8 0z canvas which is not only more durable, but also helps air flow throughout the fabric. It's extremely lightweight and the vulc outsole is made to handle destruction.
No. 5 - C1rca Spinnaker
Moccasins are the kind of shoes you often see people wearing in the summer time, with bare feet and C1rca one-upped the traditional leather moccassin design in favor of a canvas one. It also features a cork insole which absorbs shock and moisture.
No. 4 - adidas Mark Gonzales
This shoe's canvas upper is thinner than what you'd find on a Converse Chuck Taylor, but it's manufactured better, so it has a fit that is made for not wearing socks. It's got laces but the feel of a slip-on, and like slip-ons this is quite breathable.
No. 3 - DC Mike Mo Capaldi S
Mike Mo is a fan of basketball and that's where the inspiration for the mesh tongue and perforations on the medial side come from. Not only does this shoe feel good, but the vents help your feet feel less sweaty. The cupsole is entirely EVA, a lightweight material, which not only makes the sole last long but adds to the durability and dryness. Shoes that don't weigh much typically don't generate as much heat.
No. 2 - Converse Skate CTS
This is a classic looking shoe because it sort of looks like the Chuck Taylor and much like it's predecessor the Skate CTS is made of all canvas, which is known to keep the body cool in hot temperatures. That rugged vulc outsole protects your feet well especially with a lunarlon insole, which helps keep feet cool too.
No. 1 - Emerica G6
This shoe features a cold air intake system that has mesh on the medial side for ventilation. The upper has one panel covering the ollie area and toe box making it more durable.