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There are plenty of ways to enjoy your workouts in warm weather, but we all need to freshen up our shoes once in a while. Why not celebrate the energy and vibrancy of the summer season with bright and fun sneakers? Slipping on a new pair of sneakers can transform your mood and make you want to get up and go.
We’ve rounded up five of our favorite bright, lightweight and breathable summer sneakers that will inspire your workouts all season long. A bonus? They’re cute enough to pair with more casual outfits and for your neighbor’s BBQ.
Our 5 Favorite Bright and Cheerful Summer Sneakers for Women
Cole Haan ZERØGRAND Outpace 2 SL Running Shoe — $140.00
If you’re looking for a stylish running shoe, you can end your hunt with the Cole Haan ZERØGRAND Outpace 2 SL running shoes. These lightweight, breathable sneakers can be worn straight from your run to Sunday brunch or out shopping with friends.
Cole Haan’s exclusive cushioning foam dampens impact forces and provides energy return to give you that irresistible spring in your step. The Outpace 2 SL is suitable for low mileage runners looking for a functional and fun pair of running shoes.
Allbirds SWT Women’s Trail Runners – $150.00
Trail running shoes are often dull, muted shades of gray or brown. But the Allbirds Women’s Trail Runners SWT will be the bright, colorful shoes you need to brighten up your summer runs and hikes.
This shoe offers the traction and protection of a hiking boot with the comfort of a sneaker. With a water-repellent finish to keep your feet dry in the rain or mud, it’s made with signature Allbirds sustainable materials like sugar cane, recycled plastic water bottles and eucalyptus fibers.
New Balance Fresh Foam X 880v12 — $135.00
Your summer runs are about to get a whole lot flashier. The New Balance Fresh Foam X 880v12 is as fun as it is functional.
Designed for serious runners who rack up the miles, these running shoes feature a soft foam compound and a dual-layered midsole for optimal support and cushioning. The jacquard mesh upper is designed with strategic zones for support and breathability to keep your feet cool and happy no matter how hot the weather gets.
Reebok Nano X2 Women’s Training Shoes — $135.00
Running shoes are great for running and sometimes walking, but they’re not really designed to meet your needs for other types of workouts. For strength training or different types of cardio sessions that require more lateral movement, the Reebok Nano X2 women’s training shoes provide comfortable, durable support for movement in all directions. These bold and vibrant shoes come in all sorts of fun colors while providing all the stability, traction, and temperature control you want in an athletic shoe.
Our favorite part? The cheeky soles decorated with cartoons and puns. How fun is it? !
Hoka All Gender Bondi L Embroidery — $190.00
Hoka offers a wide range of fun, brightly colored running shoes that provide cloud-like cushioning mile after mile. But the Hoka All-Gender Bondi embroidery takes the cake with a retro look of real embroidery stitches.
This bright, summery running shoe has a pop color that just screams “Wear me!” The shoe itself has the ultralight EVA midsole and maximum cushioning that Hoka is known for. Who said you can’t have pretty shoes and run fast?
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