It is, somehow, August, and yet it feels a little like summer has only just begun. But no matter what summer month it is, you’re going to need a pair (or two, or three) of summer sneakers—the kind of shoe you can wear every day, and that might be just a hair more advanced than the canvas beaters you’ve worn into the ground. Conveniently, this week is stacked with three grail-worthy collaborations to solve your problem. The first is between Vans and the cult-loved (and Tyler, the Creator cosigned) streetwear label Stray Rats. Then Reebok has not one, but two collabs on deck: one with New York designer Eric Emanuel and the other with the Los Angeles–based brand Pleasures. Helpfully, the three shoes cover just about all your sneaker bases, which means one should be a fit for your needs—and also that you’ve got an excuse to snap up all three.
Stray Rats x Vans Vault
Stray Rats has taken Vans’s Era and Old Skool styles and remixed the kicks with loud patterns and bold shades—not unlike what we usually see from Vans, but with a significantly amped-up edge. The collaboration feels perfect to wear through the tail end of summer—the shades of cardinal red and emerald green will transition straight into fall with ease.
Available on August 14 via Stray Rats
Eric Emanuel x Reebok
Reebok’s Club C is as classic a sneaker as it gets, beloved for its clean and timeless design. Enter Eric Emanuel, best known for splashing athletic shorts with a streetwear vibe. Similarly, the designer has given the decades-old shoe just enough of a modern tweak—the addition of a fuzzy and colorful terry cloth liner—to upgrade it from classic to covetable.
Available on August 14 via Eric Emanuel
Pleasures x Reebok
For Reebok’s second collaboration of the week, the shoemakers turn to Pleasures to revamp the 1970s-era Classic Legacy sneaker. Taking inspiration from the California desert, the brand decks the shoe out in earthy tones of beige, cream, and gray. The combination of neutral colors skews quiet, and the use of various materials on the upper keeps things from feeling boring. Plus, the puffed-up sole is more than enough to add interest.
Available on August 15 via Pleasures