The White Canvas Sneaker Is the Ultimate Summer Shoe
Here are 11 great brands and styles, and the best seasonal occasions for each
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The canvas sneaker is a summer necessity. It’s lightweight and breathable while still being rugged and durable enough to last the season. It’s also incredibly easy to clean (you can run them through the washer — but NOT the dryer) and doesn’t get damaged by moisture.
Canvas sneakers also embody a certain summertime insouciance. They represent a cool, casual and collected vibe that, per this humble editor’s opinion, will never fall out of style.
Given the canvas sneaker’s ubiquity, it’s no surprise that there’s an incredibly diverse range of brands and styles available, each embodying a different archetype or subculture.
So to help you navigate all those options, we’ve laid out our 11 favorites below, along with the location or occasion with which each one pairs best.
For Your Coastal European Vacation:Superga Cotu
For Your Summer Weddings: Koio Capri
For Your Trip To The Cape: Sperry Striper
For Your City Adventures: Converse Chuck Taylor
For Your Dinner Party: Converse Jack Purcell
For Your Summer Concerts: Nike Janoski
For Your Sporting Event Attendance: Adidas Nizza
For Your Yacht Trip: Seavees Legend
For Your Country Club Visits: Tretorn Nylite+
For Your Carribbean Vacation:Veja Wata
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