Over the last few weeks, I’ve styled up my favorite white Birkenstocks and jumped into my love of fun, colorful sneakers. So why not follow those articles up with a roundup of both types of shoe? The very best of bright and sporty. So here we are.

Sporty Summer Shoes: Easy Sandals & Fun Sneakers

When I look at this post, it just makes me happy. Summer is soon approaching and sporty shoes are all I wear — easy, cool sneakers and cute sandals that aren’t precious or uncomfortable, and have a street or sporty vibe I love. If you’re into these styles too, I am here for you. Many of the shoes below are going quickly, so hop on over if you find one you like best. Let’s will summer to just get here already through our shoe choices, yes?

Colorful shoes may seem tricky to style, but they can be easily paired with a neutral outfit like the ones I shared here and here. Sometimes bright shoes seem like a real jump, but for those of us who have fairly neutral wardrobes to start with, colorful shoes really spark things up for this time of year. They offer some brightness that I think we need that these days, friends. EMBRACE THE COLOR with me. Have no fear though, if fresh white shoes are your jam, I’ve included some of those, too. They always say “summer”, don’t they? Let’s peruse…

Sporty summer shoes are on the mind -- cool sneakers & cute, comfy sandals that aren't precious & have a street style vibe. Birkenstocks, Converse, Vans...

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Our Fav Sporty Sandals & Summery Sneakers

01/ Teva Original Universal 90s Sandal – LOVE. Ordered! These will go fast. I’ve always been a fan of Tevas as that wear-all-summer-to-anything type of shoe (hi, I live in the NW), but these take them up a notch for realz. So cute. Will wear with that Leith tank dress I have in gray to pep it up! Ooh…or this black dress I love and found at Amazon (mine Nordstrom version is almost sold out). Overall, you’ll notice a few links to Free People in this roundup. They’re killing it on this sporty shoe front and are one of the only places to find some of these styles.

Sporty summer shoes are on the mind -- cool sneakers & cute, comfy sandals that aren't precious & have a street style vibe. Birkenstocks, Converse, Vans...

02/ Birkenstock EVA Arizona Sandal at Free People| at DSW – Everyone swears these are the most comfortable Birks out there. I have yet to try them, but I love that they’re a waterproof shoe (hard to find, usually) yet still very cool. White or bright pink is the question, though. These are selling out most places. Amazon has a few, too, but random sizes.

Sporty summer shoes are on the mind -- cool sneakers & cute, comfy sandals that aren't precious & have a street style vibe. Birkenstocks, Converse, Vans...

03/ Birkenstock Arizona Big Buckle Sandal – This color! LOVE. Look how amazing it is with the green pants, yes? Also perfect with faded black denim or cutoffs, blue denim, etc., I always treat mustard as an exciting neutral…try it! Free People seems to have the best stock in colorful Birkenstocks right now.

Sporty summer shoes are on the mind -- cool sneakers & cute, comfy sandals that aren't precious & have a street style vibe. Birkenstocks, Converse, Vans...

04/ Adidas Addilette Comfort – Maybe the sporty-est. Easy, comfy, and rad. I think these have been updated for comfiness from the heavier ones of the past.

Sporty summer shoes are on the mind -- cool sneakers & cute, comfy sandals that aren't precious & have a street style vibe. Birkenstocks, Converse, Vans...

05/ Chaco Chillos Slide – I’ve been eyeing these for weeks now. I loved some of the multi-color pairs that have since sold out, but I keep coming back to this fresh white pair. I want to try these out because the pics of them on look super cute (be sure to click through to see). Sliiiiightly orthopedic? Yes, but apparently that’s in.

Sporty summer shoes are on the mind -- cool sneakers & cute, comfy sandals that aren't precious & have a street style vibe. Birkenstocks, Converse, Vans...

06/ Gola Grandslam Mesh Sneaker: at Free People | at Amazon (in blush) at Amazon (in gray)

Sporty summer shoes are on the mind -- cool sneakers & cute, comfy sandals that aren't precious & have a street style vibe. Birkenstocks, Converse, Vans...

07/ Gola Daytona – These are just super fun and adorable. Lighten up all your black and gray for summer with these beauties.

Sporty summer shoes are on the mind -- cool sneakers & cute, comfy sandals that aren't precious & have a street style vibe. Birkenstocks, Converse, Vans...

08/ Vans Classic Slip-on in Floral – Yes to the yes.

Sporty summer shoes are on the mind -- cool sneakers & cute, comfy sandals that aren't precious & have a street style vibe. Birkenstocks, Converse, Vans...

09/ Vans Classic Slip-on in Black/White Check- At Nordstrom | At Amazon – Classic 90s wear. I have and adore these. Pair them with anything really, but they make summer dresses less precious…which is my favorite superpower of theirs.

Sporty summer shoes are on the mind -- cool sneakers & cute, comfy sandals that aren't precious & have a street style vibe. Birkenstocks, Converse, Vans...

10/ Converse Slip-on – Cool cool. Love the classic converse stripes here on a vans-style slip-on shoe. A little sporty and a little preppy. Like Keds got an upgrade, IMO.

Sporty summer shoes are on the mind -- cool sneakers & cute, comfy sandals that aren't precious & have a street style vibe. Birkenstocks, Converse, Vans...

11/ Tretorn Classics – These were popular when I was in high school for a minute. Speaking of preppy, you get all the classic tennis vibes with these.

Sporty summer shoes are on the mind -- cool sneakers & cute, comfy sandals that aren't precious & have a street style vibe. Birkenstocks, Converse, Vans...

12/ Ilse Jacobsen Tulip – at Nordstrom | at Amazon – I’ve never tried these but I know a lot of people love them (Linzi reviewed them here). They are borderline not quite sporty enough for my taste, but I keep going back and forth because of the fab reviews.

Sporty summer shoes are on the mind -- cool sneakers & cute, comfy sandals that aren't precious & have a street style vibe. Birkenstocks, Converse, Vans...

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Stay tuned for some rainbow-sandal goodness…I’ll style those babies up when I get them in. Any fun sporty shoes you’ve gotten recently that you love?

Focusing on shoes always helps for a minute, my friends. Thank you so so much for the continued support and kind words on our posts. The old brain is having all the trouble writing words these days, but when we read your lovely comments on how a bit of distraction is helping, it fuels us to keep creating content. I will continue to keep it real here and will try my best to keep those ideas flowing. Much love, y’all.

xo,

L

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Yes to all the Birkenstocks. I think I may get a pair of the Evas this year. I’m a super fun color. Also, I LOVE that Tretorns are having a moment! I loved them in high school and still do, apparently! I’ve seen a pair with tie dye accents that I’m obsessing over at the moment!

  2. Oh my gosh I love those colour block Tevas. Will have to investigate those! A couple of weeks ago I bought my second pair, but they’re plain white. Still love the freshness, though.

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