The 13 Best Knit Sneakers Everyone Will Buy This Summer

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If we could pick one pair of sneakers that checks off all our search criteria in terms of the perfect summer footwear—one that's comfortable, lightweight, airy—it'd be knit sneakers. The knit variation provides the support of good running shoes (oftentimes featuring cloud-like soles) combined with the comfort of a new pair of socks—a match made in shoe heaven if you ask us. What's more is that the knit upper material allows for proper and constant ventilation, but best of all is that many of the styles can actually be worn sans socks, which is truly ideal for summertime. Now, when sporting these cool kicks, one thing's for certain: Your feet won't overheat when it's unbearably hot and humid outside, so if you haven't already done so, it's high time to stock up on the best knit sneakers on the market.

As for styling? The sneakers lend themselves well to any look. Team the streamlined, sock-like kicks with a maxi skirt–and-bodysuit pairing, your trusty jeans and a casual tee, or an LBD. Regardless of how you choose the wear these ideal summer shoes, you (and your feet) will look and stay cool. Ahead we've rounded up 13 of the best knit sneakers that are as stylish as they are practical, so stock up now and wear on repeat.