Why don’t we start by discussing the distinction between “summer sneakers” and those which are worn in colder seasons? Aside from often being lighter both in weight or color, shoes for summer tend to possess fewer frills than the more statement styles we see people sporting in winter and fall. Furry lining? Forget about it. Prints and embellishments? See ya in September. The best reasoning I can come up with to explain this, quite honesty, is simply that it’s a vibe.
So now let’s get to the pairs that I expect (or rather, know) will be popular this coming solstice, which, by the way, is basically just one month away(!). Over the last few days, I sleuthed the world of Instagram to identify three main brands and, within them, certain styles of shoes that the most ahead-of-the-curve fashion girls are wearing right now. My conclusion was that despite the categories you’re about to see below being "virtually" everywhere, they haven’t even peaked yet, so if you’re looking to buy a tennis shoe or two for the coming months, this would be the time. To see which three brands made the cut and, of course, shop them along the way, just keep scrolling.