During the casual days of summer, a pair of sneakers can dress down a lightweight cotton suit or add a pop of color to jeans — but you've got to do it right. "Blend business with casual and vice versa," says Rian Pozzebon, head designer for Vans. Wear clean, restrained sneakers with a summer suit — no Air Jordans with a pinstripe — and larger basketball sneakers with more understated basics. With that in mind, here is our guide to summer's best classic skaters, slip-ons, hi-tops, and boat shoes.
Salvatore Ferragamo Low Tops
The luxe quality and Italian craftsmanship of Ferragmo's iconic leather dress shoes is also applied to these sneakers, making them a durable investment piece that will last for years and years in your closet. The good thing about a red sneaker this season? You don't even have to match it to anything in your outfit — a pop of red color is the perfect game changer for spring. [$480; ferragamo.com]