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Day after day you slide your feet into your sneakers and go about your business, subjecting them to dirt, dust, sweat, and the elements. The end result can be that your shoes become a swampy and sweaty breeding ground for bacteria — and now that summer’s practically here, you’ll need extra help keeping them moisture-free. The secret is finding sneakers made from breathable materials, like mesh, that allow air to circulate and wick away sweat, while being supportive and easy to slip into.
Keep scrolling to shop Woman’s World’s picks for the best breathable sneakers so you can put your best foot forward this summer.
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Breathable Sneakers Womens Converse Crochet
Converse Crochet Low Tops
The iconic Chuck Taylor sneaker gets a fun summer-friendly update with this sweet crochet fabric that lets your feet breathe.
Where to buy: $75, Amazon
Lightweight Breathable Sneakers
Cole Haan GrandPro Stitchlite Sneaker
Cole Haan's GrandPro Stitchlite Sneakers are a classic silhouette made from an airy and breathable knit fabric.
Where to buy: $63.58–$88.99, Nordstrom
Breathable Mesh Women's Sneakers
HKR Slip-On Mesh Sneakers
Slip-on shoes are great if you need to be out the door in seconds or if you have mobility issues and find it difficult to tie your shoes. HKR's mesh slip-on sneakers are stretchy enough to slide in and out of with ease. They also come with a removable insole for arch support so you can walk in them for hours without feeling pain.
Where to buy: $24.98-$36.98, Amazon
Breathable Summer Sneakers
BP Lace-Up Sneaker
Put your fashion foot forward with these leopard-print mesh sneakers from BP. The breathable fabric won't cause your foot to overheat, plus the pattern will add a pop of color to any old outfit.
Where to buy: $59.95, Nordstrom
Cheap Breathable Sneakers
Keds Kickstart Mesh & Jersey Sneaker
For a warm-weather shoe that's especially comfy, we recommend Ked's Kickstart Mesh & Jersey Sneakers. The memory foam insoles will cushion your feet so you can be active all day without pain.
Where to buy: $55, Nordstrom
Breathable White Sneakers
Dr. Scholl's Freestep Sneaker
If anyone knows how to make comfy shoes, it should be Dr. Scholl's. The Freestep Sneaker is a year-round shoe made of a breathable knit that keeps your toes cool in the summer and toasty in the winter.
Where to buy: $39.99, DSW
Breathable Waterproof Sneakers
Saguaro Lightweight Slip-On Sneakers
Saguaro's slip-on sneakers are waterproof, making them great beach and garden shoes. If they get dirty, simply hose them off!
Where to buy: $15.99-$19.99, Amazon
Best Breathable Sneakers
YILAN Breathable Sneakers
These lightweight sneakers are made of flexible material so they won't pinch your toes, even if you have wide feet.
Where to buy: $16.99-$29.95, Amazon
Breathable Casual Sneakers
Sperry Top-Sider Lounge LTT Slip-On Sneaker
For a sportier shoe, we love the Lounge LTT Slip-On sneaker from Sperry Top-Sider. The mesh fabric allows air to circulate in the shoe, while the memory foam footbed supports and cushions the foot all day long.
Where to buy: $49.99, DSW