Plenty of things are on hold this summer: barbecues, parties, big group beach days. Not hitting pause: a steady drip of bright, slightly kooky, legitimately fun-to-wear summer sneakers. And this week is stacked with top-of-the-line summer drops—groovy collaborations between luxury label Kenzo and Vans, and another from vintage-collector-turned-designer Sean Wotherspoon and Asics. Plus, there’s an eye-catching runner from the French house Lanvin, and Nike is dropping a pitch-perfect colorway of one of its latest new-retro hits.
The California-inspired collection from Kenzo and Vans goes heavy on lively prints and giant flowers. The duo has picked some of the footwear brand’s most iconic styles—the Old Skool and the Sk8-Hi—and have dressed things up with a loud, acidic touch that’ll turn heads—or just look really good with a pair of bright Patagonia Baggies and tall white socks.