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Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

Seeking sporty summer sneakers

I've been pining more and more for easy summer sneakers lately (not slip-ons like this), and not just because I'm nursing an injured ankle and prefer more support.

The season's low-top sneaker craze seems ideal for finishing off casual looks for picnics, a day at the ol' ballfield, pedaling to the farmers market and other outdoor activities. Good news: There are affordable options.

You could go classic with Chuck Taylor Allstars ($50) and the many shades of Keds (red polka dots, teal, $40). Or you could do a cheap turn on the cream crocheted look from Payless ($16.99). During my reporting, I could not help but notice this not-so-cheap but oh-so-cute option from Kate Spade for Keds ($75). I also like these floral Bobs from Skechers ($46) and the grey starry Roxy sneaks at DSW ($36.95).

Speaking of Bobs (really, Skechers?), there are tons of options from Toms, the company that gives away a pair of shoes for each pair it sells (plus water and glasses now) and, in my mind, popularized the breezy loafer look.

Have you capitalized on this trend? Have savvy sneaker tips to share? We want to hear from you, so sound off below or tweet us @DealDivas.

[Last modified: Thursday, May 29, 2014 2:10pm]


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