Is your idea of summer fun powering up a mountain path instead of diving into the sea? Well, it’s an equally fun way to get a tan going this season! Unlike beachwear though, being decked out in trail shoes doesn’t sound very cool, but we’re getting there if the rise of chunky sneakers is anything to go by. The main choice is either a lowkey colored pair like the Asics GEL-Scram 3:
Or a bright runner like a Hoka One One Gaviota:
But you can make both styles work with these five key additions.
1) Vansydical Sports Shorts
The whole layered tights-and-shorts setup is good because it makes you feel athletic AF, but go too far with aping sports looks and you’ll end up like Anton Roxas and his hoodie Melo brouhaha. These Vansydical shorts come with an integrated tights layer underneath that peek out just enough to provide that compression gear aesthetic to set your trail shoes off.
P899, Vansydical PH
2) Atsui Daisuke Pants
In our opinion, denim is an absolute no fly zone for trail runners. And probably slacks and trousers as well—unless you are a style god who can pull that sort of mega cuffed hobo look—so get a neat pair of joggers for your off-trail exploration needs.
3) Uniqlo x JW Anderson Pocketable Parka
The heat index may be peaking at 40 degrees, but we can’t help but pine after these lightweight parkas from Uniqlo’s latest designer collab. Their strong color block scheme is exactly what trail shoes and their wild colorways need as support. You can probably get away with it by throwing on a plain white tee and going for the single layer setup. While at the mall. At night.
4) adidas BB Track Pants
If you went for a colorful pair of trail shoes, then a whole new world of bold retina-scorching combos awaits. Cop a pair of super blue or red pants like these and make sure to take plenty of fit pics because we don’t think others will.
5) RUNNR Burst Socks
A good pair of socks is essential for a proper run, but they also provide a healthy dose of form to go with the function. These highlighter-toned RUNNR socks are so bright they may even help others see you at night.