Summer is the season for al fresco dining, lemonade stands, and all kinds of minty-cooling-icy goodness. But that’s all about food. When it’s about the foot, one can’t help but want to put on some boat shoes or slippers for the blazing sunshine. For those who want something a little gentler on the foot with more cushioning, and yet are close-toed and able to protect one from dirty puddles on the sidewalk, slip-on sneakers inevitably turn out to be the city dweller’s new best friend in the heat. To make things even better, Steven Alan’s latest collaborative slip-on sneakers with Keds come in the basic summery shades that promise to go with every colored pair of shorts or t-shirt one might own. Featuring a light SA fabric and gum-colored cushioned soles, these Champion slip-on are probably the easiest thing to put on but the hardest to take off (because you might never want to take them off!). The collaborative sneakers come in two simple (thanks to Steven Alan’s rally for casual-sophisticated Americana) yet season appropriate colorways of navy and tan, and are now available online at Steven Alan, and specialty boutiques such as American Rag, Atrium and Bird. Trust us, any self-respecting man should have a pair of comfy slip-ons that will keep your soles from feeling stabby yet help you look effortlessly cool for your Sunday brunch date.