In this weather, if one is about to wear close-toed shoes and sneakers, breathable mesh and canvas are often the only way to go. But for sneaker purists who do love themselves a good pair of leather kicks, perforation is key to surviving in the heat. Sure, Nike SB has some Stefan Janoski with cooling perforation (not to mention the boat shoe silhouette is quite perfect for summer lounging), but for urbanites seeking something a little different, the chukkah inspired and very popular Nike Toki ND is a fresh choice for wearing with tailored khaki shorts that hit a little below mid-thigh (apparently the perfect cut this season--baggy and hanging is definitely out).
Since simplicity trumps all in the summer and excess only feels like baggage, the new Nike Toki ND is clean in all white, save the perforation and circumventing red stripe that go around the soles. The sneakers are currently available from Shaolin on ebay. via: SN