The Perfect Summer Sneaker Costs Less Than $100

 Photo: Allbirds

Photo: Allbirds

I've never gravitated to shoes for comfort. I'm perfectly comfortable wearing kickass shoes, but as I start planning for festival season, (a.k.a. summer), the idea of sporting a trusty, 90s-influenced combo of white sneakers and sundresses is awfully appealing.

When it comes to white kicks, I prefer the texture of the Adidas Yeezy Boosts to the smooth Adidas Stan Smiths—can we talk about how Adidas is slaying the sneaker market?—but I don't care to pay $200+ for second-hand Yeezys. The solution? These marshmallow-y confections from San Francisco-based Allbirds

To know Allbirds is to love Allbirds because they might actually be better than walking on cotton candy clouds. This natural white pair has everything I'm looking for. They've got texture. They're machine-washable. They don't require socks. And they're only $95 brand new.

 Photo: Allbirds

Photo: Allbirds

If you're spending hours on your feet at Coachella, BottleRock, Outside Lands, or wherever your travels may lead you, you don't want to play around with sub-standard sneaks. With these New Zealand wool runners, you don't have to. And if you're looking for a pop of color in your shoes, there's a limited edition lemon option that will bring new meaning to the idea of walking on sunshine.