One of the only knocks we've ever heard about the bulk of New Balance's sneaker lineup is their conservative appearance. That's not a problem with these New Balance Custom US574 Sneakers ($115). Made in America, these custom kicks allow you to alter the color of the sole, toe wrap, saddle, ankle wrap, mesh, tongue label, heel wrap, heel tab, embroidery, logo, lining, and laces, and let you personalize even further by adding your own message to the back of each shoe.
Our go-to summer sneaker now lets you be even lazier. The Vans Era Laceless ($42), a nice mix of the Era slip-on and the classic Authentic kicks, keeps the simple canvas structure and simply drops the laces. Choose from black, white, or red.