Low-cut Chucks just not low enough for you and your summertime attire? Peep these new Converse Chuck Taylor Coast Sneakers ($40). Sporting a "super-low" profile and dyed canvas, they offer a relaxed, slightly distressed look, which should go well with a uniform of shorts and tees.
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.
It's not often you find a pair of Nikes completely devoid of swooshes, but that's exactly what we have here with these Nike Steve Alan Blazer Sneakers ($95). Given an upscale treatment of a lightweight black canvas upper with leather interior lining, these monotone white on black kicks also feature a side zipper for easier slip on, a herringbone-patterned outsole, and a little added rubber on the toe to avoid stubs.