The summer is a great time to be a sneakerhead. It’s especially exciting for the younger ones in the culture. During the school year, you never have enough time to work a job and make some cheddar. But during the summer, the paychecks are coming in and you’re looking to cop every big sneaker release that comes out.

For the growing influence of females in the sneaker culture, the warm months take on an added twist, as well. Whereas a guy’s outfit stays relatively the same all year, the girls are constantly switching things up. During the summer, they have to be alert on what’s popping and what isn’t. Plus, with so many more women getting involved, the stakes and expectations are raised for everyone from Cali to Florida to across the ocean.

Just look at @lovetasha as proof for the growing influence of female sneakerheads. Natasha Tsuji has more game than just about anyone.

We caught up with @lovetasha to talk about which four sneakers this summer are the ones she always needs in her rotation. Ladies, if you’re looking to upgrade your street swagger this summer, make sure you’re paying attention. No one does it better than this sneakerhead right here. Here is Sneaker Influencer @LoveTasha on the 4 Shoes Every Girl Needs in the Summer.

 

NIKE AIR HUARACHE
“It is almost as if these classics were created with summer in mind, especially in bright colors and with loud graphics. The combination of the back thermoplastic heel strap and neoprene sock hold your feet in comfortably. Definitely comes in handy on countless summer adventures. These will look great on an island getaway or a trip to the coast with sunny weather.”

AIR JORDAN III (White Cement, True Blue, or Infrared)
“Keeping them alive in 2015, even though they went back to the vault in 2014 (crossing fingers for a remastered version soon!). Pretty much every sneaker collector or fashion forward individual recognizes the Jordan III silhouette, not to mention the classic elephant print. The white colorway contrasts nicely to make this a staple to match with shorts, tank tops, and bikinis alike. From the sunny days to hot summer nights, I can’t help but have IIIs in my summer rotation.”

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NIKE SB DUNK HIGH/LOW PRO “DIAMOND “With such an iconic sneaker colorway, it’s hard not to rock these babies this summer. The ‘tiffany’ blue is subtle enough to go with your denim shorts, yet the color still ‘pops’ enough to match your brighter outfits. Either way, stand out among the rest with diamond Dunks on your feet.” ADIDAS YEEZY BOOST 350 “This summer’s hottest drop (until Kanye‘s second release of the Boost 350 in black). As seen sported by the fashion icon Kardashian-Jenner family, the Boosts are more than a fashion statement. They are also some of the most comfortable shoes in my collection, thanks to adidas’ Boost technology. If you can’t get your hands on a highly coveted pair of Yeezy Boost 350s, then def try to go for an Ultra Boost that utilizes the same amazing technology for support and comfort.”

💎 Hi & Low #LoveForMyKicks

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