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Summer sneakers that tick all the boxes

What defines the perfect summer athleisure shoe? Does it need to be extra light and cool? Or should it be able to take a pounding, something that works as well on your daily runs around town as it does at a braai?

Olympic International’s new styles for summer are absolutely gorgeous. With various styles to choose from, the exciting design is blended with the best technologies to offer you comfort, performance and good looks – including the latest sneaker trend of mixing soles and uppers. With all that’s on, you’ll want to stock up on them en masse.

Favourites include the Icarus, Eclipse, Surge, Zone, Rapture, Peak, Midas, Flash and Achilles.

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If you’re into fashion, the Icarus is the shoe for you. With its sporty fly-knit upper and durable phylon sole, this shoe is comfortable and light. It has a padded collar for extra comfort, Strobel construction for flexibility as well as a replaceable inner sock. Available in grey and yellow, or blue and charcoal for men and charcoal and mint or grey and charcoal for women, these shoes are bound to grab attention wherever you go. (Available in sizes 3 to 8 for ladies, R499; Sizes 6 to 11 for men, R549.)

The Eclipse for women is a casual everyday trainer, featuring a breathable fly-knit upper, fine centre support and a light-weight phylon and durable TPR outsole. Simple and stylish, this shoe is designed for all-day comfort. Available in navy blue and pink, or charcoal, we’ll happily take a bet that you’ll be wearing them every other day this season. (Available in sizes 3 to 8, R449.)

The Surge for women is a fabulous fashion trainer in trendy summer colours. The sporty fly-knit upper and padded collar ensures comfort and will keep your feet cool. The phylon sole offers durability and Strobel construction flexibility. It also has a replacement inner sock. Perfect for every day, this shoe will help you make a striking and feminine statement. (Available in salmon or white in sizes 3 to 8, R529.)

Designed for those who enjoy being active, the Zone for women is a light-weight, athletic trainer in eye-catching mint or navy. Boasting a light-weight weave-knit upper, the shoe offers Strobel construction for extra flexibility and a lightweight phylon sole. Perfect for active gals, this shoe is available in sizes 3 to 8. (R529.)

The Rapture is a chic all-purpose trainer for girls about town. Boasting a breathable mesh upper and high-frequency welding for support, this shoe is both functional and on-trend. The phylon and TPR soles make it lightweight and durable, with Strobel construction for added flexibility. These shoes are perfect for all-day wear and activity and are available in designer monochrome. (Available in sizes 3 to 8, R549.)

The Peak is the perfect fit for men who are active and love the outdoors. Featuring a breathable mesh and PU upper, it offers low profile TPR outdoor sole with an aggressive tread pattern for extra grip and Strobel construction for added flexibility. Available in yellow and grey or red and grey, the sleek, stylish outdoor upper with the speed-lace feature will take you from morning to night, the mountain to the city. (Available in sizes 6 to 11, R499.)

The Midas for men is available in blue and orange or grey and red. Making a statement, these lightweight shoes are perfect for your daily run-around as well as the gym. It features a fashionable upper design with mesh and welded overlays, offering breathability and comfort. It has a padded collar for extra comfort and durable, lightweight phylon midsole and TPR outsole. It also has a replaceable sock and Strobel construction for extra flexibility. (Available in sizes 6 to 11, R549.)

The Flash for men is a top-end, lightweight trainer in trendy colours (black, orange and white or light grey, orange and white) with a hip upper PU design and PVC overlays, which offer breathability and comfort. The shoe features a phylon midsole and TPR outsole, Strobel construction for more flexibility and a replaceable sock. Perfect for most activities, this shoe is lightweight, good-looking and durable. (Available in sizes 6 to 11, R549.)

The Achilles for men comes in sporty colours with matching sole. The retro upper design with mesh and PU overlays offer breathability and comfort. The moulded phylon midsole and TPR outsole make it light and durable, and the Strobel construction ensures extra flexibility. The padded collar provides extra comfort. Available in white, turquoise, orange and black or white, cream, red and black, this is the ultimate everyday sneaker! (Available sizes 6 to 11, R549.)

Details: Visit www.botlonfootwearonline.co.za or www.olympic-sport.co.za

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