Running in the summer, especially the kinds we face in India, can be quite a task, even for the more experienced among the lot.

Runners also have to counter soaring temps, high humidity, energy-sapping sun and dehydration. Honestly, it can leave you feeling drained.

Choosing well-ventilated and light apparel and gear is more essential than ever in the summer. You don’t want to deal with blisters, rashes, smelly feet, and excess sweating. These well-ventilated running kicks allow enough air circulation and breathability for your feet, and make for great summer companions.

Skechers GOrun 4
You may not immediately think of Skechers when considering running shoes, but this one deserves a look. It features a new upper, made from a circular knit, is supportive where necessary and new foam in the sole delivers a springier ride. The thin, stretchy upper mesh hugs your feet for that oh-so-comfortable ride.

Adidas Adizero Feather 2
Part of Adidas’ minimalist line, the Adizero Feather is fast and incredibly light on your feet at only 0.35 pounds. Designed for maximum comfort, the breathable air mesh upper keeps your feet from overheating while its Sprintweb technology helps reduce moisture and increase durability. The responsive (and removable) EVA foam insole offers supreme cushioning as well as an anatomical fit, while the rubber outsole provides lasting resilience against all kinds of surfaces.

New Balance Fresh Foam Vongo
This is one of those shoes that’s designed to reduce excess inward rolling. The base is wide, straight, and flared in the forefoot for support. The Fresh Foam under the arch makes for a firmer midsole firmer and a comfortable ride. You also don’t get that abrupt transition when typically joining two materials in the Vongo.

Pearl Izumi E:Motion Road N0 v2
This is an ultralight pair, and thus checks the first box when it comes to selecting summer shoes. Though not quite a barefoot shoe, it does have a very thin midsole, so it’s great for those who run with minimalist shoes in non-summer months, but would want just that extra padding for the hotter times. The smooth cushioning and a small heel lift, also add to the minimalist look.

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