Ralph Lauren Elias Sun Washed Sneaker – $69.00 (reg. $95.00)
With the lines of a plimsoll and thick construction of a Jack Purcell, the Ralph Lauren Elias Sun Washed sneaker rules the high end of affordable summer sneakers. Is seventy bucks kind of expensive for canvas kicks? Yeah… but look at what you get:
Thick padding at the heel, textured toe, and metal eyelets. Polo badge at the back and tongue, washed and sunned canvas uppers, and a nifty bag to store them in.
Now they do come in three colors, but I’d ignore the grey. That color combination is too much like Vans or Etnies. The White will take you far into the fall, but the denim blue is strangely tempting as well.
On sale. Size availability depends on the color.