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From top left, clockwise: Toms, women's cordones, Urban Outfitters aztec print lace-up, 3.1 Philip Lim laser-cut lace-up and Marc by Marc Jacobs high top trainer. Courtesy photos.

Sure, we are all sorts of excited for sandal season, but as we prepare for those summer jaunts we're thinking those strappy numbers may not always cut the mustard: enter sneakers.

Refinery29 is on the same page, and we're not talking about gym-worthy trainers -- or Shape-Ups for that matter! While rubber-soled shoes are typically saved for the treadmill, this season designers and retailers took to the streets for fashionable and functional options.

So next time you're wearing your go-to sundress make for an edgy ensemble and add high top sneakers -- a style Taylor Tomasi Hill rocked during Fashion Week. Or ditch your summer flats and opt for brightly-hued slip-ons. Either way, your feet will thank you.

Head over to Refinery29 to check out more athletic options.

Meanwhile, if you're on the hunt for comfortable heels, look no further than this selection of hill-worthy shoes, with a little bit of help from our friends at Refinery29.