Don’t these well-worn sneakers take you back to the summers of your childhood? We all had a pair. By August, they smelled like adventure and every creek and mud puddle we unsuccessfully hopped, and looked ready for the trash, but we swore we’d never throw them away.

Do you still wear summer shoes? I hope you do! Tell me where they’ve taken you so far, will you?

Vans found here.

P.S. — I’m currently in St. George, Utah (the hot, hot desert) and last night, a rain storm came through. What luck! Desert storms are amazing — the scent was so distinctive, my entire childhood came rushing at me.