With the summer comes a mandate that you stay fresh, especially in the sneaker department and all of your favorite brands know this. Whether you're a casual fan or sneakerhead, you've undoubtedly seen the sheer volume of sneaker releases that happen on a weekly basis, which may leave you wondering just what the summer has to offer. Simply put, the answer is a lot.

There is something out there for every budget and for the next few months you'll have several opportunities to use that hard-earned cash to treat your feet. Adidas, Air Jordan, Ewing Athletics, Nike and Asics make up the satisfying selections. Consider this gallery a crash course in what to sport and let us walk you through what you need to be stepping out in with the 20 Hottest Sneakers You Need for Summer.