Winter is halfway over (at least in the Northern Hemisphere) and bright blue skies are far and few between. With Valentine's Day on the horizon, folks are slipping out of their more muted or even grayscale fits and finding more reasons to look better than ever. Of course, you can go the safe route and stick to monochrome sneakers, but if you're looking to change things up then a bit of color can take you far.
If all-black or neutral shoes are the equivalent of putting pep in your step, consider these colorful options the "knuck if you buck" of the sneaker world. From weatherproof silhouettes designed by Kiko Kostandinov to trusted classics from brands like New Balance and Maison Margiela, shop the best colorful sneakers below.
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Salomon XT-6 RECUT
By now Salomon has solidified itself as one of the best trail-ready sneakers in the market with arguably the best color blocking too. These retro XT-6s are a perfect example of the uniqueness the French brand brings to the table.
BAPE Sta #3 M1 Sneakers
Honestly, the only way to one-up your homie that swears white AF1s are the best sneakers ever is to stunt on them with these two-tone BAPE's.
Reebok Club C 85
There's no denying the feeling of slipping on a pair of fresh white Club C's on a summer day, but seeing how we're a few months away from that, these green ones should do just fine.
Marni x Carhartt WIP Slip-On Trainers
If Westside Gunn can get away with wearing these, then you can too. Besides, by the end of this year, this drop will be grailed and you'll be sorry you missed it.
New Balance M990AD2
In essence, most sneakers are comfortable but few have built a following as much as New Balance's 990 series. The Absorb outsole paired with the mesh and leather and upper works together flawlessly.
Rick Owens Leather High Sneakers
What these Rick Owens' lack in a plethora of colors, it makes up for by being way larger than any other sneaker you own.
ASICS HS4-S Gel-Sonoma 15-50 GTX
If you're in the market for colorful sneakers why not level up and make sure they're weatherproof? The GORE-TEX membrane ensures you can hike or run around the city during choppy weather with ease.
It's time to put those classic Stan Smiths down and unlock one of the final bosses from adidas' wide-ranging roster. Though the Hyperturf may be not a well-known silhouette, it was made to tackle the great outdoors and more.
Converse Chuck 70 Ox
Even if we somehow time-traveled to 2083, Converse will still be in style. The yellow canvas upper is just what you need to add some positivity to your winter sneaker blues.
Maison Margiela Replica Sneakers
Although these Replica's are the least colorful sneaker on this list, it's easily the one with the longest and most intriguing history behind them.
norda 001 M
We've previously labeled norda sneakers as Lamborghini's for your feet and for good reason, these hi-tech runners are precision engineered for speed. Their minimal design means that the shoes are equally suited for casual wear as they are for 10km runs, and this pair comes in a bright green hue dubbed "sulphur" for a colorful statement.
Nike x Tom Sachs General Purpose Shoe
There's been a lot of talk about how this sneaker is bland, with Tom Sachs even admitting it was made to be boring. However, in this yellow colorway, I'd argue it's a pretty fun shoe to look at.
HOKA Mafate Speed 2
Salmon pink and lime green aren't two colors I'd imagine to go well together, but this HOKA sneaker proves that they were made to be with one another. As if the first colorway of the Mafate Speed 2
Raf Simons Cylon-21 Sneakers
Raf Simons has leveled up his sneaker selection in recent seasons with models reminiscent of his Ozweego days and eye-catching colorways — such as this one.
Nike Air Kukini SE
The Air Kukini is arguably the most colorful shoe in Nike's vast sneaker arsenal, with some colorways looking like they're straight out of an acid tip. This version of the shoe comes with a blue and yellow color gradient on the upper.
Nike Air Jordan 4 “Lightning”
Bright yellow kicks are not always the easiest to style, but the Nike Air Jordan 4 “Lightning” re-release should definitely be on your radar. You might be thinking what to pair with the kicks, but black, brown, or gray all work.
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