The winter to spring shift is a time for rebirth, especially this year. When it comes to the wardrobe, it’s all about having the right tools in place to adapt to changing weather and conditions. Our Spring Style Toolkit is here to help.
Nobody in their right mind is eagerly unboxing a new pair of sneakers with the prospect of torrential rain, ice, and snow on the cards. Spring, therefore, can’t come soon enough when it comes to considering a new rotation. Not only have new-season styles just dropped, but the drier, warmer, more predictable weather means that everything is possible: when we say sneakers for spring, we mean all colors, all materials.
Every year, we take this opportunity to inject a boost into our rotation and after a winter as quiet as the one we had, this year is no exception. We’ve rounded up some of the best sneakers for spring, spanning hiking sneaks to lightweight runners, all of which have got our creative juices flowing for the new season. So, without further ado, let Salomon, adidas, and more start to shape your footwear selection and make the most of the coming months.
Shop our favorite sneakers for spring below.
adidas ZX 2K Boost Pure
For a spring or summer sneaker, being lightweight is fundamental. Any shoe that weighs you down when it's hot outside will inevitably be retired to the back of the rotation. There's no way this is happening to the adidas ZX 2K Boost Pure, though. An ultra-lightweight ripstop upper sits atop a bouncy Boost midsole for ultimate spring in spring.
Salomon XT-Wings 2 Advanced
While spring is a lot lighter than winter, there are still chances of showers, which makes Salomon’s XT-Wings 2 Advanced the perfect rotation foundation. We’re opting for a light, neutral colorway for the brighter weather in the knowledge that the rugged sole and waterproof TPU overlays are ready in case of adverse weather.
Reebok Classic Leather Legacy
Reebok’s Classic Leather Legacy is a seriously underrated silhouette. It’s also perfect for spring with a clean, white midsole that offers substantial height alongside a well-built, gum outsole. The lightweight upper positions the Classic Legacy as a viable summer option, too.
adidas x HYKE AH-003 XTA Sandal
AH-003 XTA Sandal
adidas x HYKE
An in-between shoe for the in-between season. The Three Stripes’ AH-003 sandal is the subject of this collaboration with HYKE. A strong, outdoors-inspired outsole forms the foundation to a mesh, sandal upper.
ASICS Novablast Sps Sneakers
Performance runners are really becoming the go-to selection right now and ASICS is leading the pack with understated silhouettes like the Novablast. An off-white FLYTEFOAM sole unit makes way for a navy and off-white upper in engineered mesh for breathability.
Nike Wmns Dunk Low
There’s no denying that the Nike Dunk is dominating the world of sneakers right now, and we’d bet a house on the fact that that’ll last all spring, too. This College Navy and Grey pair is a springtime dream.
Loewe Ballet Runner Nylon And Leather Trainers
Loewe’s Ballet Runner has been a fixture of Loewe collections for a few seasons now and we’re never not charmed by its pared-back silhouette. A wafer-thin sole unit forms the basis for one of the season’s most unimposing shoes in classic white, red, and blue.
Vans Vault x Porter-Yoshida & Co. UA OG Classic Slip-On LX
Japanese luggage legend Porter-Yoshida & Co. tries its hand at reworking the iconic Vans OG Classic Slip-On and we’re loving the final product. Khaki green contrasts with a highlight orange lining while mismatched tonal graphics detail the uppers.
New Balance MS327PB
New Balance’s 327 has captured the retro-leaning minds of the contemporary sneaker community. This muted colorway basis color-block paneling throughout for an eye-catching yet understated finish.
Converse Seasonal Color Chuck 70 High Sneakers
If in doubt, Converse Chuck Taylor 70s. Few shoes boast the styling versatility that the Chuck 70 does, and this Wolf Grey iteration is seeing us through spring and summer.
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