If you love sneakers, it follows that you love spring and that you’ve been waiting eagerly to unbox a few fresh pairs since the beginning of winter. The sun’s out, the weather’s fairer, and it’s now possible to bypass the rugged outsoles and muted, waterproof uppers for the bright beauty of colorful sneakers.
As the sun breathes life back into your day-to-day, it also brings the chance to breathe some life back into our sneaker rotations. We’re all for a darker winter rotation — it makes sense. But now that the weather’s brighter, we’re looking for a foundation of colorful sneakers for our spring selection.
Putting together a successful rotation of spring sneakers is like assembling a dream team. You need a little bit of everything: lightweight runners, vintage classics, and a whole lot of color. So, for those who love sneakers of all kinds, it can get pretty tricky to pick the right ones. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of our top colorful sneakers for spring with the help of Footshop. Think of it as the 2021 draft for your spring rotation.
Better still, you can take 20 percent off all full-priced products over €100 at Footshop until March 28 by entering ‘HSSPRING20’ at checkout.
Nike’s Daybreak silhouette is a long-standing favorite when the warmer months set in. The lightweight nylon and suede upper sit atop a simple outsole which makes for easy styling.
Salomon continues to dominate the sneaker scene and our day-to-day thoughts with its inimitable XT range. This iteration of the XT-4 features one of the liveliest colorways we’ve seen from the French brand yet.
Green is the color of spring and the Vans OG Authentic is a timeless icon. Good luck finding an outfit that this pair of shoes doesn’t look good with.
Another of Nike’s retro offerings, the Nike Waffle Trainer is a dream for your spring rotation. The unimposing, simple design is versatile in terms of styling so we’re opting for this bright red colorway to make an impact.
One of the most storied shoes in contemporary sneaker culture, the adidas Ozweego is as underrated as they come. This clean, off-white colorway is a strong foundation on which to build your new-season looks.
New Balance isn’t slowing down as we move into spring and summer. The brand is picking up its brighter colorways and dressing a handful of our favorite models in them. This 997 boasts an electric blue suede upper that’s sure to catch eyes.
The Nike Blazer is a timeless silhouette because, actually, it works in every season. The mid-top build is comfortable and durable, but this light-green update is a dream for spring, adding a subtle lift to your ensembles.
While Vans’ Old Skool and Authentic silhouettes steal the limelight, the skate brand has some underrated models that are worth exploring. The Vans OG Style 24 LX is one of them, and here it is, sitting pretty with a floral canvas upper in bright orange.
Futuristic in all the right ways, this Reebok Zig 3D Storm features a super lightweight upper and a chunky sole unit for a smooth ride. Whether you’re running or sporting in your everyday rotation, this vibrant number turns heads.
Going for colorful sneakers doesn’t mean going all out every time. This pair of Lace Riders from PUMA shows the power of a few hits of color in defining a silhouette.
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