There are three profoundly important things about spring: 1. Mini Eggs 2. Bubbles and 3. New sneakers. This has been true since the dawn of time. Springtime, aka New Sneakertime, is by far the most exciting season of the year to add sauce to your shoe game, because after months of slush and glum there's nothing better than to greet Mister Sun with a fresh pair of runners. Sun's like, "your feet look fly," and you're like, "DUH I KNOW, NOW KEEP SHININ'" and your walk becomes a strut (or if you're wearing the proper sneaker, possibly even a strut-run); the grass is green and the pavement is clean and if you ever wanted to know what glory feels like, this is it. It's eye-popping colorways, it's that new sneaker smell, and it's the extra pep in yo step. So whether you're a sneakerhead or not, we gathered some kicks that will add a little "daaaaammmnn" to your everyday garb - no matter what your mood.
Throwbacks + color = true love forever.
Photo: Clockwise from left: Adidas SL 72, Nike Air Max 1, New Balance Yacht Club 574, Packer Shoes x Reebok Classic Leather
Throwbacks are key for any season, but when spring rolls around you gotta jump on that color train. We're the luckiest ducks around, because Nike provides us with about one billion Air Max 1 colorway options, including this little white/blue glow/volt number. New Balance's Yacht Club 574 is available in several high-octane combinations, but we think these ones are particularly GRAPE. (Don't hate us.) Jersey's Packer Shoes celebrates the 30th anniversary of Reebok's Classic Leather with a bright twist, and if you're feeling dainty, Adidas SL 72 runners are a wonderfully ladylike choice.
+ Adidas SL 72 ($75)
+ New Balance ($70)
+ Packer Shoes x Reebok ($129)
+ Nike Air Max 1 ($149)