Boot season is officially over.
As the sun stays up longer and the days get warmer, it’s time to start putting away those heavy boots and lace up some lightweight kicks more appropriate for the season. We’ve got you covered with the best sneakers to take you from spring to those sunny summer days. These sneakers are outfitted with minimalist design, quality leather or suede, and lightweight comfort to keep you on your feet long into those warm, welcome evenings.
Check out our favorite pairs for spring below.
Suede Low Tops from Frank + Oak – $129
A colorful option, these suede low tops from Frank + Oak make for a modern and sophisticated sneaker. Plus, the pop of yellow is sure to stand out among the sea of whites and blues you’ll see this spring season.
Achilles Leather Sneakers from Common Projects – $410
Constructed with smooth, blush-pink leather, the Achilles Sneakers from Common Projects are greatspring shoes for the guy unafraid of a little color. Set on rubber soles, these kicks are as perfect for sunny days as they are for rainy ones.
Oliver Cabell Low Tops – $193
Designed with supple calfskin and premium rubber, these low-tops from Oliver Cabell put a luxurious spin on the casual sneaker. With their bright, all-white design, they’re guaranteed to look good all season long, whether paired with cuffed blue jeans or your first shorts of the year.
Leather Trimmed Suede Sneakers from Aprix – $200
For something a little more classic, look no further than these suede sneakers from Aprix. Featuring a streamlined design of peach-colored suede, these shoes are cheeky and incredibly well-suited for warm weather, but maybe not so much for the rain.
Astorflex Softflex Sneakers – $146
Not only are these playful sneakers from Astorflex built with ultra-comfortable rubber soles and naturally aged leather, but they’re also environmentally friendly. What’s not to love?
New Balance 247 Decon Knit Sneaker – $90
As far as value is concerned, you’re not going to find a better option on this list. New Balance is well-known for its comfortable sneakers and these are no exception. With an open-weave mesh exterior for breathability and lighter-than-air foam soles, these bad boys are going to leave you feeling good all the way through summer.
Greats Royale – $169
If you’re interested in something a bit more straightforward, consider the Royale Sneaker from Greats. A solid white base supports a nice selection of different colored leather lace-up toppers, so you’ll be able to find something for any occasion. We’re partial to the pure white look.
Adidas Deerupt Runner Shoes – $100
Built for the minimalist guy on the go, the Deerupt Runner Shoes from Adidas are understated and lightweight. They feature a breathable mesh weave, insole cushioning for comfort, and a flexible upper construction that allows for extra mobility. These are the closest to street-style sneakers that we approve of — you’re welcome.
Koio Sneakers – $348
And now for something completely different: Koio sneakers made in collaboration with ceramic artist Ben Medansky. These gorgeous shoes are whimsical and industrial, designed as much for comfort as they are to be moving pieces of art. Wear these puppies around for a day and you’re bound to turn heads.
And now that you’ve got yourself some new kicks, break them in at these alternative spring break destinations.
Article originally published by Jesse Jernigan on April 5, 2017. Last updated by Cody Gohl on March 19, 2018.