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. Luckily, we’ve got you covered with the best sneakers to get you all the way into those sunny summer days. These fresh sneaks are outfitted with minimalist design, quality leather or suede, and lightweight comfort to keep you on your feet long into those warm spring evenings.
Check out our favorite pairs for spring below.
Pastel colors are making a splash this spring, and these basic low-tops from Frank + Oak in a cool mint shade are a trendy pick. Wearing these gives your outfit a much needed pop of color and its minimalist design adds sophistication to your look.
Nothing beats a classic pair of white sneakers and these kicks from Axel Arigato fit the bill. The Clean 90 pair features a smooth leather upper, a durable sole, and gold branding next to the laces. These sneakers are versatile enough to wear with a suit for a work-hard, play-hard kind of look.
Who doesn’t love a pair of Flyknit sneakers from the “Just Do It” brand? They’re comfortable, breathable, and cool enough to pair with activewear and casualwear. This “Goddess” pair comes in an all white colorway and features a lightweight, knit construction. Sneakerheads have deemed this pair as one of the hottest releases from Nike this season, and from its appearance we understand why.
The name pretty much explains why we think these sneakers are one of spring’s best. The “Beach Runner” from Diadora draws its inspiration from the sandy beaches of Sardinia, Italy. It’s design and hints of pink give your spring look a nice, subtle boost of color. These are great casual sneakers that will pair perfectly with blue or black jeans and cool tees or solid, short-sleeve button ups.
No laces, no problem for this pair of slip-ons from M. Gemi. Sometimes tying laces is just too much work especially when nothing but relaxation is on the agenda. These kicks will go nicely with a pair of light, slim blue jeans or with a lightweight, ivory linen trouser. The Prato is made in Italy and features a buffalino leather upper that is hand painted which gives these slip-ons some serious style points.
These sneakers are a true summer classic made famous by tennis star Stan Smith. They’ve been around for ages, but they were on the receiving end of a slight makeover this season. The “Boost” sole was so popular with the Adidas Ultra Boost sneaker, that Adidas decided to construct many of their classics with the same exact sole. It’s revamped sole gives this Stan Smith pair a little more cushioning, and the Primeknit construction makes it a perfect option for the warmer seasons.
This pair from Vans is making a serious resurgence among footwear fanatics and they’re also the most affordable option on this list. The bottom line is that Vans are no longer just for skaters. They’re a fashionable pick for spring because of its canvas material and minimalist design, which gives this pair a lot versatility in your wardrobe.
J. Crew isn’t just a popular destination for finding great clothing. They’ve also got some pretty sweet pairs of kicks that often fly under the radar. This pair from New Balance is exclusive to J. Crew and features an awesome vintage appearance with a white leather upper and off-white sole. If you’re a guy that enjoys giving a shout out to the past, this retro sneaker will fit right in line with your look.
Filling Pieces is a popular label in the streetwear community, and this pair is more than capable of being a staple in your spring rotation. It’s soft beige color makes it easy to match with and its premium suede upper gives these kicks a minimalistic yet elegant touch.