Warmer weather is finally upon us and the snow has melted away. With spring making it’s presence known, it’s only right to have some fresh kicks to start the season of properly, right?
With many retro silhouettes making a comeback, the past few months have been bliss for sneaker connoisseurs and fashion forward folks alike. Not sure which shoe to pull the plug on? Here’s a look at 8 must have kicks for the Spring.
Adidas Stan Smith
These shoes were originally tennis shoes, made after the well known tennis player Stan Smith who was prominent in the ’60s and ’70s. Last year the shoe was relaunched in a variety of colourways and collaborations. The simplistic, yet appealing silhouette is sure to meet the everyday persons taste. If you’re feeling the urge to splurge and want to stand out a little bit more, the Raf Simons Stan Smith might be in your ball park.
Vans Sk8- Hi
These are a pair of kicks that everyone loves because they aren’t chunky and appeal to a wide demographic. Originally meant for skaters, sk8-hi’s have seen a recent surge in popularity with recent, lighter versions. I mean, how can you deny some fresh all white sk8-hi’s?
Ronnie Fieg x Puma R698
Sneaker designer and KITH NYC owner, Ronnie Fieg is always creating and collaborating with brands to bring you something special. His recent collaboration with Puma on the R698 is probably my favourite this year. A combination of a dip-dye/watercolour look, this shoe is sure to be an eyecatcher when they’re on your feet. A must cop.
Adidas Original Superstar
Adidas has been on fire with their re-releases, and it was only right that the Superstars would be back on the scene. If you already have some shell toes from years back, now’s the time to break ’em out. If not, the Pharrell line of Supercolours are up for grabs and they put a nice twist on some long loved classics.
Nike Air Huarache
Originally released in 1991, the Huarache is a favourite among many sneakerheads. Long gone are the days where you had to scrape UK websites to even catch a glimpse of these shoes. The re-release of the Huarache brought old time favourites back (Scream Greens) and into North American hands. If you’re looking for something a little different from the original, Nike has released the Huarache NM and the Huarache Lunar Light.
Amsterdam brand Filling Pieces recently released their ss15 collection of sleek, minimal, yet tactile shoes. Branching out from their usual monochromatic scheme, they have various models that consist of bright reds and cool greens. If you want a change of pace from your usual sneaker, Filling Pieces is for you.
Adidas x Raf Simons Response Trail 2
Now, although these are quite pricey due to the Raf Simon name ($500+) these sneakers stand out on their own. Inspired by ski footwear, it comes in a variety of colours. Unique in their silhouette and design, the Response Trail is a definite cop… if you’ve got the cash for it.
Saucony has been around for a long time, but subsequently faded as people lost interest and turned towards more popular brands. Now as people are looking for other alternatives to New Balances, Saucony is on the rise again and with fantastic colourways.
What shoes are you going to rock for the Spring?
Bri , Photographer, and Staff Writer for #Underground