It’s that time of year again. Time to store away the boots and wool socks in favor of some more breathable options. And trust us, your feet are ready for this transition as well. From those dark and constricting winter boots and sneakers into more comfortable, user-friendly canvas and low-tops, these shoes are here to bring Spring to the forefront. Best news of all? It only gets easier from here for the next several months.
Now that sporting black every day no longer has to be an option, you’re free to bust out the lighter clothing. And we’re talking both composition and color, with sneakers to match. From blues to light gray to classic off-white and white canvas, you’ll certainly find a pair that suits your fancy in this list of the 15 best spring sneakers. It’s a great time to be alive. So do you part in reviving your wardrobe from its dormant state and get your feet situated and ready for these warmer days ahead.
Hand washable, shock absorbent, odor resistant, and vegan. And for the price, you can’t beat this stylish pair of sneakers from Native. Each pair of Jeffersons also features an injection-molded EVA construction, a rubber rand and toe, and are perforated to help your feet breathe with ease.
Vans For J.Crew
An icon in the Southern California scene since 1966, Vans has existed on its own wavelength of cool for some time now. This pair, boasting a J.Crew twist, are a tribute to this timeless era. They’re perfect for beaches to the big city and comfortable to boot. Each pair comes complete with a cotton canvas upper, white metal eyelets, and a vulcanized midsole.
PF Flyers All American Hi
They’re back. This pair of All-American Hi’s, based on one of PF Flyer’s best selling shoes from the ‘60s, are a true vintage-inspired canvas high-top that’s a must have this Spring. This revived pair features New Balance Fresh Foam insoles, double-wrap foxing tape, cotton laces, and of course the iconic ankle patch we all know and love.
Native Monaco Low
Let your feet breathe a bit while you tackle the outside world this Spring. These Native Regatta sneakers feature a microfiber upper with a perforation pattern, a single piece EVA cup outsole, and no sewing on the heel or eyelets. It’s also completely vegan in case you were wondering and is hand-washable.
Frank and Oak Idyllwild
Thanks to a classic minimal style, the Idyllwild sneakers help you keep a low profile in conjunction with subtle style. These are the chameleons of the list, blending in seamlessly with whatever look you’re aiming for this season. They come complete with a suede upper, leather insole, and waxed cotton laces for good measure.
Converse Jack Purcell Low
An iconic American brand in-and-of itself, the Jack Purcell low top is a perfect spring sneaker. And now, it’s even better thanks to a premium canvas, Nike Zoom Air cushioning, and a stay-put winged tongue. Perfect timing wouldn’t you say?
Superga Cotu Panatta
Capturing the retro vibe in full fashion, this pair of Cotu Panatta’s from Superga are some sporty high-tops that are sure to round out your spring setup in style. Each pair features a canvas upper, cotton lining for comfort, a lace-up closure with metal eyelets, natural rubber and crepe textured outsole for additional traction, and a cushioned footbed for all-day comfort.
Adidas Stan Smith Boost
After all these years it’s still hard to top an original. Especially when that original’s been given the same treatment as this iteration of the classic Adidas Stan Smith sneaker. Now, the iconic shoe features the energy-returning boost in the midsole for enhanced comfort in your stride. It’s made with Adidas lightweight Primekit, but still hosts the original Stan Smith tongue and label.
Adidas Pure Boost
For a pair of stylish running shoes that also work quite well in a more casual setting, there’s the Pure Boost Clima Shoes from Adidas. They feature climacool technology helping to provide 360-degree cooling for the entire foot, a knit upper, Stretchweb rubber outsoles, and a midsole drop. From the track to the BBQ, these will make the cut.
Greats The Royale
Anyone will tell you that it’s hard to de-throne a Great, especially with it comes in a highly desirable package. Such is the case for The Royale, complete with a handmade Italian construction consisting of full-grain leather and cowhide suede. The interior of the shoe is also lined with rich vegetable tan vachetta calf leather that makes wearing socks an optional exercise.
Shoes Like Pottery High Top
As a style-forward brand, each pair of these high tops from Shoes Like Pottery are handcrafted in Japan boasting a classic silhouette but with a modern twist. They feature a lined and reinforced heel and toe, rubber outsoles kiln-fired though a specific Japanese process called “karyu,” a rubber seal stamped on the sidewall, and of course lace-up styling.
Taylor Stitch x SeaVees Mariner Boot
Just because Spring is in the air doesn’t mean those rain showers are taking a vacation. So for a pair of Spring sneakers ideal for those spotty showers, be sure to pick up the Mariner Boot. It’s a pet project from both Sea Vees and Tailor Stitch, made from 15-oz Genuine British Ventile waterproof duck canvas, features a gusseted tongue for water resistance, and a natural gum rubber sole.
M.Gemi The Agire
Marrying a preferred style of low-top sneakers with a bit of classic Italian flair, The Agire sneakers keep both comfort and class at the forefront this season. Think soft nubuck upper, leather padded heel, genuine ribbed sole, mec-val stitching construction, and an all-leather lining and footbed when slipping this pair on.
Rancourt Heritage Classic Low
Since 1967 each pair of Rancourt & Co sneakers has been individually handcrafted in Maine. This pair, dubbed the Classic Low, are no different. They come complete with a Horween Chromexcel leather construction, chestnut leather laces, and antique brass eyelets. Sophisticated yet subtle, it’s what makes these American-made sneakers so great.
Common Projects Achilles
It wouldn’t be a completed sneaker list without including this iconic pair of Common Projects. Over the years they’ve gained quite the reputation in the sneaker word with the pedigree to back it up. How about white leather, gold-stamped serial numbers, a leather lining, rubber soles, and Italian made? Sounds like a pair of ideal yet simple Spring sneakers to us.