If there’s one part of my wardrobe I’m proud of, it’s my sneaker collection. My obsession started in college when I searched the depths of the internet for a pair of Nike Air Huaraches that I saw worn by one of my favorite influencers (don’t worry, I found them! ). I have since fallen in love with the versatility of the sneakers. Cute and colorful kicks will enhance your hot girl walk look, but can also be teamed with a dress and blazer for a put together brunch outfit.
In recent years, fashion brands have collaborated with sneaker manufacturers to create limited-edition versions of classic sneaker styles. So far, Staud and New Balance have released four collaborative collections, with two different sneaker styles in their latest drop, one of which is the iconic 574 sneaker. Designer Sarah Staudinger has given the classic gray 574 a retro twist by incorporating bold primary colors and including six sets of colored shoelaces. Another notable collaboration that caught my eye recently is the partnership between Ganni and New Balance. The brands launched two exclusive colorways for the New Balances 2002R, both of which are already sold out outside of resale sites. I use sneaker collaborations as a way to fulfill my imaginary quota of colorful sneakers, because in my opinion, no sneaker collection is complete without a few colorful pairs.
Along with keeping up with the latest sneaker collaborations, I spent a lot of my time researching and shopping for basic neutral sneakers. I firmly believe that neutral sneakers can be worn with almost every outfit. The style options are endless and a basic sneaker will never go out of style, so my budget for these exceeds my usual sneaker spend. Even if you’re not looking to invest in anything over $100, there are plenty of affordable, high-quality options out there. Reebok is making a comeback with its recently popular Club C 85 sneakers, priced at $90. Additionally, Superga’s 2750 Cotu Classics are $65 and count Emily Ratajkowski and Hailey Bieber among fans.
Keep reading for the eight sneaker styles I’m loving this spring, including the pair I wear almost every day.
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