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Better weather brings back more options than boots and the best way to spruce up your look is from the bottom up. We’ve got a few suggestions that will keep heads turning with emphasis on your shoes as the accent item. This one is for our fly guys with a proper shoe game, but ladies don’t feel left out- just get a Men’s size 1.5 sizes down from your normal size- rule of thumb for converting men sizes to women’s.
Raf Simons x adidas Originals Stan Smith “Metallic Copper”
Raf Simons is definitely a muse of sorts, infinitely and timelessly capturing the optimism of youth while creating nostalgic, high street style. A one-up on earth tones, these Raf Simons x adidas Original shoes, have a blindingly beautiful metallic glare. The smooth upper allows the perforated R- signature to stand out rather than their iconic 3 stripes. These definitely earn a spot on the “must-have” list.
Available at Saks Fifth Avenue
Rihanna x Puma Creeper “Oatmeal”
The Rihanna x Puma Creepers are as popular as “work, work, work, work, work” right now and it’s pretty obvious why. The smooth suede upper in a neutral tone, against the Gum bottom gives us so many feels! Rihanna’s emergence as a fashion icon over the recent years naturally led to her being appointed as the brand ambassador and women’s creative director of Puma in December 2014. The oatmeal colors are best if you love a minimal look but are still trying to stand out in a crowd. The thickness of the sole is not only great to dress up but also add a punk edge to your wardrobe.
ALIFE x Puma R698 “Peach Bud”
Thirsting for this peachy ALIFE x Puma R698 Puma collab. as we get knee-deep into Spring, these are a nice, refreshing palette of colors that give a monochromatic look an edge. With splashes of shades of blue on the midsole, these are the perfect poolside pair or ideal for nights on the boardwalk. The mashup of suede and mesh also make it better to feel the breeze between your toes without having to go the “Man-dals” route.
Available at Urban Outfitters
New Balance Exotic ML1980 “Floral” Pack
What’s Spring without flowers? These may just look too good to run in, with the subtle leafy green foliage upper against the exotic blooms that all fade nicely into a “bordeaux” color reminiscent of a fine glass of red wine. These are perfect if you like the ‘idea’ of floral but aren’t really a rose-bouquet kind of guy (or gal). New Balance hasn’t ceased to entice us with their ultra-cool color ways and reinventions of their classic silhouettes. The midsole is equally as visually intriguing with an architectural feel of lightweight foam that you’ll try your damndest to keep white.
Available at Invincible
Supercolor Superstar adidas Original
You may have seen the Superstar Adidas Original around the city on some of your favorite fashion aficionados. Besides the fame garnered for the obvious reasons- Pharrell collaborating with adidas to bring this collection to life- it is also a favorite for its extensive color ways that ultimately celebrate an individual’s choice to project their style and the diversity of our culture. There are as many colors as there are states in the US and you can’t deny how much it reflects an individual’s personality when you see them on. The prominence of all adidas and Pharrell have contributed to culture, they’ve created a collection as ageless as Pharrell himself.
Available at ASOS
Nike Air Max 90 Ultra BR “Volt”
If you don’t like to be missed in a crowd, these are definitely for you. The best feature of the Air Max 90 Ultra BR is that they’re super lightweight with their perforated mesh upper- ideal for breathability. The bright neon “Volt” color pairs best with a sunny day and perhaps a festival or two. Hello, Coachella.
Available at End Clothing
What’s your favorite shoe to step-out in during Spring?