4 of the Best New Trainers to Get This Spring

two black shoes hanging from laces

Men’s Trainers | Source: iStock

Sneakers were trendy in 2015, and we predict they’re only going to rise in popularity in 2016. Why, you ask? Sneakers can be worn with almost any outfit in any situation. A particularly great time to wear them is spring. So pack up your boots, and get your feet ready for warmer weather with these must have trainers.

1. Woven trainers

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Woven Leather Sneakers

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Woven Leather Sneakers | Source: East Dane

There is something undeniably spring-like about woven sneakers. This year, the woven trend is really running with it. Converse has already taken the plunge, dipping itself into the waters of luxurious woven suede with its iconic Chuck Taylor 70 and Deck Star 67 slip-on styles. Either of these look great with a rolled-up pair of chinos or tapered joggers.

2. Neutral trainers

adidas Suede Stan Smith Sneaker

adidas Suede Stan Smith Sneaker | Source: Urban Outfitters

Another spring trend we’re overjoyed about is the neutral color. If last year was all about the white trainer, then neutral trainers are this year’s staple in stone, beige, taupe, and subtle blue. It’s time to forget about the bold block color sneakers of last year. One of the best things about neutral footwear is that you can wear them with practically anything  plus they’re comfortable. What more could you possibly want out of a shoe? Some of our favorites: The obvious Common Projects Achilles Leather Sneaker in tan, the always loved adidas’ grey suede Stan Smith’s, and Puma’s new Blaze Ignite in grey.

3. Low top skater boy shoes

 

Vans Trainers

Vans Trainers | Source: Vans

There will always be something undeniably cool and lovable about the counterculture skater trend. From the days of Blink 182 to the trend of the puffy Etnies, today, the skater sneaker remains a dominant style  at least it seems so. The classic Vans, specifically their low-profile ‘Old Skool’ skate silhouettes, are versatile enough to be worn off the board and only look better the more worn in they are. While we’re not expecting you to walk around with dirty, worn in skater sneakers, they look just as good worn in the hip, ironic sense.

4. The luxe trainer

Lanvin Tan Sneaker

Lanvin Tan Sneaker | Source: Neiman Marcus

If you can spring for it, luxe trainers are a pretty solid investment. It’s no secret that high-end fashion brands have been jumping on the trainer trend and trying to take a bite out of the sneaker market. We can say confidently that almost any high fashion brand you can think of has their own pair/interpretation of the sleek leather trainer. While most look comparable to more affordable brands/styles, there is something about purchasing a pair of Lanvin’s that really up the sophistication of your outfit, even if you can’t outwardly see the label. While we’ll always love a luxe, minimal pair of sneakers, the ones with more accessible price points will do just fine.

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