What could put a spring in your step this season? New releases of most beloved sneakers out there, is what! When it comes to cool kicks, you have a lot of options. First, you must settle on your brand—Nike, Adidas, New Balance, Louboutin, Gucci—the list goes on. Then, you need to analyze every single sneaker that said brand has to offer, from the support to the stability to the specs. Let’s not forget the appeal…the shoe has got to look good and give some major street cred to anyone wearing it. All in all, sneaker shopping can be a marathon of an endeavor, and frankly it can be overwhelming. Don’t worry, we aren’t going to let you fumble your way through the Aventura Mall in pursuit of the perfect specimen. Instead, we are going to break down the best and latest in the sneaker space.
The Replica sneaker created in the broken mirror finish, is an iconic shoe for the brand. Inspired by Austrian sports shoes from the seventies, this season features a silver iteration that’s super chic. Details on the Replica pairs are continually reworked in line with the season’s inspirations.
A major sneaker collection is out now. The adidas x Gucci collaboration is back and is better than ever. Launched for the first time in 2022, this new collection celebrates the rich histories of both brands. This iteration ushers in a revamped version of one of adidas’ most iconic runners – the ZX8000. Re-envisioned with Gucci’s modern touch, the sneaker now sports the House’s vibrant color palette in sumptuous suedes with a result that is a bold fusion of classic and contemporary styles.
This exceptional edition of the LV Trainer sneaker for men is covered with sparkling crystals, which recreate the camouflage pattern seen on the season’s ready-to-wear. This cult model was designed by Virgil Abloh, who was inspired by vintage basketball sneakers. It is characterized by its elaborately constructed upper, which takes seven hours to stitch, and innovative, gel-injected outsole. What a way to shine this spring!
Talk about your head turner. Valentino Garavani Rockstud Untitled flatform sneaker in calfskin is simultaneously understated yet bold. Riffing off its long-running stud motif, its instantly recognizable as a Valentino classic with a 2.2 platform to boot. This spring it will find its way to a closet of any woman unafraid to stand out.
This slip-on sneakers with adjustable elasticated laces feature FF stopper and corrugated sole with engraved F. Made of tech fabric with black and white animal print, it is embellished with injected coating and Lycra® details with FF motif. The Fendi Flow is lightweight but it’s a heavyweight when comes to style.
Made of bio-based and recycled materials, the new Yatay Model 1B available at Bloomingdale’s is brand’s step toward a more responsible future. Heat-stamped on the left heel tab of each pair of Yatay Model 1B, a unique code offers an opportunity to take part in a sustainable practice. Together with Golden Goose’s partner Treedom, participants can plant unique tree in a Golden Forest, follow its story, and the environmental benefits it brings to the local community. Available at Bloomingdale’s.
Available at Bloomingdale’s, the Downtown two-tone sneaker by Prada, is accented with different interpretations of the Prada logo that appears on the tongue, along the light rubber sole, and as the iconic enameled metal triangle decorating its side.
Timeless, the Fun Vieira sneaker seduces with its bold design. Fitted with a white rubber sole, this model available at Nordstrom is designed in multicolored fluo coated canvas dotted with the CL monogram for a luminous style. It features white grosgrain trims for a refined style and the Maison Christian Louboutin signature affixed to the heel. Available at Nordstrom.
k-360 Plus Sneaker is inspired by the shape of the cult TK-360 and the new TK-MX incorporates visual cues from the world of running. A bold shape and distinctive lines are enhanced with lightweight technical materials such as mesh and synthetic leather with reflective highlights.
The sneaker giant is in the hassle mode. This spring will see the release of, in numerical order, the highly anticipated Air Jordan 2 “Lucky Green” closely followed by the clean slate “Photon Dust” Air Jordan 4. For the AJ5, “UNC” and “Aqua” set the tone for the season.
The cool kids’ kicks, the Y-3 TERREX SWIFT R3 GTX LO features a mesh upper with non-stitching, reinforced tongue and rapid fastening. With an outer heel stabilizer and Continental rubber sole this shoe anchors many looks. Added bonus: the upper portion contains at least 50% recycled material.
A futuristic riff on the classic Clifton, this Hoka’s souped-up spinoff pairs the Clifton 8’s cushy bottom unit with an edgy upper that enlists a quick-lace system and Aquaguard® Zip. Delivering the same cushioned ride experience as the original icon, this street-inspired style makes a statement with raised detailing over ripstop mesh. Available at Runner’s Depot located on the Upper Level near Macy’s.
The old school New Balance 650 basketball sneaker has been appearing in versatile takes like a newly surfaced “Beige,” “Macadamia Nut,” and “White” combination. The bulk of the shoes’ uppers is clad in an off-white hue that allows for the slightest contrast to revel in the spotlight. Panels around the toe and heel, as well as at the top eyelets, opt for the darkest of the color scheme. “N” logos on the sidewalls revert to a light cream tone that matches past springtime releases from New Balance. Available at Macy’s.
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