Guest Post. 12 Must-Have Sneakers Your Wardrobe Needs For Spring

Spring is fast approaching and in perfect time to get your footwear collection in line, we have searched high and low to bring the top 12 must have sneakers for spring. From high to low tops, limited collaborations to abstract marble prints. We’ve included the key details of each sneaker, price point and where you can find the sneaker online.

Our 12 Best Sneakers for Spring.

Vans “Factory Floor Scraps” Old Skool.

Vans Factory Floor Scraps Old Skool.

The Vans Old Skool was the sneaker of 2017 and shows no sign on slowing down and remains a streetwear culture classic. Partnering with Size? This Spring we will see Vans drop a limited Patchwork Vans Old Skool crafted from factory floor scraps. This colorful colourway adds extra design panels to the Vans sneaker from its construction made from the off cuts found on the factory floor. This new addition to the sneaker culture classic was released in store at Size? On April 13th, 8am. The sneaker is priced at £70.00

Nike Air Max 98 AOP

Nike Air Max 98 AOP

The Nike Air Max 98 gets a new colourway to add the models line for summer this time incorporating abstract shapes and bold colours.The midsole of the sneaker features bold abstract patterns split by a bold pink detail. The sneakers full-length air max unit sits between a black rubber outsole and white midsole adding extra definition to the sneaker. Nike branding is found detailed to the sidewall of the sneaker in bold pink and yellow tones. Unfortunately, there is no set release date for this eye-catching Air Max 98 as of yet, but we hope to see it on shelves before summer 18.

Raf Simons x Adidas Originals Stan Smith


Raf Simons and Adidas are back for Spring with a brand new Stan Smith in the originals collection. The Adidas Originals Stan Smith is a Spring/Summer must have and the latest collaboration with Raf Simons will have you reordering yet another pair for SS18. This latest edition will be available in two colourways Burgundy and Power Red and White and Night Sky. The editions both use premium leather for the upper of the sneaker which adds a premium feel to the kick. The trainers feature subtle Raf Simons detailing to the heel and a dotted ‘R’ to the sidewall. The sneaker will retail at £228 and is available from online retailers such as Farfetch.

Pastel Atmos x Asics GEL-inst.360


Recently Atmos and Asics collaborated to create a modern edition of the GEL-inst.360 silhouette. Following this colourway in time for Spring, Summer the 360 will receive two beautiful pastel colourways. The sneaker sees these two new summer colourways “Ivory/Aqua and “Apricot Ice”. The tones and colourways are carefully balanced by the white shades on the sneakers midsole creating a summer spring feel. The trainers include premium leather uppers and GEL-Quantum units for extra comfort. The trainers are available online from Atmos online store.

Adidas Arkyn Hi-Res Blue

Adidas Arkyn Hi-Res Blue

The Adidas Arkyn silhouette has been a much talked about sneaker in recent months and to continue its hype the sneaker will see a new colourway for the summer the Arkyn Hi-Res Blue. Nearly completely covered in Hi-Res Blu the sneaker is finished with Ash and Pearl detailing to the midsole to accompany the mesh blue upper. The modern sportswear design combines both sport and streetwear styling. The sneaker features a TPU heel and forefoot panels with minimal lace loops to shape the lacing system in its modern abstract style. The sneaker will be available from Adidas retailers from April 27th priced from £99.00.

Nike Air Max 90 Summer Sea


No Spring collection would be complete with a pair of Air Max 90’s and the latest summer release the Air Max 90 Summer Sea is the perfect addition. Styled in a nearly identical colours to the Air Max 97 and 98 South Beach range the sneaker features white upper with soft pink and green hues. The collection will be listed as the “Summer Sea” Pack with the 97, 98 and Air Max 1 in summer-inspired colourways. The Summer Sea pack’s will be available from various Nike retailers and will go on sale from April 7th.

Alexander Wang x Adidas Bball Soccer Shoe


Alexander Wang and Adidas will be teaming up this summer to bring a soccer-inspired low cut shoe the Bball Soccer. The collection features a brand new sneaker from Wang and Adidas in both an orange and black colourway. The shoe comes in a classic football shoe upper in suede sat on a chunky midsole with white Boost cushioning. A unique feature of the shoe is Wang’s theme based on factory imperfections with the shoe featuring upside labels and lace locks. Wang branding is found on the heel and also to the laces.The sneaker will be available from April 21st.

New Balance 991.5 Spring Colourway Release

New Balance 911.5

New Balance has released three new Spring inspired colourways for the 991.5 Made in England Silhouette. This new Spring colourways includes a classic black, purple and bright red edition. The sneaker features colourful suede sections and panels of grey mesh and grey and white suede. The 911.5 are all built with ENCAP cushioning in the midsole. The sneaker is available now and can be found online from New Balance priced at £143.

Nike Air Max 90 Marble Dye

Nike Air Max 90 Marble Dye

Earlier in April Nike launched the Nike Huarache in Marble Dye and has continued the colourway with the launch of the Air Max 90 Marble Dye. The sneaker features marble print to the upper with shades of red and green to the marble pattern. Other details to the colourway include neoprene tongue lining, Nike branding to the tongue and black swoosh to the sidewall. The Air Max 90 Marble Dye is set to be released online at Nike stores in the next coming months, but as of yet, there is no confirmed release date.

Nike Air VapourMax Flyknit Triple White

Nike Air VapourMax Flyknit Triple White

The VapourMax has seen a number of new colourways released in recent months, but just in time for Spring Nike has launched a Triple White VapourMax colourway. The Triple white colourway takes a monochrome look within complete white with a hint of silver to the detailing to the heel. The sneaker is due for release in Spring at Nike store price at £136.00

Adidas Kamanda

Adidas Kamanda

Adidas first unveiled on foot images of the low cut Adidas Kamanda back in December. The football inspired low cut trainer is now set for release and will hit Adidas stores in two colourways on April 28th. Available in Black / Core Black-Gum and Collegiate Burgundy on a suede upper with three stripes dotted detailing to the sidewalls and mesh tongue. The sneaker features a unique ridged outsole made from gum rubber with Adidas Kamanda branding.

Undefeated Adidas Ultra Boost

Undefeated Adidas Ultra Boost

Our last pick for Spring must-haves is the Undefeated Adidas Ultra Boost. In April Adidas dropped this must have collaboration with Undefeated of the Ultra Boost. Launched on April 18th the silhouette features include a black primeknit upper with bold, heavy Undefeated branding to the upper toe box area. The sneaker consists of a full-length Boost midsole and matching rubber outsole providing both style and comfort. The sneaker is available at a number of online retailers such as Alike and END priced at £160.

This post was written by Daisy Martin

sneaker blogger and author from Laces Matched

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