Thanks to the deluge of athletic-inspired wares in recent seasons, sneakers have become increasingly acceptable for all manner of occasions. That said, not all sporty shoes are created equal—and the trend encompasses far more than footwear that’s simply functional. Here, six pairs with nuances that speak to a range of style sensibilities.
For The Budding Street-Style Star
Flashy Diadoras are favored by the fashion set's most astute members. Pick a colorway that feels bright and unexpected to punch up a trend-right ensemble.
For The Effortless Prepster
Finding a sneaker silhouette that's at once sporty and dainty is a daunting task—these Feiyues fit the bill perfectly, and look just as good with sweet sundresses as they do edgier ensembles.
For The Platform Junkie
If you like to add a few inches to your frame, your options aren't just limited to sandals and dress shoes. These stacked sneakers do the trick, and are comfortable and chic to boot.
For The Urbanite
Lend downtown edge to your spring looks with tonal suede sneakers. Accent with a killer bomber jacket for added cool points.
For The Comfort-First Enthusiast
Allbirds' lightweight running shoe is as stylish as it is practical—team with joggers or cropped denim pants for an off-duty look that factors in the feel-good above all.
For The Aesthete
It doesn't get sleeker than this—clean, fuss-free leather sneakers feel at home paired with an artful, forward-thinking ensemble.