March 2, 2023

Spring's Greatest Footwear

Elhadji Mare

Elhadji Is a Content Manager and Copywriter @ StockX

Spring is quickly approaching. Prepare for the season with these top kicks on StockX.

Spring is quickly approaching. Prepare for the season with these top kicks on StockX.

For some, this winter might’ve seemed as though it came and went. But as we enter March, spring is quickly peeking its head, letting us all exchange our fur-lined boots for some lighter kicks. 

To help with some springtime looks, StockX launched its first-ever lookbook for the season, showing off the fits and shoes that will be trending this year. As the weather starts warming up, check out our top choices to help you get into the swing of spring.

adidas Samba Wales Bonner Cream Green

The adidas Samba is considered one of the top silhouettes for the year and Wales Bonner’s collabs are just some of many colorways making their comeback stronger. The low-cut design of the Samba is perfect for the spring and this colorway is crafted from lightweight materials for maximum comfort on your feet. Dressed in classic colors of cream and green with a gum outsole, the adidas Samba by Wales Bonner adds a subtle hit of color to your outfit, making it ideal for everyday wear. As sneaker trends have been leaning more towards retro, vintage, and low-lift silhouettes, the Samba has found a spot within mainstream fashion once again.  Adding Grace Wales Bonner’s eponymous brand to the shoe also provides an additional fashionable update to your look as the brand is currently one of the most talked about labels out right now.

New Balance 550 Aimé Leon Dore White Grey

New Balance’s 550 continues to be a go-to for many, all thanks to the work of Teddy Santis and his Aimé Leon Dore brand. New Balance and ALD linked up to revive the 550 sneaker in 2020, outfitting it with an updated style that matched modern day trends. Since then, the sneaker has received a number of general release colorways and collaborations from other brands that have kept the 550 relevant and really cool. But none compare to the originals released from ALD, like this white and grey pair from the Queens brand that delivers a neutral colorway perfect for matching with spring looks this year and beyond. Pre-aged details throughout the sneaker present a vintage aesthetic that continues to be a desirable trend within fashion, while an Ortholite insole provides comfort for all-day wear.

Birkenstock Boston Soft Footbed Suede Taupe

Birkenstock has always been a reliable brand for those that admire the leisure life, but more recently, that love for their shoes has shifted towards a more hype-driven market. Their Boston mules, especially, have received the most love for their versatility and comfort, making them a great choice for spring. Their form and ease of wear make them a staple for any closet, while their suede upper bring a softness to your feet. Additionally, a soft footbed insole gradually molds to your feet as you wear them, giving you personalized support. Whether you rock them with jeans, or rock them with shorts, Birkenstock’s Boston can take on many casual looks for the upcoming warmer season.

Women’s ASICS Gel-Kayano 14 White Midnight 

Due in no small part to ASICS’ recent work with JJJJound, the Gel-Kayano 14 has become one of this year’s most popular sneakers, at least according to the fit checks on Instagram and TikTok. The recent Gel-Kayano design has dropped in multiple additional colorways, combining style and comfort perfectly into one package. And despite the high price point for the JJJJound collab, the newer colorways haven’t strayed too far from their $140 MSRP. This pair in particular evokes a similar vibe to the JJJJound Black and White pair, as it sports cream, white, and dark navy hues that are easy to pair with most outfits. Its synthetic leather and mesh upper, paired with ASICS’ iconic GEL-midsole technology, make the Gel-Kayano 14 a comfortable option for the upcoming season.

Women’s Nike Dunk Low Rose Whisper

The power of the Dunk cannot be denied. As the silhouette’s popularity continues trending upward, it’s unlikely that the zeitgeist’ current obsession with the Nike Dunk is going anywhere. This Rose Whisper colorway brings a warm-toned look to the classic basketball sneaker that is ready for the spring. Rose Whisper and white leather vamping on the upper deliver versatility fit for many spring looks, while an EVA foam sole provides cushioning for daily support. The Panda colorway is, of course, an easy pick for a Dunk, but this Rose Whisper pair brings in a great hit of color that is necessary for the new season.