Even if they didn't earn a Golden Peacock this Fashion Month, the street-style stars wearing fancy sneakers between shows were still winners for looking chic and comfortable at the same time. In homage, we've sought out some of the most standout sneakers for spring: shoes that you can feel comfortable pairing with cropped trousers on weekends, no heels required.
Whether you're an unrepentant white-sneaker fan or a minimalist taking on brighter styles, we've rounded up ten exceptional pairs. Scroll down to see some of our favorite options for pounding the pavement.
An everyday type of sneaker with a graphic black-and-white twist.
Pony "Topstar" Hi high-top sneakers, $65 at Madewell.
If you're praying that the white-sneaker trend will never die, check out Opening Ceremony's collaboration with Vans on this crisp shoe with a rubber sole. To keep white sneakers pristine come pollen season, use a cleaning kit like this one from Jason Markk.
Opening Ceremony x Vans "Old Skool" sneakers, $100 at Spring.
For a casual weekend look, slip on a pair of Eytys's skater-style shoes in a deep shade of green.
Eytys canvas trainers, $114 at Matches Fashion.
Nike's cult favorite Air Max shoe gets a feminine reboot this spring in a speckled lilac print.
Air Max 90 shoe, $130 at Nike.
This multicolored Adidas sneaker is a functional choice for your daily run and still pretty enough to wear off the track, too.
Adidas Ultra Boost sneakers, $26o at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Doubly cool for the two-toned wedge heel and the illusion that you're exercising more than you really are.
Melby suede espadrille trainer, $310 at Whistles.
Stella McCartney created a black sneaker for maximalists (yes, really) with a chevron heel, spiky sole, AND polka-dot mesh.
Stella McCartney faux-suede trainers, $452 at Matches Fashion.
Woman by Common Projects "Achilles" low top, $410 at Luisaviaroma.
If you loved the thigh-high footwear in Balenciaga's show this past weekend, invest in another pair of vertically minded shoes you can wear now. These perforated high-tops come with some fun stripe-patterned decals, too.
Balenciaga monochrome perforated high-top trainers, $595 at Matches Fashion.
For a statement sneaker fit for a museum, take a peek at Fendi's Impressionistic take on street style.
Fendi printed leather sneakers, $700 at Saks Fifth Avenue.