Sneakers were all over the streets during New York, London, and Milan Fashion Weeks. And on Sunday, when Ellen DeGeneres takes the stage at the Oscars, she'll likely be wearing a suit with really fancy sneakers. With this as inspiration, we cast a wide net to find the most standout sneakers for spring — the kind that are just a little more spectacular than your everyday pair.
Whether they're quilted satin, embossed leather, or in unusual, graphic prints, a pair of sneakers that speaks to you is the best way to feel good about getting dressed. Click through the slideshow ahead to see all of our favorites.
*This article appeared in the March 10, 2014 issue of New York Magazine.