The 12 Best Spring Sneakers to Break Out in 2024

Plus some spring sneaker trends to keep an eye out for

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We're now on the cusp of entering the spring season which means March Madness, April showers (time to bust out those rain boots), May flowers, and… sneakers. Spring season is always a fun time in the sneakerhead universe, with pops of colors and previews of what’s to come in the summer. If you are a fan of basketball, many players (Kevin Durant and LeBron James to name a few) drop their latest signature shoes around the time of the playoffs (which start in the middle of April), with a sizable amount of new colorways hitting the market from some of your favs. Of course, we’ve been monitoring the latest spring sneaker trends and if you are anything like us, then you are probably wondering which sneakers you should invest in for the season. You called and we've answered. Here's a guide to the best spring sneakers for 2024.

From shoes like the Nike Air Max Pre-Day ($190+) to the adidas Ultra Boost Climacool ($94+), these are some great options to add to your spring capsule wardrobes.

What are some spring sneaker trends?

This year’s spring trends aren’t too much different than previous years in the sense that spring brings simplicity. You have hot days, cold days, and days in between, and sometimes it feels like it never stops raining. For that reason alone, you don’t really see a lot of people busting out the kicks (at least their newer ones) on a daily basis. In fact, there might even be more days where you’re wearing rain and winter boots as opposed to sneakers. We’re saying all this just to reiterate that neutral simplicity is the major theme every spring season. Also, retro streetwear is a major anticipated trend for the year 2024, so keep that in mind as you're shopping as well.

More specifically, we've continued to see the rise of gorpcore and techier sneakers (like Salomons) in the past few years, do we don't expect that to slow down. The explosion of Wales Bonner's collab with adidas has also continued to increase the hype around lowtop tennis shoes, which are also a great fit for the season and could very well be a spring sneaker trend this year. And of course, Nikes and Jordans are always a great bet.

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1. Nike Air Max Pre-Day Sneakers

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  • Sizes: 4 - 13

March 26, 2024 is National Air Max Day, and while you could always pull out the tried and true sneakers in your closet, Air Max day is the perfect excuse for adding another pair to your roster. Seven different colorways accompanied the Pre-Day collection when it was released in March 2022 to mark 2022's Air Max Day, so you shouldn’t have any problem finding one that fits your style (though you may have to look around a bit). The spring vibes are in full effect here with the cream, white, and navy blue upper. Not to mention, Air Maxes are quite comfortable to walk in.


2. adidas Ultraboost Climacool

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  • Sizes: 5 - 14

All. Black. Everything. Simple black sneakers are on the list of Spring 24 trends, and well, this is a simple black sneaker. Just about every adidas fan has owned some variation of the Ultraboost in their time of being a sneakerhead, and from a technology and comfort standpoint, this isn’t too much different from the others. Additionally, we've listed another colorway from Amazon below to give you something different in terms of style, color, and design. Check it out below.


3. Reebok Ghostbusters Ghost Smasher Men’s Shoes

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  • Release Date: 4 - 12.5

Are these things...real? Apparently so according to Reebok. Some brands do the creepy crawly halloween-themed sneakers only during the month of October. Reebok, however, has been bringing the ghouls and goblins year-round these past couple of years, and that includes the shoes in their Ghostbuster collection, which are certainly eye-catching and in line with the movie that comes out later this year. These sneakers literally look like they can be found in an evil laboratory somewhere, and are sure to draw plenty of attention when worn.


4. Reebok Instapump Fury Preseason '94 Shoes

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  • Sizes: 3.5 - 13

You can never go wrong with the good ole 90s. We’ve been in a 1990s mood lately—maybe it's because of that retro streetwear trend we mentioned earlier, so if you are feeling similarly, then as always, the Instapump Fury is right up your alley. What's more, they are really throwing it back to the 1990s with their Preseason 94 shoes, which are a banger in our book. A true basketball shoe in every sense of the word, this is a good pickup for hoopers in need of a new gym sneaker.


5. Nike Infinity Kyrie Basketball Shoes

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  • Sizes: 8 - 15

To say that Kyrie Irving has been spectacular as of late would be a massive understatement. When he’s not putting on ridiculous x amount of point performances, Irving is releasing bold, creative, sneakers that challenge the status quo (and soon to make a reappearance in the sneaker world in 2024). While Irving may not be with Nike anymore, his shoes with the brand will always be appreciated. We’ve got multiple colors to choose from on this bad boy—White, Light Iron Ore and more. An under $75 shoe, this is a must grab.

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6. Air Jordan 1 “USA”

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  • Sizes: 7 - 18

It's 2024 people, which means we are officially in an Olympic Year. This go-round the festivities are taking place in Paris, and what better way to commemorate by rocking of pair of USA-themed kicks? Jordan Kick since we're being specific. The optics of this shoe tell you everything you need to know as it's literally red, white, and blue, and pays homage to Jordan and that incredible 1996 Olympics Team.


7. Nike Air Max 1 “Blueprint”

  • Sizes: 6 - 15

Dropping on Air Max Day, “Blueprint” is an absolute must-have, and definitely among the more unique Air Maxes we’ve seen in the past few years or so. The cream and white blue mixture reminds of you those beautiful sunny spring days when you're walking outside taking in the spring weather, and that alone is enough to check the springtime vibe we're looking for. Plus, as we've said before, Air Maxes are quite comfortable.


8. Nike Dunk Syracuse

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  • Sizes: 4 - 12.5

Yeah, there was absolutely no way we could leave the Nike Dunk High Syracuse sneakers out of this list. Nothing screams spring and summer like a bright orange and white shoe, and look what we have here—an bright orange and white shoe Nothing more needs to be said other than the fact that this shoe would be totally worth the $115 investment. Oh, and we've founded the padded cushioning on dunks to be super comfy as well. Don't say we didn't put you on.


9. Air Jordan 1 “Heritage”

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  • Sizes: 3.5 - 12

Once you’re in the sneaker game for a long period of time, you can sort of begin to predict which shoes are classics and automatic classics. This is the latter. Why? Because every red, white, and black Jordan 1 is to some capacity. Heritage bears some resemblance to the red and white Jordan 1s of yesteryear, and the Bloodlines in my opinion. The Bloodlines have been notoriously hard to get, and there’s no need to revisit how hard its been to grab other legendary Jordan 1s with red and white in them, so alas this is another opportunity to get a similar shoe. At least we think it is.


10. Air Jordan 5 “Easter

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  • Sizes: 7 - 12

Does it get anymore spring than an Easter-themed colorway? We'd venture to say it absolutely doesn't get any more spring than an Easter-themed colorway. As far as specs go, these have all of the standard features 5s are accompanied with such as the chunky model, the notable TPU overlays, and the logo, but the light purple color with teal accents on the outsole is what really gives these sneaker the Easter pop needed for spring. Jordan 5s also have good response technology and a padded midsole, so you're good in the comfort department as well.


11. Psudo Men's Cambridge

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  • Sizes: 8 - 14

Ditches the laces this spring with this Men's Cambridge Sneaker from Psudo, which feature a beautiful white/burgundy color perfect for the season. These trendy and stylish sneakers are made with a unique 3-piece construction that eliminates traditional laces and other waste that comes with traditional, multi-component sneakers and are made of 75% recycled plastic bottles. As with all PSUDO sneakers, they are machine washable, require no break in period, no laces to trip you up, and the anti-microbial insole and are made to be worn with or without socks. In addition to the white/burgundy color, there's two more colorways to choose from in this model, so make sure you take a look.


12. Magna Forest ESC Men's

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  • Sizes: 8 - 14

Also consider this Magna Forest ESC from Vivobarefoot for your springtime footwear needs. Something between a cross of a sneaker and a hiking boot, the Magna Forest is dressed in a smooth Obsidian-Lime black color, features the brand's Active Ortholite Performance Insole which is made of 98% recycled PU foam, and is a lightweight and active option that will allow you to walk comfortably all day while making your way through tough trails and terrains.

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