While there’s certainly a time and place for our chic mock-croc boots and sleek strappy sandals, there is something inherently cool about slipping on a pair of laid-back kicks—whether you’re styling it with sharp, tailored pieces or adding a casual touch to a lustrous slip dress. The spring runways were a testament to the staying power of the sporty shoe, with designers showcasing everything from embellished dad sneakers to tie-dye canvas trainers, lazy-girl Velcro kicks, and boot silhouettes. Heck, even royalty loves a good sneaker moment these days. Kate Middleton recently wore a $50 pair from Amazon.
So with a slew of new silhouettes, styles, and colors on the market right now, I turned to my fellow editors to see what sneakers they are investing in for the season ahead. Scroll below to shop our favorite pairs.