Spring is an interesting season in a sense that it’s incredibly unpredictable. Pleasantly warm sunshine one moment can in the blink of an eye become an inclement deluge. April showers bring May flowers, right?
Given the fortuitous nature of spring weather, it’s essential to employ a line of footwear that’s not only fashionable, but functional as well. Shoes are arguably the most subjective category of apparel as it seems like no two people have the exact same taste in footwear. That being said, be sure not to treat this as an authoritative guide of what one must buy to look good this season, but rather a reference for a handful of styles at a range of price points. Let’s get to it.
Let’s face it–the minimalist white sneaker craze isn’t going anywhere, and I’m not complaining one bit. Low-cut white trainers can open up a lot of different styles in your wardrobe. An attractive and unobtrusive silhouette coupled with nearly limitless versatility might make some of your other footwear jealous. Nowadays, practically every footwear brand offers a simple unadorned white sneaker, so what should one look for? Well, for starters, I’d consider the uppers–leather or canvas. For my money, I’d go with leather; it’s often easier to clean, and it tends to hold up much better than lower-end textiles. Plus, it’ll better handle that surprise rain shower. That said, canvas is a great choice for when the temperature climbs.