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6 Sneakers to Step Up Your Spring Shoe Game

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You have definitely noticed it. The daylight saving time change, the blooming flowers, the pollinated air, the sun shining brightly through your window, and the 60-70 degree temperature. Yes, that's right, temperatures are rising which means you need to say goodbye to those boots you faithfully rocked nearly once a week for the last few months. As a boot lover, I know that packing them in storage is tough. However, the time has come to temporarily put them aside as sneakers become more significant in your everyday spring style.
 
I know what you’re thinking: it’s a new year and a new season, so you need new sneakers. But don't be so quick to trash the sneakers that helped you pull off looks and beast through past sweat sessions. Your broken-in kicks still have just as much stylistic flair as a new pair. Whether you want to indulge or you desperately need some new shoes, here are 6 pairs of sneakers that will definitely highlight your spring--or maybe year-round--style. 
 

1. New Balance Test Run Project 2


New Balance’s Test Run Project 2.0 combines a 90s vibe with a futuristic feeling and retails for $179.99. While this colorful shoe is chunky, it is nothing short of comfortable. With a soft midsole made from cushioned foam, it can be used for exercise and a casual walk-around. 
 

2. Adidas Primeknit


With its knit exterior, this sneaker adapts to the change of your foot whether you’re running, jumping, walking, and more. Available in many colors and retailing from $120 - $230, the Primeknit is extremely lightweight, maximizing comfort while you're working out or wearing casually.
 

3. Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit 2


Nike’s Air VaporMax Flyknit 2 running shoe has evolved into something great. With enhanced features that strengthen flexibility, durability, structure, and comfort, this shoe is a definite go-to when you are on the run and retails from $180 - $225.
 

4. Nike Air Presto


Originally released in 2000, Nike’s Air Presto sneaker is created with new technology and can be purchased for $115 - $140. Designed with remarkable elasticity, this shoe provides exceptional comfort for a proper fit. 
 

5. PUMA HYBRID NX


Structured with soft sock-like features at $90, the HYBRID NX Women’s Running Shoe makes exercise comfortable--well at least for your feet. They are created with innovative midsole foams, making the shoe feel lighter than it actually is. 
 

6. Nike Air Max 270 Premium


These fresh, new shoes have been influenced by two previous Nike classics: Air Max 180 and Air Max 93. Combining elements from both designs, the Air Max 270 Premium is a more versatile sneaker that retails for $180.
 
Like any of these sneakers enough to add them to your spring style? Let us know which one is your favorite in the comments below! 
SOUL REPORTER | Shelby Wingate is a rising senior at Whitefield Academy in Mableton, Georgia. The extremely competitive athlete plays basketball and runs track for her school. While she does love sports, Shelby uses her competitive nature to excel in academics and will apply that same drive when she attends college to major in Journalism or Communications and minor in French.