Many of us keep our best kicks safely out of the way until spring is safely in situ, not wishing to besmirch them with any lingering slush or worse yet, "wintry mix." While some parts of the Northeast aren't there quite yet, the end is in sight, so it's time to stock up on the essential sneaks you'll need to cruise through the season in style.
Here are ten you'll want to make room for right away:
In creamy white leather, with a portrait of the famed tennis ace on the tongue and hipster designer Simmons' perforated initial on the side.
Perforation is the current trend for kickwear and we're 100% in favor because it's so damn cool. The icon reborn once again.
A total steal, this vintage inspired sneak comes in the perfect combo of indigo suede with cream stripes and a–wait for it–perforated vamp.
Another great deal, this color is called "blanc de blanc," which sounds like champagne, and the perforation is amped-up here to more of a cut-out.
You can't go wrong with blue, white and cream for getting into the spring spirit. They come "distressed" but not too distressed.
The famed Puma waves are perforated–natch–but this pair also incorporates the other bang-on trend: velcro straps. Win-win.
The priciest sneaker on this list comes from the hottest collaboration, so don't hesitate. And you get the perforated - velcro combo to boot.
Take a breather in the form of this classic canvas slip-on updated and upgraded in grey and blue suede. Where's my yacht?
This stunner is a hybrid of a desert boot and a high-top in killer blue suede that can take you from the office to the club in one smooth step.
The steal of the lot, Puma's collab with the streetwear brand comes in a very cool shade of forest green textured suede with essential perforation.