Be it the after effects of El Niño, or just good old fashioned global warming, which right now its the opposite of sweater weather (well, at least in California, stay warm Middle America/East Coast!), which unfortunately means most of us are putting away our NorthFace’s,  Levi 501’s, cardigans and chukkas a little earlier this year. On the glass half full side of things, it also means spring footwear season is about to be in full swing. Here are five runners available now to get you started! (Oh, and no we didn’t put away are beanies, those are always in)

Story By: Kingsley Pascal
Images By: Asics, Nike, Puma

Nike Air Max Tavas

Classic comfort, retro look with new age finishing and materials, and available in a myriad of colors?  I spy the next Roshe.


Nike Air Max LTD (Bright  Crimson)

Far from a new drop, the Air Max LTD, popularized by Eminem, has never been dressed like this before, but we aren’t mad at em. Hotter than a studio with no A/C.

nike air maxPuma X Alife R698 (pink/peach bud)

The peachbud/choral laces is what really makes these ones pop. Perfect pickup for Spring break at the beach. Just don’t wear them on the actual beach.

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Asics Gel-Respector(blue/crystal blue)

Nothing says spring like pastels, and the crystal blueness of the upper combined with gold paint spackle on the white midsole reeks of a goody one might find on an Easter egg hunt.

shoes grid 2Nike Free RN distance

The uber popular “free run” series is back in a big way. With a slightly lower and sleeker silhouette, this free run actually resembles the O.G free 5.0’s from over a decade ago more than its immediate predecessors. Grab yours before everyone else does!