Spring is that time of year when you go to grab your white sneakers but realize you wore them to the point where half of your shoe separates every time you take a step, the laces are about to snap, and cleaning them off just won’t do the trick anymore. In short, it’s time to invest in a new pair of kicks.
And if you’re like us, you want a pair of sneakers that look cool enough to wear with your favorite dress shirt and, once it’s Friday at 5 p.m., that vintage tee you scored on the cheap a few years ago.
Sure, there are tons of great white sneakers that fit the bill you can easily buy online right now. But no one really wants to drop money on a pair that doesn’t quite nail that perfect mix of dressy-meets-casual without looking like you’re heading to the gym for a bodyweight workout. Good news: J.Crew launched its new J.Crew x Nike Killshot 2 sneakers this month, and you can finally buy them online (well, if you’re not trying to buy a size 13).
Yes, you’ve seen them before, but the brand revamped one of its best-selling pairs of kicks this time around with what it calls a “sail green” swoosh logo. The suede-and-leather upper serves up some simple style with just the right amount of color, which makes them a little easier to dress up or down—we think they’ll look cool with that new spring suit. And if you’re not completely sold on that green Nike logo, you can still get them in the go-to navy-and-white version for the same price. They’re 90 bucks, but they’re the kind of shoes you’ll want to wear until they completely fall apart—that is, if you can get them before they sell out again.