Don a pair of colourful and comfy kicks that will literally put a spring in your step
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Don a pair of colourful and comfy kicks that will literally put a spring in your step

Long gone are the days you need to coyly swap your heels for sneakers hoping nobody catches you making a quick dash out of the office. Nowadays it’s quite the contrary: designers and trendsetters are making a statement by mixing sporty trainers with stylish garbs. You may not be a sneaker-type but the truth is mixing styles is a fun way to play with your personal style. Pairing a luxurious cashmere sweater and blazer with a pair of Chuck Taylors makes a bold statement that tells the world you're confident AND comfortable.

Check out 10 of spring's latest sneaker styles in all their wild and colourful glory.

Michael Kors Metallic Glam Studded High-Top
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Michael Kors Metallic Glam Studded High-Top

These Michael Kors Metallic Glam Studded High-Top sneakers are pure foot bling and will make a statement with just about any look.

Ash Wedge Sneakers
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Ash Wedge Sneakers

Ash Wedge Sneakers come in a variety of colours and are a feminine way to keep it super sporty. Available in leather, fabric and suede, these are surely meant for fashionistas. If you aren’t ready for a running shoe but want to transition from high heels into something more comfortable, these fit the bill.

Giuseppe Zanotti Metal Plate Sneakers
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Giuseppe Zanotti Metal Plate Sneakers

Make a statement in Giuseppe Zanotti’s Spring 2013 Metal Plate Sneakers in white. Two words for these: sheer luxury.

Nike Air Max+2013
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Nike Air Max+2013

Nike Air Max+2013 has Max Air cushioning with plenty of lightweight flexibility and it comes in some pretty fun colours (the lavender is pretty fantastic).

Asics
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Asics

It’s no secret that Asics puts out some amazing running shoes. Expect to see a lot of Asics in the gym and on the street. But these aren’t for the faint of heart; Asics is becoming increasingly known for its bold colours and designs. Some favourites are the Gel-Kinsei 4, the Gel-Noosa Tri and the Gel-Blur33 2.0.

Adidas Porsche Design
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Adidas Porsche Design

Adidas Porsche Design sneakers are made from perforated leather with a car-inspired suspension system and pivot mechanism. You won’t likely run into a lot of people with these on. If you like to set yourself apart from anything average, give them a spin!

Adidas Adizero
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Adidas Adizero

Adidas has also come out with the Adizero and its popularity is on the rise. These shoes are great both in the gym and on the street. Super lightweight and available in a variety of colours, they have a sleek modern look and their air mesh lining offers a lot of comfort.

Mizuno Wave Evo Levitas
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Mizuno Wave Evo Levitas

Mizuno’s Wave Evo Levitas (derived from the Latin word for “light”) are super eye-catching with their innovative look and colours. They make a nice street shoe to wear with jeans or yoga pants but they are also known for their Wave Technology, providing maximum comfort and a smooth walk/ride/run.

Converse
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Converse

The always classic Converse sneaker is a hip look for men and women. They are versatile: dress them up or keep them casual.

Yves Saint Laurent Leather Sneakers
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Yves Saint Laurent Leather Sneakers

Yves Saint Laurent’s 2013 Spring/Summer Leather Sneakers are tennis-inspired with a streamlined silhouette. The white leather and minimalist look is a nice contrast to all the bright sneakers out this season.