* Upgrade your shoe collection with these pastel sneakers
* Pastel variations of Vans, Converse, Adidas and more
* Make a low-key statement at the beach, pool or bar
Summer is almost here, which means it’s time to refresh your sneaker wardrobe with something new. This year, we’re putting our money (and feet) in pastel sneakers.
The pastel trend has taken off over the past year, with celebs and cool kids rocking clothing and shoes in muted tones. Most recently, Kanye West decked out his whole Sunday service choir at Coachella in pastel purple, but for most of us, head-to-toe pastel is a little much. Instead, we suggest rocking the trend in the more low-key form of some classic sneakers.
But trying to score a great pair of pastel-colored kicks at your local mall is a tall order, so we did the searching for you. Below are six pairs of timeless sneakers in pastel colorways including the Vans Old Skool, Converse Chuck Taylors and more.
1. Converse Chuck Taylor All Star
Even if you already own a pair of Chucks (or a few) you can’t go wrong with another. They’re a truly timeless sneaker, and this pastel “oxygen purple” colorway brings them squarely into 2019. They’re a bit bold, so we suggest wearing them with modern chinos, jeans or shorts to match.
2. Vans Old Skool (Zephyr)
Real men can rock a pink sneaker, and Vans Old Skools are one of the best pink sneakers around. The classic lines look great against the zephyr color, upping the vintage vibe that makes the Old Skool so popular.
3. Vans Slip-On
Before buying these slip-on Vans, beware: you’ll end up wearing them all the time. They’re easy to throw on for almost any occasion including going out, traveling or hitting the beach. We recommend wearing them with casual, toned-down outfits and matching modern colors.
4. Vans Old Skool (Lime)
If you just want a splash of pastel on some go-to white sneakers, grab these white and lime Vans Old Skools. They feature a mixed-material upper of suede, canvas and leather, giving the kicks a premium texture.
5. Adidas Originals EQT
For a more modern pastel sneaker, try these Adidas EQTs in trace pink. They showcase a hyper-modern athletic look that has become essential in everyone’s closet, and they look great in this pink and white colorway. Utilize them as a low-key statement when going out or running errands by wearing them with other modern clothes such as joggers or track pants.
6. Sperry Gold 2-Eye Pastel
These Sperry’s make a good preppy alternative to sneakers, and the pastel grey color makes them more modern and wearable than regular leather sperrys. They’re ideal for slipping on at the beach or the pool with shorts and a tee, but can also be worn just as well with chinos and a button-up to dinner.