Photo: Low Top Caribo Cognac by Filling Pieces.
Whether you opt for a richly hued goldenrod color, or something slightly more relaxed like a sunny beige, we found the shoes to put a little cheer in your step. Manufacturers have not only remained consistent in the traditional color ways we expect from sneaker brands – black, white, grey – but have embraced and sometimes gone a little too far in integrating statement tones. Somewhere in-between those two places they are giving us something to get on board with: jewel-toned sneakers that are both neutral yet statement-making.
At the top of our list is the Gel-Lyte V by ASICS Tiger. They have the build to stand up to a tough workout, but an unexpected color combination which mixes cream, beige and mustard, ensuring that you will definitely not blend in with everyone else at the gym. If you’re looking for a sneaker with a little more soul (and sole), we recommend the B.Elite in Suede by Diadora.
Don’t fret if the bright pigment and saturation is a little too much, understated versions exist as well. We like the Brohm Lite, by Ransom, a sneaker boot made in rich suede, and the Native Run (in Sand) by Nid De Guepes, which are handmade with an ode to Native American moccasins.
Pair your new footwear with a mix of staples. Instead of opting for the go-to jeans, we suggest trying these expressive shoes with some skinny black pants, along with a premium cotton tee and a button down sweater. For a more casual look, try some neutral joggers with a grey crewneck sweatshirt.