While tonal offerings were front and center during winter, for the Spring 2022 season, we’re eyeing printed sneakers of all kinds — from florals to tie dye to monograms. Novelty prints adorn the high-fashion kicks at Prada, while Louis Vuitton is bringing back its early aughts logo denim. Also in the mood for bold designs, Nike is covering its trainers with flirty florals.
Read on for our picks of chic printed sneakers to shop this spring.
Prada Printed Nylon Sneaker
Price: $1,070 USD
Where to Buy: Prada
No one does prints like Prada. For this chunky low-top, the luxury fashion house combines a spring-ready floral with a minimalist black/white palette for a truly season-less sneaker.
Nike Waffle One “Sunflower”
Don’t sleep on the Nike Waffle silhouette. Not only is it one of the Swoosh’s more wallet-friendly models, but it’s also been popping up in unique colorways such as the “Everybody Running Club” releasing in the next few weeks. For the “Sunflower” colorway, Nike covers the mesh runner with retro floral print overlays and a semi-translucent Swoosh.
adidas Originals Forum Low
Price: $90 USD
Where to Buy: adidas (Release date TBD)
adidas adds a playful touch to the classic Forum Low, with cartoonish trefoil characters appearing throughout the release. With a look that evokes Keith Haring, the low-top is a solid spring sneaker, easily coordinating with the season’s bright hues.
Dior Addict Sneaker
Price: $1,350 USD
Where to Buy: Dior
Combining mesh and PVC, this chunky Dior sneaker brings one of the house’s legacy prints to life with stunning butterfly elements throughout. While the model clearly sees inspiration from the Nike Air Force 1, it takes the design a step further with line detail, added overlays and a stylized translucent outsole.
New Balance 574
Price: $69 USD
Where to Buy: New Balance
New Balance applies a painterly floral print to this head-turning 574. Touches of black make this an ideal pair to transition from dark winter wear into spring shades.
Air Jordan 4 “Zen Master”
Jordan Brand pays homage to legendary coach Phil Jackson and his mindful approach to basketball with a tie-dye AJ4. With the nickname “Zen Master,” Jackson was known to implement meditation and visualization into his techniques, guiding the Chicago Bulls during their golden era.
Louis Vuitton LV Squad Sneaker
Price: $1,030 USD
Where to Buy: Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton applies rose-colored monogram denim to this chunky sneaker, a look that harkens back to the brand’s It bags of the early aughts. Casual at first glance, the shoe stays true to its upscale roots with premium details, including lacquered eyelets and an LV patch.