Kick heels to the curb.

By Dwyer Frame
Updated March 15, 2016
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The athleisure trend is still going strong, and that means leggings and slouchy sweatshirts are as at home at the gym as they are on a girls' night out. And chic sportswear extends to shoes, with bright, bold sneakers making their way into the mainstream. That's great news for your feet, as anyone who's ever stepped into a pair of heels knows (see ya, pinched toes). And sneakers are a huge improvement for the rest of your body, too: sky-high heels can throw you off-balance, putting strain not just on your feet, but also your lumbar spine, hips, and knees.

We're not saying you should toss your stilettos for sneaks all the time—athleisurewear may look a little out of place at, say, a formal wedding (though celebs like Kaley Cuoco and Rihanna did recently pair sneakers with gowns on the red carpet). But sporty streetwear may have a place at the bar, or even the office. Here are 10 of our top picks for spring '16.

Keds Women's Champion Original Canvas Sneaker ($79; amazon.com)

Wear them with jeans, a flouncy skirt, shorts, leggings...they go with anything, especially since they come in 15 colors.

Vans Classic Slip-Ons ($60; zappos.com)

New York-based multimedia artist Baron Von Fancy lent his signature hand-lettered phrases to his collaboration with Vans. This pair is at once eye-catching and versatile enough to go with everything in your wardrobe.

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Women's New Balance for J. Crew ($75; jcrew.com)

J. Crew teamed up with New Balance to resurrect one of the iconic shoe brand's classic styles, the 696.

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adidas Stan Smith Original Sneakers ($85; six02.com)

These tennis shoes have been around since the '70s, but this is the first time adidas has offered them in this gorgeous rose-gold hue.

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Superga Cotu Sneaker ($65; nordstrom.com)

This simple lace-up was last year's "it girl" sneaker of choice, and it continues to be hot in 2016. It comes in seven shades, and will be your new go-to for weekend errands and travel.

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adidas x Limited Edt ZX Flux Sneakers ($130; barneys.com)

adidas collaborated with Limited Edt, a sneaker retailer that's huge in Singapore, to design this funky metallic kick.

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Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Reflective Camo Americana Ox ($75; zappos.com

The classic Chucks you've been wearing since junior high have been given a modern revamp with a reflective camouflage print.

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TOMS Paseo Sneakers ($60; zappos.com

Want sneakers you can sport at the office? These Oxford-inspired kicks can pass for professional while also keeping you comfy through your 9 to 5 and beyond.

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Onitsuka Tiger by Asics Serrano ($75; zappos.com)

Asics jumps on the florals trend that's so hot this season with this feminine update to its classic sneak.

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Christin Louboutin Gondolastrass Sneakers ($1,295; barneys.com)

Yes, these shoes cost nearly $1,300. No, we can't afford them, either. But we are including them on this roundup to prove a point: If Christian Louboutin—the French footwear designer known for sky-high, red-soled stilettos—is getting in on the sneaker game, then they really are a fashion "do."

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