WORDS BY JOSEPH FURNESS
On the hunt for some Easter treasures? Look no further than FARFETCH, as we’ve got buckets (or, should we say ‘baskets’) of Easter-themed sneakers worthy of your attention this April. Plus, we stock an enviable selection of candy-coloured kicks that are just as suitable for Eastertide as those specifically designed for the holiday.
Jordan Brand released a sequel to their highly admired Air Jordan 7 ‘Hare’ in 2020 that sought inspiration from Bugs Bunny (the Looney Tunes character that appeared in the ‘92 AJ7 Hare Super Bowl commercial). Characterised by its hairy grey upper, pastel pink accents and ‘90s inspired details, the Hare 2.0 is a lot of fun, and an absolute joy to style.
On Easter Sunday ‘21, adidas dropped the second colourway of Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny’s remix of the adidas Forum Low. The soft pink take on the buckled-up kick – aptly christened ‘Easter Egg’ – proved just as popular as the OG shoe released a month prior. Grabs yours at FARFETCH whilst stock lasts.
Considering the Nike Dunk Low SE ‘Easter’ was released a few weeks after Easter ‘21, there’s never been a better time to sport the shoe than to Easter ‘22 gatherings. The multicoloured kick may be bright and conspicuous but we promise it looks polished when paired with minimalist wardrobe staples.
The key differences between the Air Jordan 11 Low ‘Easter Emerald’ and the Air Jordan 11 Low 'Concord' it counts as its muse? The mesh on the upper is swapped out for a soft, buttery leather, and, as the name suggests, the patent leather layer upon the upper is switched from black to emerald green.
The Air Max 270 React was big news back in 2020 as it combined the well-received Air Max 270 silhouette with Nike’s super-comfy, uber-responsive React technology. And one of the most hyped 270s released during the shoe's prime was the ‘Easter’ colourway, set apart by its use of chocolate wrapper hues (namely, royal purple, electric blue and volt green). So if you're looking to add some 270s to your rotation, make it a pair of these.
Easter sneakers don’t come much cleaner than the Air Jordan 12 Low that hit shelves (and Nike apps) in April ‘21. Made up of an icy blue outsole, pure white upper and iridescent details, the ‘Easter’ AJ12 is just the thing you need to add a fresh touch to your Good Friday ‘fit.
In 2020, Nike SB celebrated Easter by releasing the SB Dunk High ‘Spectrum’. The limited-edition shoe is distinguishable by its leather and suede pastel upper offset by a black Swoosh and gum and black rubber outsole. How do you style the shoe? Start with a white tee, so0me blue denim jeans and a pair of white tube socks.
The Lanvin Curb is currently the chicest designer sneaker in the world. Inspired by ‘00s skater shoes, the wide low-top shoes are ideal for completing voguish Y2K ensembles – whether that involves baggy jeans or miniskirts. This Easter, become the cool cousin at the Eastertide family gathering by sporting a pair in a raspberry chocolate-esque pink hue that the Easter Bunny would approve of.
To many, Easter is symbolic of the beginning of spring; thus, our plans for Easter weekend often revolve around soft floral colours. The easiest way to incorporate some English garden shades into your Easter look? Sport a pair of these easy-to-style END. x ASICS Gel Lyte III ‘Pearl’ sneaks that combine peony pink with lavender purple.
New Balance trainers are all the rage right now, and one of the most desirable sneaks released by the sportswear label in recent years is the Joe Freshgoods x New Balance 990v3 ‘Outside Clothes’. The biscuit-brown shoe is enlivened by touches of grass green and sky blue that encapsulate the joyous ambience of Easter weekend motives.
Out of the 50 Off-White x Nike Dunk Lows released in summer ‘21, ‘09 out of 50' is, in our opinion, the colourway that best captures the spirit of the Easter holidays. The bunny grey leather upper is festooned with baby pink laces, a muted yellow tongue, pastel green midsole tag and aqua blue tab tucked under the Swoosh.
Rich Paul – basketball mogul and beau of music icon Adele – teamed up with New Balance in 2021 to put his own spin on their modish basketball silhouette, the New Balance 550. A milky base is adorned with pale yellow, baby blue and navy blue details to form a treat for the feet that’s practically perfect for Easter.
The latest Balenciaga on every judicious shopper’s wishlist is the Balenciaga Runner: a bulky running-inspired fashion sneaker that encapsulates the current mode to a T. What colourway should you be wearing to your egg-citing Easter plans? We’d recommend the sickly sweet ‘White, Pink and Beige’ colourway that’s nothing short of delicious.
In late – and we mean late – summer ‘21, Nike collaborated with Charlotte-born boutique Social Status on a two-shoe pack of flavoured milk-inspired Dunk Mids, the standout of the two being the ‘Chocolate Milk’ colourway. Need we explain why these flavoursome trainers are fitting for a holiday that revolves around confectionery? We thought not.