March Lead 1

This March isn't only bringing warmer temps and brighter days, the best brands are rolling out a first few glimpses of spring via low cut basketball releases, light and breathable trail runners, and a new crop of running technology. Let's kick off this month with these 12 Sneakers Releases We're Looking Forward to in March.

RELATED: The 25 Best Soccer Cleats of All Time
RELATED: The 25 Best Basketball Releases of 2012

March - NB Minimus Ionix 3090v2

No. 12 - New Balance Minimus Ionix 3090v2

Release Date: March 2013
Category: Running

The Ionix 3090v2 is one of many new additions to the New Balance Minimus series we'll see this Spring. The 3090v2 is an affordable option for athletes looking to go fast on the Ionix's geometric outsole designed to go off-roading. We're eager to test this one out.


Altra The One

No. 11 - Altra The One

Release Date: March 2013
Category: Running

Altra is somewhat of a newcomer to the running shoe category, but has gained a decent amount of momentum after a successful 2012. This year, Altra is slated for another strong push, and its "The One" shoe is going to play a huge part in it. A combination of lightweight cushioning and protection make it a great option for marathon training.


AJ 28 Color Pack 1

No. 10 - Air Jordan XX8 "Color Pack"

Release Date: March 2, 2013
Category: Basketball

Like it or not, the AJ XX8 is here to stay. In fact Jordan Brand is re-upping on the XX8 this Spring with the vibrant "Color Pack" featuring thee camo-infused silhouettes (Blue, Yellow, Red). Of course all the tech under the zippered hood will remain the same.


March - NB Minimus 10v2 Trail

No. 9 - New Balance Minimus 10v2 Trail

Release Date: March 2013
Category: Running

If you were a fan of the original Minimus 10 Trail, then you’ll be glad to know that the updates on the latest version aren’t anything major. The biggest design change can be found on the outsole, where NB removed enough rubber to decrease the overall weight of the shoe without compromising its durability and traction. That's still more than enough reason for us to try this baby out.


March - Nike Air Max Dynamic Flywire

No. 8 - Nike Air Max 95 "Dynamic Flywire"

Release Date: March 16, 2013
Category: Running

How do you make the "best running shoe of all time" even better? By adding Dynamic Flywire to it, that's how. Nike has truly created a performance machine with this heavenly marriage, and it's back for another go-around this month.


March - Skora Phase 2

No. 7 - Skora Phase

Release Date: March 2013
Category: Running

Skora was one of our favorite running brands in 2012, and this year we're expecting more greatness from the Portland, Oregon-based footwear brand. This month Skora will expand its sneaker offerings with the all-new Phase. We caught a glimpse of this high-grade runner at Outdoor Retailer earlier this month, and were thorough impressed with its unique reflective upper that can only be seen at night.


March - Kobe 8 System Year of the Snake

No. 6 - Kobe 8 System "Year of the Snake"

Release Date: March 9, 2013
Category: Basketball

This month, Nike is set to release three additional colorways of the Kobe 8 System, and among them is this "Year of the Snake" version. We agree, it's one good looking shoe. And it handles well on the court too, just ask Kobe.


March - Reebok DMX Run

No. 5 - Reebok DMX Run 10

Release Date: March 1, 2013
Category: Running

We recently got a change to do a performance review on this classic '90s runner from Reebok, and man did we have fun with it. The DMX Run 10 is a house favorite here as Sneaker Report, and we advise you to take advantage of this great re-release by copping a pair. It's out today!


March - Inov-8 Xtreme 138

No. 4 - Inov-8 Xtreme 138

Release Date: March 2013
Category: Running

This high-grip road shoe from Inov-8 is one of the lightest running shoes around. Despite weighing just 4.9 ounces, the Xtreme 138 features a bevy of performance technologies designed to cater to serious runners.


March - Nike KD V Hulk

No. 3 - Nike KD V "Hulk"

Release Date: March 9, 2013
Category: Basketball

Kevin Durant is a beast on the basketball court, so it's only fitting that Nike is rolling out this green "Hulk" edition of the KD V for him. KD himself has been hyping up this particular release for a while. He's got us excited about it.


March - Nike Air Penny V Invisibility Cloak

No. 2 - Nike Air Penny V "Invisibility Cloak"

Release Date: March 2, 2013
Category: Basketball

The Nike Air Penny V has been, and probably always will be, one of the most popular basketball shoes ever made. Beneath its iridescent "Invisibility Cloak" is a high performance basketball shoe that can ball with the best of 'em.


March - Nike LeBron X Low

No. 1 - Nike LeBron X Low "Teal"

Release Date: March 23, 2013
Category: Basketball

This Spring, Nike will scale down the LeBron X to please those of us who like to ball in low-tops. The initial LeBron 10 X Low will be offered in an Easter-friendly "Teal" colorway to go with its Dynamic Flywire and Nike Hyperfuse performance combo.


Gurvinder Singh Gandu is a New York City-based contributing writer and wear-tester for Sneaker Report, and a contributing writer for Yahoo! Sports. A California-raised, sports-obsessed, gear junkie, follow him here to keep up with all things performance.

RELATEDThe 25 Best Soccer Cleats of All Time
RELATEDThe 25 Best Basketball Releases of 2012

Watch Now