Photography by Brad Bridgers

Whatever misgivings you have about designer sneakers, forget them. These aren’t the flashy joints that look like something you’d wear to a rave. Feast your eyes instead on designer sneakers that are guaranteed to cross over, seamlessly, into your everyday closet. The styles and shapes may pay homage to your favorite kicks, but these are constructed in premium materials, each featuring their designer’s stamp in the subtle details. Your Jordan 3s are a staple, and we’re not asking that you live without your Vans, but when other options look this clean, it might be time to embrace a change. Check out The 8 Best Designer Sneakers for Spring 2011 from our April/May issue.