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9 Editor-Approved Comfortable Sneakers for Spring — All Under $100

Including options to wear to the office.
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Fashion trends come and go, but there are a few classic pieces that stay in style every year. For spring, some of those timeless items include a well-fitting pair of jeans, a crisp white tee, a button-down shirt, and of course, comfortable sneakers. If you haven't found your pair of holy grail sneakers just yet, InStyle shopping writers and editors are here to help. They shared their must-have spring sneakers, and the best part is, all the options are under $100. 

The list of editor-approved sneakers includes styles from top-rated brands like New Balance, Superga, Reebok, and Vans. You'll find classic white sneakers, slip-on options, and a couple of statement pairs. Plus, many of these styles have been deemed comfortable enough to wear on a commute to work. So, if you're heading back into the office this spring, this list should be your first stop for comfortable footwear. 

Below, browse through all nine sneaker picks and hear from the writers and editors themselves about what makes each option stand out. 

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New Balance 997H V1 Lifestyle Sneakers

Shop now: $81; amazon.com

"With spring coming up, I recently hopped on the New Balance trend. The 997H sneakers are undoubtedly the most comfortable and stylish pair of athletic shoes I own. I can wear them with everything from leggings and a T-shirt to a flowy dress and statement jewelry, and I'm ready for wherever the day takes me. And as I head back into the office this spring, I plan to wear these sneakers on the commute." – Eden Lichterman, Amazon Ecommerce Writer

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Superga Low-Top Sneakers

Shop now: $40 (Originally $79); amazon.com

"My go-to pair when I want to dress up but keep comfy are these platformed Superga's, a slightly taller version of the original sneakers royals and supermodels swear by. Their chunky 1.5-inch rubber soles give my petite-length legs some extra height, making them look way more elongated than usual. For that reason alone, I reach for these sneakers whether I'm wearing breezy spring dresses and skirts or cropped straight-leg jeans on more casual days; their super breathable and comfortable canvas upper is a big added bonus." – Zarah Kavarana, Ecommerce Editor

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Reebok Classic Harman Walking Shoes

Shop now: $51 (Originally $65); amazon.com

"There is nothing quite like a pair of white sneakers — they truly are versatile and can be worn with any outfit, whether you're in the mood to throw on a dress or are all about the classic T-shirt and jeans combo. These from Reebok are forever a favorite. The sneakers are super comfortable to walk in, and it truly feels like I'm walking on a bouncy cushion when I wear them. Plus, the tan sole adds a pop of (neutral) color that makes the sneakers stand out. I have a soft spot for the shoes, too, as my grandma always wore all-white Reeboks once warmer temperatures hit, and she was a true style queen." – Jennifer Maldonado, Ecommerce Editor

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Cariuma Salvas Sneakers

Shop now: $98; cariuma.com

"Cariuma's Salvas sneakers won me over once I heard they were a leather shoe with no break-in time. It's true: Once I slipped them on my feet, it felt like I had already owned them for a few years. The sustainable shoe has a unique bio-based memory foam insole made with cork that molds to your feet and makes walking super comfortable. I've been wearing them nonstop since the brand gifted them to me (there is evidence on my Instagram) because they're equally comfy and stylish, so I grab them any time I want to elevate my outfits (which is always). I'll definitely be wearing them a ton once I'm back in the office, too." – Christina Butan, Ecommerce Writer

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Vans Old Skool Sneakers

Shop now: $65; nordstrom.com

"These are my go-to shoes for everything. I wear them with jeans and a blazer to the office and workout gear when running errands around my neighborhood. And because they're so basic and simple, I can even pair them with dresses to wear to work and beyond. I've logged countless miles in these comfy kicks while traveling and commuting to the office (with no blisters or sore feet). They're my favorite shoes of all time." – Jessica Leigh Mattern, Senior Amazon Ecommerce Editor

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Vans Platform Slip-On Sneakers

Shop now: $60; nordstrom.com

"Early on in my career, I encountered a dilemma: wanting to look nice and fashion-forward, like the street style stars and editors I admired in my industry, but not exactly having the budget to shop designer. Thankfully, some of the best outfits I've seen are styled with classically cool, under-$100 sneakers — specifically, white Vans. Not only does the neutral color mean they complement a variety of outfits, from feminine puff-sleeved dresses to dark structured trousers, they're comfortable enough for commuting and long, blister-free walks around the neighborhood. Plus, since there are no laces, these sneakers are easy to slip into each morning and keep by the door (for me, they're both a 'cute' everyday shoe and a quick, dog walking shoe). While I'll always love the OG style Vans Classic Sneaker, I've swapped them out for the platform alternative in recent years, which I feel adds an extra element of fun — and, of course, some extra height for my 5'0 self." – Samantha Sutton, Senior Fashion Editor 

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Adidas Originals Stan Smith Sneakers

Shop now: $70 (Originally $80); amazon.com

"In my many, many years of sporting sneakers, I have never encountered a pair as comfortable as my old-school Adidas Stan Smith's. They're perfect walking shoes — ones that I can spend miles in — but I also adore that I can pair them with jeans and look effortlessly put together. The white base is always trendy, but you can add a pop of color on the heel by choosing from a slew of colors. Plus they're inexpensive (just $70 at Amazon), so you can snag a few colors and not break the bank." – Amy Schulman, Ecommerce Writer

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Skechers Uno Stand on Air Sneakers

Shop now: $64; amazon.com

"I have flat feet, fallen arches, and chronic lower back pain, all of which combined means I've never been able to stay on my feet long without a pair of shoes that come with strong arch support and plush cushioning. I have more than 10 pairs of white sneakers at this point but none of them are nearly as comfortable as Skechers' Uno Stand on Air sneakers. They provide just the right amount of arch support I need and are so breathable that I can easily wear them on humid summer days without itching to take them off every second. Plus, I love how they have a 1.5-inch heel to make my legs look just the tiniest bit longer. They're so good, I already own two pairs." – Nina Huang, Lifestyle Ecommerce Writer

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Puma Cali Sneakers

Shop now: $80; amazon.com

"These are the only shoes I've ever owned that are super stylish and out-of-the-box comfortable. They started out as my commuter sneakers but then I started wearing them with everything because of how sleek they are. They're an elevated version of traditional white sneakers/tennis shoes and instantly make every outfit I have cooler, whether it's for work, running errands, brunch — the list goes on. I get so many compliments on them and they last forever." – Emily Belfiore, Ecommerce Writer