Spring weather can be undecided, but your choice of footwear shouldn’t be. 

Spring has sprung, and with it, April showers. Don’t be fooled by the glorious sunshine and milder temperatures. These can quickly change, greeting us with grey skies and sudden downpours. Get it right with shoes that can withstand the wetter weather, and you’ll be ready for anything. Get it wrong, and your favourite pair can let you down quickly. See our guide to wet weather-friendly sneakers below to help you navigate the spring season.

Air Jordan 1 Element Gore-Tex Light Bone College Grey Black

The Air Jordan 1 has undergone a practical reconstruction to face the elements, using the ever-reliable Gore-Tex to keep you comfortable. Dressing the legendary silhouette in muted neutral grey and black, the Air Jordan 1 Element Gore-Tex Light Bone College Grey Black channels the on-court versatility of Michael Jordan into keeping you dry through the application of water-wicking fabrics. The sidewalls of the legendary sneaker feature the all-important Nike Swoosh, whilst underfoot, Air technology provides comfort rain or shine. With the usual performance-enhancing aspects of the Air Jordan 1, including a perforated toe box and padded collar for support, this Gore-Tex Jordan will take you from shooting hoops to staying dry with ease. 

Nike Dunk Low Grey Fog

Crafted from premium leather,the Nike Dunk Low Grey Fog can handle a shower or two. A crisp white upper is matched perfectly with grey overlays to form part of its low-key appeal. A textured rubber sole ensures traction whilst housing Nike Air cushioning for comfortable wear. Balanced colour blocking nods to the style’s courtside roots, and a breathable toe box makes sure the style is suitable for any activity. Thanks to the Dunk’s leather construction, they remain easy to clean and practical for all-season wear. Try the Nike Dunk Low Grey Fog for a trouble-free, low-profile silhouette that can handle whatever comes its way. 

Nike Air Force 1 Low Supreme Black 

With a cult-like following garnered through an industry-altering marketing approach and a focus on quality product, New York Streetwear polymath Supreme has you covered. With a leather construction and durable outsole, the sleek Nike Air Force 1 Low Supreme Black offers a hard-wearing silhouette dressed in a wearable all-black colourway, perfect for unpredictable weather. A monochromatic Swoosh offers a subtle branded accent, pairing perfectly with a smaller embossed Supreme box logo to the heel to provide the perfect pop of colour. Add the iconic Supreme Air Force 1 to your arsenal this spring. 

New Balance 2002R X The Basement Grey Black 

The Basement continues to carve its own path, from a streetwear-focused Facebook group to collaborating and designing for major labels. The New Balance 2002R x The Basement Grey Black charts the passion and ambition encouraged by the shared community, seen in a “locals only” style campaign in the Blue Posts pub, a regular haunt for Basement members. The UK-based collective dressed the comfort-focused New Balance 2002R in a waterproof suede, punctuating the weather-ready style with nubuck accents. A secure lacing system pairs with a grip-grabbing sole to take you through to summer. 

Air Jordan 11 Retro Cool Grey 2021 

Originally released in 1996 and a favourite of Michael Jordan himself, the Air Jordan 11 Retro Cool Grey 2021 is one of legendary footwear designer Tinker Hatfield’s stand-out designs. As a nod to formal dress shoes, the suede upper features patent leather overlays. A neutral grey and white colourway made from easy-cleaning materials makes these sneakers suitable for all-weather wear, showcasing the iconic Jumpman logo on the style’s supportive collar. Known as the shoe worn for Jordan’s legendary return to basketball, the sneaker carries a piece of sneaker history. Lace your trainer legacy this spring with the Air Jordan 11 Retro Cool Grey 2021

Air Jordan 5 Gore-Tex Off Noir Womens 

Another celebrated Jordan style receives waterproofing treatment courtesy of Gore-Tex, with the Air Jordan 5 Gore-Tex Off Noir Womens. A faded black nubuck upper pairs with light grey and red accents for subtly balanced colour contrast. Created in the spirit of Jordan’s fierce on-court presence, designer Tinker Hatfield drew inspiration from an American Mustang fighter jet. First released in 1990, crimson shark teeth permeate the midsole to reflect Jordan’s position as an apex predator at the top of the leaderboard.