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Spotlight: Premium Sneaks

There is something about sneakers that demands all excesses be forgiven: day-glo colors, clashing patterns, dubious technological advances (inflating air pods?) What's more, Gucci's hookup with Puma proves that even this most (pardon me) pedestrian section of the footwear marketplace is hot stuff.

Herewith, a guide to the season's hottest sneakers, with something (we hope) for every taste:

Want fine tailoring, something suitable to wear with a suit? Try Umbro's new collection by Brit designer Kim Jones (Thrillist)

Love Asiatrash? Hello Kitty Vans (2k words)

Want to glow in the dark? Neon New Balance, available only in Japan (High Snobriety)

Like to save money and/or play b-ball? Stephon Marbury's Starbury is the answer (Manolo's Shoe Blog)

Bit of a slummer? Adidas offers designs by four top gaffiti artistes

Feeling zen? Go minimalist with the Nike Air Force 1 by Hiroshi Fujiwara

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