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The 10 hottest trainers for April 2016

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Louise Donovan
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Easter may be but a distant memory but there's one thing to be sure of in this post-chocolate slum: the constant, never-ending supply of trainers. Which is a good thing, naturally. But with limited-edition releases to new colour ways dropping daily, it can be hard to keep up. That's why we've gathered the very best so you'll know exactly what to buy and when (thus beating the sneakerheads at their own game). 

Here's our ten favourite releases for April. 

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  • The 10 hottest trainers for April 2016

    Y3 Pure Boost ZG Knit - Black/White

    What: Y3 Pure Boost ZG Knit - Black/White

    Why you need 'em on your feet: This new drop from Y3 employs the insanely popular boost technology and pairs it with some serious luxury, proving yet again why Adidas is bossing it on all fronts. You might have to sell a kidney to actually purchase a pair, but they'll give you a warm, fuzzy glow. We promise. 

    Get ’em: Out now, £229 endclothing.com

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    Nike Air Max Zero

    What: Nike Air Max Zero

    Why you need 'em on your feet: Who doesn't need yet another pair of Nike Air Max's? Besides, this latest drop has been years in the making. Sketched by Nike OG Tinker Hatfield, he intended them to be the first ever Air Max trainer. It never happened, of course, but Design Director Graeme McMillan was particularly inspired by that early drawing and came up with the fetching design on your left. Also available in blue. 

    Get ’em: Out now, £115, nike.com 

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    Stampd x Puma Blaze of Glory White

    What: Stampd x Puma Blaze of Glory White 

    Why you need 'em on your feet: The latest offering from the Stampd x Puma collaboration are these white beauties. Featuring lightweight nylon, mesh and Trinomic technology (to give your foot extra support), they're chunky but won't weigh you down. The Glory Whites are limited edition, so be quick. 

    Get ’em: Out now, £125, STAMPD.com

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    Woven Converse

    What: Woven Converse

    Why you need 'em on your feet:  You can never go wrong with a good pair of Converse, and these black/grey/white cheques will see you through all summer engagements without leaving your feet in a sweaty mess. How? They've got a unique canvas structure that is hand-woven, which allows for extra breathability. This doesn't mean you needn't bother with socks, however. For the love of god, please, wear socks.  

    Get ’em: Converse Chuck Taylor Woven, available from 30 April priced at £65 Converse.com/uk

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    Saucony Shadow 6000 “Fresh Water”

    What: Saucony Shadow 6000 "Fresh Water"

    Why you need 'em on your feet: West NYC is continuing their fishing-themed Saucony releases with a fresh new colorway. And, yes, it's brown but trust us: the muddiest of colours is having a big spring/summer 16 moment. This is part two of the "Fisherman's Journey Pack" and will look excellent on your feet, proving brown does't have to be, well, so brown. Though maybe not while fishing. 

    Get ’em: 9 April, £100, endclothing.com

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    Supreme x NikeLab Air Max 98

    What: Supreme x NikeLab Air Max 98

    Why you need 'em on your feet: The sportswear giant's official Air Max Day has come and gone, but you've still got plenty to be excited about. Announced on Instagram, Nike recently revealed it's collaboration with New York street brand Supreme. They've swerved the well-known Air Max 90 and Air Max 1 silhouettes and gone for the less obvious choice: the old-school 98. Of course, as with any Supreme collaboration, the hardest part will be getting your hands on a pair. News on the exact release date will be announced soon, so keep your eyes peeled. 

    Get ’em: Coming soon, £TBC, nike.com

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    adidas Originals NMD_R1 PK Camo Pack

    What: Adidas Originals NMD_R1 PK Camo Pack 

    Why you need 'em on your feet: The Adidas NMD is the hottest sneaker on the market, selling out within hours of being available. Missed out last time? Well, listen up: your next chance at the NMD will be their Camo pack, dropping in four colourways (white/black, orange, blue and olive green). They'll be an instant sell-out but we've given you six days to get your act together. Six! No excuses. 

    Get ’em: Out 9 April, £130, adidas.co.uk/NMD

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    Reebok Furylite Slip-On WW

    What: Reebok Furylite Slip-On WW

    Why you need 'em on your feet: If you saw these Furylites last year they had two semi-large holes in them. In 2016 they've filled in said holes, removed the laces and created a slick woven slip-on that moulds to the shape of your foot. 

    Get ’em: Out now, £67, reebok.co.uk 

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    ASICS Gel Lyte III Monochrome Pack White

    What: ASICS Gel Lyte III Monochrome Pack White

    Why you need 'em on your feet: The first Gel Lyte 3 was released in 1989 with innovative features such as the slip tongue (making it even easier to get your sneakers on quickly). 26 years later and they've just (re)released another version, this time a full monotone pack. After numerous colourful editions, it's total simplicity for their Spring 2016 collection. It works, no?  

    Get ’em: Out now, £89.99, consortium.co.uk

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    Adidas ZX Flux ADV

    What: Adidas ZX Flux ADV  

    Why you need 'em on your feet: Alright, alright, we've already spent one entry convincing you of the new NMDs. But in case queuing for hours isn't up your street, why not try the equally exciting, and newly updated ZX Flux. The new version features a transparent plastic heel cage. and is also available in a range of tonal colourways (black and white).  

    Get ’em: Out now, £74.99, footasylum.com

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Louise Donovan is the news editor of ShortList magazine. David Bailey really likes her trainers: “I think they’re hideous.” She also loves Taylor Swift a little too much. Follow Louise on Twitter – Craig David does (@louisedonovan_)

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