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Women’s Shoe Essentials: 6 Spring Styles You Should Own

by Rebecca Casamayor

For some women, the return of bright and floral spring styles is just as exciting as the promise of warmer weather and melting snow. While you’re freeing your favorite florals from the back of your closet and investing in new colorful pieces, don’t overlook your spring shoe collection.

Check out these six must-have shoe styles that every woman should have in her spring wardrobe.

1. Elegant Ballet Flats

After wearing heavy, functional boots all winter, it’s nice to swap them out for a pair of romantic ballet flats. These classic shoes are incredibly versatile—you can wear them to work or out on the town, and they can be paired with pants, skirts, and dresses.

Ballet flats come in every color of the rainbow, so you’ll be sure to find spring styles that match your favorite outfits.

2. Everyday Sandals

Depending on where you live, the initial weeks of spring may still be a bit too chilly to expose your toes, but once late spring rolls around, you’ll find yourself reaching for classy everyday sandals.

Sandals are the ultimate warm-weather shoe, as they can really be worn anywhere—some casual offices even allow them at work. Opt for high-quality pairs, such as ones made from leather, and in neutral colors, so you can wear them for years and years to come.

Laser-Cut Leather Slides

3. Cute Rain Boots

No one likes soggy shoes, so be sure to invest in a pair of rain boots to wear during those infamous April showers. While not the most comfortable footwear out there, rain boots are excellent for running errands, commuting, and walking the dog. They’ll keep your feet dry, saving you from the discomfort of walking around in squishy, wet shoes.

4. Ankle-High Booties

Ankle booties are a great option for spring, as they provide more coverage than sandals, but aren’t as heavy as knee-high boots. Light-weight, versatile, and stylish, these booties can be worn out on a weekend adventure or to work, and pair easily with pants and skirts in a multitude of colors.

Laser-Cut Peep-Toe Booties

5. Practical Sneakers

There’s no better time to engage in your favorite outdoor activities than during spring. Whether you like hiking, biking, playing tennis, or just going for long scenic walks, you’re going to need a pair of practical athletic shoes to power you through these activities.

But how do you know when it’s time to replace your sneakers? The American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine says your soles might be worn out if they’re noticeably creased, show signs of unevenness, or have been worn for more than 300 miles of walking or running.

6. Strappy Pumps

Want to amp up your office style this spring? You can’t go wrong with a pair of fun strappy pumps. They’re closed-toe, but they’ll give your feet a chance to breathe on those hot, late-season days.

Patent Leather Strappy Pumps

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