Spring is the perfect time for a closet refresh. If you’ve got a pair of last year’s sandals that are literally hanging on by a strap, we feel you. You’re loyal to your tried-and-true faves. But newsflash — you don’t have to sacrifice comfort to find a quality (and cute) pair of spring shoes at a reasonable price.
From sandals and flip-flops to sneakers and booties, we rounded up pairs you’ll actually wanna walk in (gasp). It’s time to give last year’s tired pair a toss.
For when you want to be comfortable, but also need a little lift. Enter: the block heel. It pairs just as easily with a sundress as a pair of jeans. This sandal will become your new go-to and comes in five colors, so grab two pairs while you’re at it. ($85, Nine West)
Just one glance at these, and you’ll know you’ve found the one. They’ve got thick straps that won’t cut into your feet no matter how swollen you may be feeling from the heat. Not to mention, the extra arch support guarantees that you’ll be able to move around all day long. They’re incredibly breathable and come in four different colors. Win-win. ($69, Easy Spirit)
We meet again, block heels. Consider these timeless shoes (with an ever-so-slightly trendy toe loop) a closet staple. Because brown goes with literally everything. Throw them on with a flirty skirt or a T-shirt and jeans. No matter what, you’ll look good and your feet will seriously thank you. ($69.99, Saks OFF 5TH
Slides are in. Bright colors are in. Choose the pink in these shoes, and you’ve married the two for one amazing footwear moment. Or you can opt for one of the more neutral colors if the chain is flashy enough for you. We won’t judge. No matter what you decide, these sandals have a padded insole to ensure you’ll be comfy all day. ($54.99, Saks OFF 5TH
They might look like an average pair that won’t provide much arch support, but they’re not. They have air-foam cushioning and extra padding in high-impact areas like the heel and ball of the foot. Aka perfect for vacationing when you’re going from the beach to dinner in an instant (especially since they’re also waterproof). Customers say they ended up wearing them for hours and love how many colors they come in. ($31.95, Amazon)
Introducing a completely plastic version of the classic Arizona Birkenstock. It’s the lighter, waterproof alternative that’s perfect for trips to the pool or beach. Just don’t be surprised if they become your new fave shoe to slip on for a coffee or mailbox run. Customers rave about them, saying that their feet never overheat in these as compared to the leather ones. ($49.99, DSW)
An instant classic, these old-school sneakers are made of recycled leather with minimal processing, so you’re doing some good for the environment too. They’ve got a durable rubber bottom for increased comfort when you’re trekking around. We favor the ecru color, but they’re also available in a few pastel colors as well. Customers report that they were comfortable right out of the box — no breaking in necessary. Huge win. ($66, Everlane)
Is there anything better than a fresh pair of white Converse for spring? We think not. These canvas cuties can be paired with literally anything, but we rec matching them with a crisp pair of blue jeans. We’ve worn ’em and love that this style has more cushioning than the original Chucks. ($54.99, DSW)
PSA: Docs make sandals. And they’re just as comfortable as their combat boots. They’re made with the same Goodyear welt that will hold up over years. The double straps are sure to keep your foot from sliding around as you walk. We like the spring-ready white, but they also come in black. BTW — customers say you might want to consider sizing down for a more secure and snug fit. ($99.94+, Amazon)
Spring can be a little fickle, so it’s nice to have a boot or two in your arsenal. The chunky sole on these makes them trendy, but also comfortable. Grab the sand or white to be spring-ready, but if you want something more formal that you can wear out to dinner, try the black. We love how easy they are to walk in despite the heel. (Seriously, we’ve tried them.) ($55.36+, Amazon)
You heard it here first: Track sneakers are having a moment right now. Get ready to stand out in this stylish pair from New Balance in a colorway that literally embodies spring. There's a reason everyone’s wearing ’em: New Balance shoes are insanely comfortable. Plus, you can pair these with a dress and wear them out to dinner, since they’re so bright and cheery. ($100, Shopbop)
What makes these unique is the square toe, so they’re not going to pinch like classic ballet flats. (Yes, please.) But don’t worry — they still have a cute, delicate bow like more traditional styles. Plus they come in five fun colors. Customers love how buttery-soft the leather is. If you’re back in the office, we can’t think of a better or more comfortable option for your morning commute. ($88.95, Nordstrom)
Think of this as the perfect transitional boot for spring. The white is particularly warm-weather appropriate, but they also come in black for a more dramatic statement. Cushioned insoles and a rubber bottom make them good for all-day wear. ($99, Urban Outfitters)
From the sturdy sole to the breathable lining, these are comfortable with a capital C. You can pair them with jeans, dresses, or skirts. They also come in a taupe suede if you’ve got enough black boots in your closet. PSA: You may need some elbow grease to pull them on at first, but customers say the break-in period isn’t too long. ($88.49+, Amazon)
A surprising hero of spring? The brown bootie. These have dual zippers for pull-on ease and a stacked heel for comfort. Plus with the padded insoles, you’ll never wanna take ’em off. Psst…customers agree the toffee color is even better in person. Add to cart. ($89.06+, Amazon)
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