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The Best New Spring Shoes to Treat Yourself To Right Now

A nice little distraction from your worries.

Footwear, High heels, Sandal, Shoe, Clip art,
Design by Morgan McMullen

Spring is here and I'm already thinking about what I should dig out of my closet for this season (outside of sweatpants once we're not on lockdown mode anymore). The short answer: Not much. I went overboard on Marie Kondo-ing my closet and gave half my warm-weather wardrobe to a local thrift shop. Now, I need to find new spring dresses and shoes that spark joy in my life. I already have some dresses on my wishlist and, as an avid shopper/fashion editor, I know what the new footwear styles are and where to find them. And yes, I will happily share that information with you. Here are 20 new spring shoes to shop as a yay-we-made-it-through-winter treat.


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A Metallic Purple Sandal
Cashmere Sandals
Villa Rouge shopbop.com

There's no better feeling than letting your perfectly manicured toes shine in open-toed sandals after the long winter. These lavender strap sandals will help you easily transition your outfits into the warmer season. 

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A Floral Embellished Sandal
Maria Floral-Embellished Sandals
Cecilie Bahnsen x Suicoke farfetch.com

This season, Cecilie Bahnsen collaborated with Suicoke to create these sporty yet feminine shoes. (Note the 3D floral embellishment on the straps.) The sport-inspired sandal is a big trend this season, allowing for a comfortable and stylish look. 

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A Pair of Blue Flats
Ruched Flat Leather Mules
Zara zara.com

These buttery leather mules will brighten up your look in a second. Pair with denim or your favorite dress. Add an anklet to complete the look as chains are one of this season's top trends.

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A Caged Sandal
Natural Snake-Printed Leather Caged Mules
Jimmy Choo jimmychoo.com

Snakeskin continues to be a dominating trend for all seasons. This caged sandal is great for date night when you want to spice up your look. The not-so-high 2.6-inch heel means you can enjoy that post dinner and drinks stroll without stopping to slap on Band-Aids.

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A Beige Strap Heel
Double Strap Sandals
Gia Couture x Pernille Teisbaek farfetch.com

We all need a minimalist strapped sandal for spring. This 3.9-inch heel will come in handy for times of need like when you need a beige shoe to match your wedding guest dresses or a work-appropriate, non-flashy heel.

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A Flip-Flop Sandal
2.6 50 Snake Effect Sandals
Studio Amelia farfetch.com

If you've been trying to replace your tattered flip-flops with a similar style, opt for this Studio Amelia pair. It has the same fit, elevated with a heel and slingback strap. The strappy shoe is a great addition to update your shoe game for the season.  

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A PVC Mule
Sonia PVC and Leather Mules
By Far mytheresa.com

For that barely-there aesthetic, try a PVC mule. Our favorite part about this shoe is the trendy ovular block heel. That, coupled with a square toe and wine-colored red leather sole, makes this a must-have It item for summer. 

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A Gladiator Sandal
Tasha Leather Sandal
MICHAEL Michael Kors www.nordstrom.com

For someone who is practical, shop these minimalist gladiator sandals. These shoes will become you new go-to footwear that pairs perfectly with a dress, culottes, or your favorite denim skirt. The rubber soles make for a more comfortable walk.  

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An Animal Print Loafer
Loafers in Ponyskin-Effect Leather
Tod's tods.com

Every outfit can benefit from a pop of animal print and we're loving this zebra printed leather loafer from Tod's. Keep the rest of your outfit simple to let this be the one eye-catching piece in your look.

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A Red Flatform Sandal
Satin Platform Sandals
The Row mytheresa.com

Red shoes signal a fiery persona, so if you're all about standing out and making a statement, this shoe is for you. The flat form silhouette makes the shoe easily wearable because you can walk without worrying about tripping, and the shoe is made from satin for a luxurious feel. 

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An Espadrille Sandal
Campesina Wedges
Castañer shopbop.com

Nothing screams "spring shoes" more than wedge espadrilles like this one from Castañer. The style is beloved by celebs like Pippa Middleton and is a good alternative to stiletto heels, especially if you're walking through grassy areas. 

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A Color Block Sandal
Naomi Color-Block Leather Sandals
Manu Atelier modaoperandi.com

Squared toe sandals continue to dominate this season. These multi-strap color block kitten heels can immediately elevate your look. Style with a silky slip skirt or pleated culottes. 

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A Wooden Platform Sandal
Woven Metallic Leather Platform Sandals
Miu Miu saksfifthavenue.com

Platforms are coming into your shoe closet full force this season. This towering five-inch woven leather sandal features a cork heel and platform. It's perfect for those who want to embody boho vibes.

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A Chain Leather Sandal
Inez Chain-Trimmed Leather Sandals
Kalda farfetch.com

Chain accents were another trend highlight in spring/summer 2020 runway collections. Don't miss out on this built-in jewelry moment, so shop this leather sandal with two different colored chains in lieu of traditional leather straps right now.

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A White Sneaker
Gola zappos.com

Say goodbye to the dad sneaker and hello to this classic, less chunky white sneaker. The low-top style can be worn for all your summer activities and matches all your outfits too.  

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An Embellished Slide
Embellished slides
Ganni mytheresa.com

Your ultimate party slides are here. These embellished pink and red shoes show off your colorful personality and adds texture to the rest of your ensembles. They're definitely a conversation starter. 

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A Brown Leather Slide
Woody Leather Sandals
Chloé mytheresa.com

For the gal who's looking for an everyday slide for the city or beach boardwalk, this is the chic alternative. The Italian-made design features crossing leather uppers in a deep purple color and rubber soles that have white stitching for an equestrian-inspired feel.

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A Macrame Flat
Maryam Nassir Zadeh Patio Loafers
Maryam Nassir Zadeh shopbop.com

Let your feet breathe in flats like this one from Maryam Nassir Zadeh. It's made in Italy from macrame with a pointed toe and decorative bow.  

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A Platform Pump
Houdan 85mm GG Supreme Platform Pumps
Gucci farfetch.com

A heel version of your favorite designer loafers. This is the kind of power woman shoe you need to rock at work with your trousers and pencil skirts. 

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A Denim Sandal
Libby Ankle-Wrap Denim Sandals
Loeffler Randall saksfifthavenue.com

Think of this denim lace-up sandal like you would with your go-to jean jacket and wear it religiously this summer. You can even style this shoe with an all-white denim look or inject the texture into a floral dress ensemble. 

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