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The Best Spring Shoes to Refresh Your Wardrobe

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Ahh, spring is finally here. It’s time for flowers, pastel hues, Easter eggs, and daylight savings. You’re also probably gearing up for an annual closet clean-out, which means you’ll be swapping out bulky winter boots for stylish sandals, fancy flats, and some refined kitten heels.

Throughout the 2024 spring-summer Fashion Month, we saw a plethora of shoe trends that have set the tone for the season. Highlights include boho wedges at Chloé, sexy slingbacks at Gucci, and a unique assortment of fuzzy footwear at Simone Rocha, Aknvas, and Dauphinette. Kitten heels and flats were still a clear favorite of off-duty models, editors, and influencers, but if you’re over the ballet-flats renaissance, there are plenty more spring-shoe trends to add to your rotation — from comfy sneakers and peep-toed mules to chunky wedges and even some Beyoncé-inspired cowboy boots. So whether you’re into classic Printemps pastels and flats or versatile sandals, keep scrolling for the 22 best spring shoes to shop now.

The Best Ballet Flats

Recently worn by Kendall Jenner for a casual night out, these Mansur Gavriel Glove Flats are a sleek, contemporary twist on the ballerina style. Made from the brand’s signature Italian lambskin leather, the round-toed flats feature a unique center seam and stacked heel for extra comfort.

Everlane Leather Day Mary Jane
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$124

These square-toed flats that are reminiscent of your very first pair of ballet slippers should be an everyday staple. They’re versatile, comfortable, and made from buttery-soft leather.

When the temperatures rise in the spring and summer months, it can be nice to free the toes. But if you’re not in the mood to bare it all in sandals, slip on a pair of chic mesh flats. Made of shimmering-silver metallic mesh and leather, these Le Monde Béryl Luna slippers are an effortless option that will elevate any spring look.

If you’re ready to load up on pastel hues for spring, start with these delicious butter-yellow flats. Featuring a padded leather footbed that assures support, these satin shoes are ideal for those who want a classic silhouette in an unexpected color.

The Cut’s photography director, Noelle Lacombe, loved the colorful jelly sandals that paraded down the runway during The Row’s Paris Fashion Week show last fall. These have a similar nostalgic feel for a fraction of the price.

The Best Heels

Love the comfort of flats but want a bit of height? Enter the kitten heel. A favorite style of Kylie Jenner’s (she’s the new face of Sam Edelman), these go with your favorite jeans, a summer dress, and everything in between. Plus they’re available in a variety of colors and textures.

These baby-blue heels are the Easter-egg-colored shoes you’ve been looking for this season; they’re the perfect combination of a slip-on mule and a kitten heel. The silver-hardware details add a bit of edge.

Furry shoes dominated the runways in February, and Cortne Bonilla, the Cut’s fashion-market editor, can’t wait to embrace this campy footwear trend.

The Best Sandals

Made of Neil J. Rodgers’s signature padded leather, these sandals feature soft and squishy knotted straps that mold to the feet as you wear them as well as a padded footbed for all-day comfort.

Proenza Schouler’s Toe Ring sandals made waves earlier this year. If you want to try the trend for a fraction of the cost, try this strappy pair from Zara.

As mentioned earlier, fuzzy shoes were all over the runways this season, from faux-fur flats to feathered pumps and slippers. And don’t be intimidated by this slipper-inspired pair from Sleeper — they’re surprisingly easy to style with straight-leg jeans or a silk slip dress for date night.

Another footwear trend spotted in Milan and Paris? Platforms and wedge sandals. So if flats aren’t your thing, try these quirky leather clogs that offer style, comfort, and height.

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Available in a selection of neutral tones, these handcrafted fisherman sandals from Everlane’s the Day spring edit are functional and durable enough to wear for all your spring activities.

The Best Loafers and Mules

Inspired by the streets of Italy, these handwoven raffia loafers are ideal for spring and summer vacations. They feature Birdies’ signature, seven-layer “cloudlike” footbed for maximum comfort and durability.

The toe-ring trend gets a surrealist spin with this Tory Burch style, an edgier version of the classic mule. It boasts an inverted heel cushion for added comfort.

If you’re looking for a shoe you can dance in that’s in a comfortable height, you’ll love these calf-leather mules featuring a wavy, chunky heel. The iRi REA mule’s signature, patented Dancing Heel guarantees you’ll be comfortable (and look cool) all night long.

Slip your toes into these dainty satin mules with the tiniest of kitten heels. The almond-toe-shaped shoe can easily dress up a pair of jeans or enhance your favorite flouncy skirt.

The Best Sneakers

Frankie4 shoes were designed for the sole purpose of foot support and comfort. The brand was founded by Australian podiatrist Caroline McCulloch, whose Sole Hero Footbed technology helps improve lower-limb alignment with a layered sole and cushioned support system.

If you love metallics, ditch the laces in these silver sneaks that have Velcro closures across the tongue. A nod to the sneaker trends of the ’90s, these are a nostalgic and unique choice for spring.

The Best Boots

A white boot is a necessary addition to any spring wardrobe, and these are especially good because they feature a lacquered design that can double as a rain boot in unpredictable spring weather. We also love that they have a retro flair.

This ain’t Texas, but western fashion is cool pretty much everywhere (thanks to Beyoncé’s upcoming country album). If you want to partake in the trend, try these fashion-forward cowboy boots from Ganni. They’re available in silver and this deep-burgundy hue.

Don’t want to look like a literal cowboy? Try these Staud boots. They’re definitely western-inspired but won’t make you feel as if you’re about to jump on a horse.

The Best Spring Shoes to Refresh Your Wardrobe