10 Must-Have Spring Shoe Styles That Aren't Sandals

As soon as the snow melts and the allergies kick in, we're programmed to want to dig out our sandals, too. You can't blame us — it's been a long six months of all closed-toe everything, and the least we can do at this point is give our feet some air (and let them get a little Vitamin D, too). It's definitely time to get those beachy favorites out of storage and ready for another summer of park hangouts and beach vacations.
But, let's not forget that this newfound footwear freedom allows for a lot more than just flip flips and pool slides. From babouche loafers to block heels, the new season is the perfect time to step up your shoe game, and the following 10 styles are the perfect place to start. Click on to find your new spring go-to (or a few fresh favorites).
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Platform wedges are happening, so, yes, all of your That '70s Show-style dreams are coming true.

Mango Wooden Sole Leather Wedges, $99.99, available at Mango.
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Instead of rubber flip flops, try a breathable mule for beach days in your future.

Robert Clergerie Antes Rafia Slide, $450, available at The Dreslyn.
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Step into the season in a bold, Western-inspired mule.

A.S.98 Samuel, $259.95, available at A.S.98.
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Booties can be for spring, too, but make sure they pack a floral punch.

Zara Floral Fabric High Heel Ankle Boots, $89.90, available at Zara.
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This d'Orsay block-heel will accompany you to all those summer weddings.

Pierre Hardy Memphis Pump, $875, available at Pierre Hardy.
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A nude slip on sneaker pares back frilly dresses and skirts just so.

Ganni Poppy Shine, $250, available at Need Supply.
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A patent slip-on with a low heel is ideal for when you want an open-toe shoe that doesn't feel overly casual.

Maryam Nassier Zadeh Sophie Bark Patent Slide, $360, available at Shop Super Street.
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Think of these as the older sibling of the ballet flat.

COS Slingback Bow Pumps, $190, available at COS.
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They're basically house slippers you can wear out of the house.

Sergio Rossi Square Toe Loafers, $499, available at Farfetch.
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Your outdoorsy side comes out in springtime, so get a shoe that can actually handle the elements (and still looks good, too!).

Teva Arrowood Lux WP, $140, available at Teva.
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For last-minute brunch plans, you need a throw-on-and-go flat that's walkable and coordinates with literally everything.

Oak+Fort Dusty Rose Flats, $78, available at Oak+Fort.
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