Color Me Bad: 11 Spring Shoes

Spring's sweetest sandals and shoes pump up the volume. By Christene Barberich & Piera Gelardi
Come that first balmy day, it's all about looking—and walking—on the bright side. While dressing head-to-toe in tangerine or pomegranate isn't quite the idea, we love throwing in a burst of concentrated pop to break up all the basics—and this spring, that starts at the bottom.
Like that first peek of daffodils and violets, our top footwear picks come in the sweetest shades of lavender, persimmon, canary-yellow, or a multicolored mix. Among the faves: The line 80%20 turned out clever platform trainers in Easter-ready purple and green, while Rachel Comey and Loeffler Randall both delivered punched-up sandals and spikes in lemon and orange. And with the bitter temps outside, these high-octane styles are like a warm shot of sunshine.
From left: 80%20—Diva canvas and leather platform sneakers, about $100, available at Bird, 430 Seventh Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn; 718-768-4940 and at Mini Market, 218 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-302-9337.Loeffler Randall—Scarlett suede and wood platform sandals, $595, available at Barneys New York.
Tristan Blair—Shylie patent-leather gladiator sandals, $330, available in April at Gargyle.
From left:Kristen Lee—Coachella canvas and leather sandals, $215, available in March at Albertine, 13 Christopher Street, New York City; 212-924-8515, Oak, 208 North 8th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-782-0521, and at Shop Bop. VPL—Patent and perforated-leather sandals, $355, available at Creatures of Comfort and at Shop Bop.
From left: Rachel Comey—Schindler leather sandals, $295, available at Creatures of Comfort, 7971 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles; 323-655-7855. Chie Mihara—Raouda Multicolour leather peep-toe sandals, about $325, available at Chie Mihara.
From left: Opening Ceremony—Satin and leather multi-color sandals, $315, available at Opening Ceremony in New York and Los Angeles. Rachel Comey—Zinnia suede sandals, $295, available at Gimme Shoes, 416 Hayes Street, San Francisco; 415-864-0691.
From left: Repetto—Pink and Yellow Flora Ballet Flats, $230, available at Creatures of Comfortt. Keep—The Juniper canvas flats, $50, available at Keep.
Spring's sweetest sandals and shoes pump up the volume.