7 Fresh Shoe Trends To Step Into For Spring

By the time we're at the tail end of winter, we've started to fall into a routine with our shoe choices — as sick of them as we are. On yet another cold day, we once again ignore the fancier shoes in our closets and opt for yet another black boot or athletic sneaker for yet another snow-stomping morning. All season long, we've had to sacrifice style for practicality more times than we'd even like to admit.
Spring is just barely starting to show itself, but we're already itching to start having fun with footwear again. This spring's trends are perfect for doing just that: Whether it's showing some skin (it's been a while!) in the season's see-through styles or embracing bolder colors and more daring silhouettes, we're ready to give our plain booties a good, long rest until next fall.
Bring on the bows and buckles — we've missed getting all those shoe compliments. Click ahead for the trends you can step into for yourself as the snow melts and the sun sets later and later.
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The Western Boot
Even if you don't go full-blown Dolly, the Western-inspired details on spring's boots pair perfectly with denim shorts and floral dresses.
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The Structural Kitten Heel
These not-your-grandma's kitten heels feature unique shapes and structural details that bring them right into modern day.
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The Parted-Sole Sneaker
In this next evolution of the "dad" sneaker, the soles are chunky as ever and parted in the center for an ugly-cute look that's likely not going to be everyone's cup of tea.
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The PVC Party
Hope you treat yourself to a long-overdue pedicure, because your feet are about to be on full display in spring's see-through styles.
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The Square Toe
Quite the divisive silhouette, the vintage-inspired square toe shoe is getting the lady-like treatment this time around.
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All Of The Bows
Big and small, bows top off the flats, mules, and heels of the season.
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The Statement Satins
Likely inspired by that Balenciaga mule you probably saw everywhere, bold-colored satin shoes (both sandals and booties) are creeping their way into your all-black shoe closet.
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appearance by Connie Wang.
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