50 Walkable Spring Flats You (& Your Feet) Will LOVE

No one wants their first spring steps to result in blister-ridden ankles and sore arches. Any pair of shoes that restricts our mobility and causes us pain (we're looking at you, four-inch pumps) probably isn’t a great option for commuting. Unfortunately, we've all been caught wearing untenable kicks at inopportune times. Whether you were the unassuming victim of a pair of secretly binding fashion sneakers, or the willing party in a pair of not-yet-broken-in, heeled booties, every painful pair of footwear has made you appreciate more comfortable options even more. To that end, we gathered up 50 pairs of spring flats — including pointed-toes, oxfords, espadrilles, and more — that you can actually walk in from point A to B to C to D. Cringing with every step? Forget about it. 
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Few things are more classic or sophisticated than a black ballet flat with an ankle strap.
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The colorful stitching gives this silhouette heaps of character.
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At just $34.95, our new walking shoe couldn't be sleeker or more affordable.
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The gold buckle and playful print details are on point.
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Onlookers will be green with envy seeing these sleek pups on your feet.
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The bright-orange ankle strap makes this black-and-white pair feel funky.
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The scalloped-edge detail gives these a feminine touch.
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Every woman needs a solid pair of black flats in her arsenal.
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Loeffler Randall's black-and-natural woven raffia kicks are perfect for toting to the beach — or on your morning commute for extra comfort.
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Chevron: for when you want your stripes to have some attitude.
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The tan leather keeps these looking polished, while the gray canvas lends a casual feel that's perfect for brunch.
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Charles & Keith's structured ballet flats come in three awesome colors.
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Naturally, our obsession with striped clothing extends to footwear, too.
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Try a bright neon on for size; tis the season to experiment with bold colors.
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We present you with Alex Wang's sneaker-espadrille hybrid — it's a beauty.
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Slip into simple luxuries — these Zara loafers only set your wallet back $59.90.
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Classic lace-up shoes are made modern with the elastic slingback panel. (They're comfier for it, too.)
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Paired with cropped jeans, these spotted ballets from ASOS will draw welcome attention to your feet.
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Perforated leather gives Vince's D'Orsay a sporty vibe.
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Mesh espadrilles will keep your feet cool as temps climb.
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We love this abstract twist on florals.
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The lug-sole platform will add instant edge to your spring dresses.
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Cutouts around the toe of the shoe add an unexpected (and airy) touch.
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This colorblock snake print will look lovely paired with simple, cropped trousers, pencil skirts, and more.
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The woven canvas of these shoes, handmade in Spain, make them breathable on even the hottest of days.
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Over the (Rupert Sanderson) rainbow.
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The pastel blue color and laser-cut leather give these menswear-inspired brogues a delicate makeover.
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Lace up these blue beauties and hit the road.
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Part suede, part leather — this pair will only set you back $59.
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When life gives you lemons, get inspired to buy some lemon-colored shoes.
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The soft beige will complement spring's lighter palette perfectly.
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The metallic colorblock is worth the splurge, if you have the funds (and the flare).
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This pink-and-beige colorblock makes for a sweet and springy combo.
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We're besotted with Madwell's spotted flat.
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LOFT's D'Orsay-espadrille mashup is seriously cool.
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Fringe benefits we really dig.
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Oxfords don't have to feel super stuffy: case in point.
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Slingbacks work especially well with bare feet in the spring; the strap helps keep the flats secured to our feet.
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Sans a heel, it's easier to get away with metallic shoes at the office.
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Minty fresh.
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Baby, don't be blue...you're wearing some pretty dope shoes.
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The golden ticket of shoes.
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Classic Mary Janes get a snakeskin update for spring 2015.
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Freda Salvador's strappy D'Orsay is a fresh update for the new season.
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If you love chambray, you'll swoon for these flats.
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What would McConaughey have to say about these slingback loafers? "All white, all white, all white."
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Snake-effect Derby shoes for when you're feeling badass...
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In addition to its super-strappy high heels, Aquazzura proves equally skilled in espadrille design.
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Cut. It. Out.
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The mint sole is this shoe's selling point — and an excellent one, at that.

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