Toss those wool scarfs and mittens! It's finally time to shorten the hemline and give those knee-high boots a rest. And, this spring, there is plenty of reason to flaunt your toes and flex your feet. That's because there's a plethora of new trend-worthy sandals, shoes, and sneakers that are sure to make you feel spring-ready. Here are some of the hottest styles and prints now available from a few of our favorite footwear brands:
If you thought animal prints were just for cooler months, think again. This spring, shoe designers are working hard to get their favorite cheetah, zebra, and leopards on our feet — and we couldn't be happier. This pair of Maritime Tiger slip-on sneaks from Rothy's can easily transition from work to the playground. And, if they get a little muddy, just toss them in the washing machine for a good rinse! — Maritime Tiger, $125, Rothy's
This season, expect plenty of shimmer and shine from brands, like FitFlop. In fact, this blue satin slide is one of our favorites. The style comes in four different colors, including sky blue, black, gold, and nude. Bonus? These flops are made to be extra comfy with super-cushioned midsoles. — Satin Cross Slides, $225, FitFlop
Classic leather abounds! Expect plenty of gorgeous leather strappy sandals this season. And, for those who love Chaco’s classic Z, you are in luck. The shoe manufacturer is now offering it in leather. The Wayfarer is ideal for travelers seeking all day comfort or for those who want to just unwind at home. Pair it will a long flowy skirt for a great-looking spring ensemble. — The Wayfarer, $130, Chaco
These leather sands from Orvis are too cute not to include. The Vallarta Mary Jane shoes have the look of a classic sandal combined with old-world craftsmanship. The hook-and-loop fastener makes these easy to adjust. And, rubber soles give feet some extra cushion when strolling around town. — Pikolinos, $160, Orvis
Need a dress to match? Pair sandals with this pack-and-go long sleeve travel dress.
Why bother with white when there are so many gorgeous colors to choose from this spring? Footwear brands are springing for aqua, pale pinks, light and purples and everything in between. Dansko just released some trend-worthy additions to their casual sneaker collection. Check out this fun Orli sneaker. It comes with perforated leather and an odor control treated sock linings. Bonus? Two laces are included for different looks. — The Orli Aqua, $130, Dansko
Cute and versatile, these new Plae packables an easily compress flat and be stored in a travel bag. The Crosby ballerina-style shoe comes in five different styles. We are partial to the "nucleus blue chill" print, seen above. — Crosby, $79.95, Plae
Cork soles remain a winner this season. These gorgeous handcrafted flat slides from Sarah Flint are designed with a scalloped band and can be easily paired with a long skirt or cropped pants. Black, cognac, and orchid colors available. — Artemis Orchid Crosta Suede, $245, Sarah Flint
Lightweight and breathable sneakers aren't new to the game, but the technology continues to make strides. For those warm nights, these comfortable and super light running shoe from Saucony will make you focus on the road ahead. The Kinvara style is back with a vengeance in 2019, this time with newly engineered support to make your next sprint unstoppable. — The Kinvara 10, $110, Saucony
A basic flip flop is a must for warmer months! Eddie Bauer offers flip flops in both sueded-leather and synthetic straps. The synthetic flops come in five attractive colors — white, black, chinaberry, watermelon, and river blue. Simple and durable for use all-season. — Break Point Flip Flop, $35, Eddie Bauer
Metallics are still all the rage in 2019. These gorgeous strappy wedge sandals from Bernardo are one of our top picks for those seeking some extra style in their step this season. In addition to the gold, the wedge also comes in brown and black leather. — Kelly, $185, Bernardo
For those seeking ultimate comfort, Ryka proves that sport sandals can also be fashionable. This Aloha sandal comes in four different colors and prints. Our pick? The black multi! — Aloha Sandal, $65 (on sale $60), Ryka
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