Spring Shoe Report: Comfort and Practicality Reign

While there are still biting cold temperatures and snow on the ground for much of the country, it’s not too early to start thinking about spring shoes. At this time of year, many of us BA50’s start getting tired of wearing our winter boots on repeat and look forward to the upcoming change of the seasons. Now is a good time to take stock of your closet and fill in any gaps you might have. Stores are fully stocked with the new spring shoe styles, and popular ones may sell out early as many retailers are maintaining lower inventory levels due to the pandemic.

While researching for this article, I found that most spring shoe trends are open toe sandal styles, which honestly, I can’t quite get my head around yet. The one exception is the clog trend which I am very excited about. Clogs are comfy, add a boost in height, and remind us of our youth. Since there can be quite a bit of rain in early spring, rain boots and shoes are also near the top of my list. Loafers, especially ones with a platform, are a great choice for spring, and they can be worn with socks until the weather warms up. I round out my selections with light-colored booties which are ideal to transition us into the warmer months ahead.

Trending Now: Clogs

Clogs are back! A dual-density EVA and memory foam–cushioned footbed with arch support ensures all-day comfort for this classic clog from Dansko styled with an optional buckle strap. Selling fast.

Dansko Berry Clog $134.95

An energy-returning footbed with Natural Arch technology adds impeccable comfort to a streamlined clog that’s an everyday standby. From Dansko and also in brown and black.

Abbie Clog $144.95

Stylish in the Rain

Combining cozy ZQ Merino wool and a bio-based water repellent shield, Allbird’s rain-ready sneaker keeps your feet predictably dry in unpredictable weather. Limited edition color, others also available.

Wool Runner Mizzles $115

With a 1.25″ wedge heel, this short rain boot from Hunter only feels like a half inch heel. Great for shorter BA50’s. Also in white pearl in limited sizes.

Hunter Wedge Rain Boot $98

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A cute rain boot from J.Crew makes inclement weather more tolerable. Love the matte forest green shade. Also in black and with great reviews.

Chelsea matte rain boots $68

Transitional Spring Boots

A slip-on style combat boot in ivory embossed croc adds texture and edge to your look. From Dolce Vita.

Huey Boot $140

Taupe ankle boots are a closet staple, especially in early spring. From Marc Fisher LTD., a season-spanning essential you’ll keep coming back to.

Yale Chelsea Boot $179

Comfy Loafers & Oxfords

This smooth suede penny loafer with a water-resistant finish grounds you on a cushioned footbed and grippy rubber sole. By Aquatalia.

Selene Penny Loafer $295

Gleaming hardwire rests upon the vamp of a polished leather loafer from Sam Edelman that’s brought to new heights with a chic and edgy lugged platform sole.

Tully Platform Loafer $139.95

Sam Edelman’s Loraine loafer is an influencer favorite and great designer dupe. In several colors. At Bloomingdales.

Loraine Loafer $130

From Dr. Scholl’s, a platform sole provides a sporty, modern update for a lace-up oxford made with recycled materials for eco-conscious appeal. Half off right now.

Lillian Platform Oxford $32.99

High-shine, dapper style from Paul Green arrives in the form of these patent leather loafers with quirky-cool soles. Zipper trim along the welt finishes the look with a hint of unexpected edge.

Paul Green Platform Loafer $339

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