Must Have Shoes for Spring – Sneakers & Sandals & Wedges Oh My!

Fashionable woman enjoying outdoors.

It’s hard to believe but Spring has sprung! And with it comes all sorts of new options for shoes. Styles that once seemed contradictory – Teva’s and business wear? Combat boots and Bermuda shorts? – are making their way from the runway to IRL.

So what’s in for Spring/Summer these days? The SLH team has been on the hunt to answer that very question. We went shopping at Nordstrom Rack for the latest scoop, hitting up their New Arrivals area. We found so many sweet on trend favorites, we simply had to share. Of course the only thing better than falling in love with your new fav shoe? Finding it up to 70% off. Oh, and did we mention free shipping on orders over $100? I believe we just did!

Cole Haan Jasmine Espadrille Wedge Sandal – $59.97 (25% Off)

The woven heel sandal is back in season, and we could not be happier. This time around it’s getting a refresh in chic pastels, like this fun number from Cole Haan that reminds us of where the ocean meets the sand.

Steve Madden Jaime Espadrille Sandal – $59.97 (25% Off)

I spy more woven heel! This time in flatter form. Platform sandals give you height without the heel, making them ideal for when you’d like a little elevation but still want to feel comfortable over uneven surfaces. These espadrilles from Steve Madden are classic and fresh.

Catherine Malandrino Dlorm Woven Ankle Strap Sandal – $49.97 (50% Off)

Here the woven aspect isn’t on the heel but the straps. We love how this sandal from Catherine Malandrino gives us both earthy and elegant vibes.

Korks Berengo Leather Block Heel Sandal – $79.97 (16% Off)

Our last woven favorite, these awesome sandals from Korks remind us of those chunky wooden clog shoes from the 90s, but so, so much cooler…

Sperry Seacoast Boat Shoe – $49.97 (38% Off)

Sneaker trends seem to be diverging this summer. One side, the chunky dad shoes who’s domination of the season seemed all but complete. On the other side, there’s been a lean towards sleeker, more minimal, dare-we-say even “pretty” sneaker looks. They range in single color tones (though white on white seems the most of-the-moment). This pair from Sperry offer a great option for your more paired down tastes.

UGG Neutra Leather Sneaker – $50.00 (50% Off)

On the other hand…If you’ve been enjoying the chunky shoe trend as much as your blister-free feet have, and are looking to up your style game for spring/summer – these futuristic numbers by Ugg are calling your name.

Tommy Hilfiger Lenka Lace-Up Sneaker – $29.97 (49% Off)

Perhaps you’re just a sucker for the classics. If so, we’re also seeing this season’s sleeker sneaks going retro too. These classics by Tommy Hilfiger have us channeling our inner Preppie in a very good way…

Dolce Vita Tobin Studded Bootie – $20.99 (86% Off)

Soooo, if you’re thinking the age of booties is over, think again. This trend shows no signs of slowing down, though adaption (as always) is key. Cowboy inspired booties are taking music festivals by storm. Take this Boho-Queen meets Rhinestone Cowgirl number from Dolce Vita…it has us dancing to the beat!

Jeffrey Campbell Forecast Chelsea Waterproof Rain Boot – $29.97 (46% Off)

Okay, so speaking of festivals – muddy toes is never a good look on anyone. Don’t let spring rain showers bring you down. Keep your tootsies dry and your spirits high in these chic waterproof booties.

Vintage Havana Charlotte Quilted Combat Boot – $24.49 (78% Off)

Move over sock boots, there’s a new urban favorite. Make no mistake though, these aren’t your momma’s Doc Martens. Fun cool girl details like quilted leather with silver studding takes this staple and moves it fashion For-WARD!

Steve Madden Amberlyn Strappy Wrap Sandal – $59.97 (40% Off)

If you haven’t tried the “naked” sandal trend yet, consider this lace-up number your official gateway shoe. Also comes in nude and black, but we’re loving this lipstick red.


Jewel Badgley Mischka Carrol Embellished T-Strap Sandal – $29.97 (66% Off)

Keeping “naked” doesn’t mean you give up your bling. Add these embellished t-straps to your summer wedding shoe rotation.

Eileen Fisher Flue Leather Flat Thong Sandal – $89.97 (40% Off)

No longer relegated to the beach bag, designers have been giving the humble flip flop a fashion make over. They’ve sent them down the runway in suits and tailored dresses, showing that you can do more with this simple shoe than just beachwear and jeans.

Lacoste Fraisier 119 Slide Sandal – $34.97

Logos are back in their element in a big way this season. Add to your collection with this pretty in pink slide by Lacoste. Completely waterproof, it’s the perfect poolside companion

bionica Yolanda Wedge Platform Sandal – $49.97 (55% Off)

It’s not just flip flops and slides that have moved into fashion territory. Upscale sporty sandals are showing up everywhere. If you don’t own a pair yet, now is your chance…

Kensie Bora Cross Strap Sandal – $24.97 (49% Off)

If the ultra-sporty sandal isn’t quite your cup of tea, this sporty-yet-classic number from Kensie Bora may be the compromise you’re looking for. Athletic comfort with elasticized straps give you the freedom to move all day long. Classic sandal styling makes this shoe a chameleon that looks elegant with whatever outfit you put it with.

Donald Pliner Wagner Mesh Block Heel Sandal – $99.97 (56% Off)

Transparency is showing up all over shoe styles this season. While we adore the trend, we don’t always like how that plastic feels on our feet. This Donald Pliner shoe addresses that issue perfectly by employing hyper-thin mesh. The result? Super trendy transparency that’s beautifully breathable. Go Science!

Sam Edelman Hazel Snake Embossed Pointy Toe Pump – $79.97

Just about anything animal print has been popular for a while now, but this season snakeskin print is having a serious office-friendly moment. This Sam Edelman pump’s all business attitude gets a fresh wake up with color popping yellow.

Marc Fisher LTD Hesla Pump – $34.99 (79% Off)

The architectural heel is really gaining speed this season. Combo it in neutral for double the on-trend look.

Fraco Sarto Slide Leather d’Orsay Flat – $39.97 (55% Off)

Another office favorite trend is the “re” done ballet slipper. There are several designers currently playing around with the style, but we really like this Fraco Sarto version. The silhouette gets a reinvented look thanks to the addition of a block heel, d’Orsay side cut out and a more sophisticated take on the ribbon strap tie. Definitely has us ready to dance!

Susina Kellen Almond Toe Loafer – $49.97

Like the ballet flat, this season’s business loafer gets a makeover as well. A little more heel and pointed toe elevate the look so it reads less lounge slipper and more office friendly. This reinvented version by Susina Kellen is a great example, and the unexpected pink is so chic!

Did you see any styles you’d be interested to try? Maybe you did but our chosen favs didn’t hit just right? Why not check out all the New Arrivals for yourself? With new items coming in daily, we’re betting you’re going to find something you absolutely love!



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