12 of the Hottest Spring Shoes

posted on April 14, 2014 at 9:25 am

A girl can never have enough shoes. Are we right, ladies?

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It’s common knowledge, really, that we women may have a slight obsession with footwear, some more than others perhaps.

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Take Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw – now she had an obvious shoe fetish. Just thinking about the elaborate walk-in closet Big surprised her with to display each and every pair of her fancy shoes makes us tingle. Okay, the first step is admitting it – we’re pretty crazy about how we dress our feet. The second step is staying up to date on all of the latest and greatest trends.

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In support of your love for stylish shoes, we’ve come up with a list of the 12 hottest shoes of spring 2014 – and to make it even easier on you (and maybe a tad harder on your wallet, oops!), you’ll find some specifics on where you can purchase all your favorite must-haves that will allow your unique personality to shine.

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1. The Mule

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The mule, a characteristically elder generation, exposed heel shoe, has made an obvious comeback this season with a modern makeover. The mule is popular in a variety of heights so there are plenty of style options to tickle your fancy.

Where to Shop:

Donald J Pliner mule
Donald J Pliner Luxe Dress Mules, $122.50, Dillard’s
Skechers mule
Skechers Energy-Orbit Mule, $54.99, Famous Footwear

2. Low-Heeled Pumps

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We can stop worrying about the very real possibility of tripping and falling on our butts when walking in heels, for the low-heeled pumps of the ‘80s are back. They’re versatile enough to be worn with jeans or dresses, and yes, you may also find them being partnered with colorful, funky socks.

Where to Shop:

DSW low heel pump
Caparros Nectar Satin Pump, $49.95, DSW
Shoebuy low heel pump
Sofft Altessa, $89.95, Shoebuy

 

3. Sporty Heels

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This season, the use of sporty materials and designs are being employed for an
athletic effect on what is typically thought of as a feminine, dressy shoe. While we wouldn’t recommend actually playing a game of basketball in them, you can certainly cheer on your favorite star in style!

Where to Shop:

riverberry sporty heel
Riverberry Mariela Wedge Heel Athletic-Inspired High Top, $44.99, Newegg
mia sporty heel
MIA Limited Edition Rocco Heel, $229, Zappos

 

4. Extravagant Embellishments

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Simple just won’t do when shoes can make a lively statement with wild prints and designs like lace, leopard, glitter, feathers, and the works.

Where to Shop:

betsey johnson embellished
Betsey Johnson Wenndy, $62.99, 6PM
lady couture leopard print
Lady Couture Leopard Print Lady Gaga Heels, $59.95, JoyLot

 

5. Flower Power

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Speaking of embellishments, a vibrant add-on in a category of its own is floral patterns and appliqués, found on anything from casual flats to pumps. Whether a single flower or an entire bouquet garnishing your feet, this look implies elegance with just a hint of flashy.

Where to Shop:

Guess floral
GUESS Plasmas Pointed-Toe Pumps, $79.99, Lord & Taylor
forever 21 floral
Floral Sneakers, $29.80, Forever21

 

6. Ankle Straps

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Ankle straps have given new life to the pump, adding a flair of sexy to the always-classy style.

Where to Shop:

macys ankle strap
Marc Fisher Lisbon Ankle Strap Sandals, $44.50, Macys
target ankle strap
Mossimo Gail Ankle Strap Open Pump, $23.99, Target

 

7. Simply Sheer

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It’s finally feeling like spring, and we’re ready to show some skin. Why not go as far as exposing a little more of your feet than usual with trendy see-through shoes. Mesh and clear plastic are being used with this “revealing” approach.

Where to Shop:

yoki mesh
Yoki Hayle 05 Mint Mesh Pointed Pumps, $31, LuLu’s
dressbarn mesh
Patterned Mesh Peeptoe Heels, $50, DressBarn

 

8. Cut Out Booties

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The bootie design we love has been reinvented for a cool spring approach. Peep-toe booties with edgy cut-out detailing are the new thing available in an assortment of styles, and we’ve got to say, they are fab-u-lous.

Where to Shop:

la throbe peep toe bootie cut out
Therapy “La Trobe” Lattice-Detail Peep-Toe Booties, $53.96, TheIconic
charlotte russe cutout bootie
Contrast Cutout Buckle Bootie, $20.99, Charlotte Russe

 

9. Espadrille Flats

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Espadrille flats, defined by the jute rope sole that gives a “natural” feel, are the ideal slip-on for a casual day’s events. They’re oh-so-comfortable and super versatile – dress them up with a pretty spring dress or wear them on a jeans and t-shirt kind of day. You can’t go wrong!

Where to Shop:

bloomingdale espadrille
Soludos Espadrille Flats, $48, Bloomingdales
gojane espadrille
Coco Chic Faux Leather Espadrille Flats, $24.50, GoJane

 

10. Rock-It-Out Studs

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Get in touch with your inner rocker chic and add a little spunk to your footwear with studs. Pair studded heels with a flirty skirt or complete the look with a pair of black leather leggings.

Where to Shop:

joylot studs
Lady Couture Fame Studded Heels, $49.95, JoyLot
kohls studs
Sacred Heart Vegas Studded Platform Heels, $64.99, Kohl’s

 

11. Embrace the Curves

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The new heel shape is curvy, and we are totally on board! Trademarked by shoe-guru Walter Steiger, this runway trend can be found in a variety of stores at half the cost.

Where to Shop:

charlotte russe curve pump
Crinkled Banana Heel Pump, $27.99, Charlotte Russe
exotic heel curve
Bombshell Curved Heel Classic Pump, $30.95, ExoticHighHeels

 

12. Skate Shoes

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Skate shoes combine comfort and fashion all in a lace-free slip on. You’ll find an assortment of styles this season from the simple classics to statement-making patterns. And no, you don’t have to know how to skate to rock this cool shoe.

Where to Shop:

vans skate shoe
Vans Asher Slip-On Skate Shoes, $44.99, JCPenney
roxy skate shoe
Roxy Hailey, $35.99, Zappos

 

Now that you’re all geared up, there’s only one thing left to do – walk that walk, girl!

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