Is there anything more exciting than slipping into sandals in the springtime? Sandals that are were worth the wait? Think about it: handwoven textures, earthy hues, and chic ankle ties. A far cry from those blink-and-you-miss-’em plastic flops.
But, what about the scary stories we’ve heard about high heels being bad? Even the bootylicious – Beyonce Knowles, who’s known for her sexy fashion sense, was recently heard complaining about her high heels. It’s known fact that high heels can cause several ailments related to knees, back and/or spine. And when it gets too much to handle, most people simply switch to flat shoes.
While flats are better since they relax your feet and don’t tire you down soon. But wearing total flats can be trouble. For starters, it kills the sex appeal that high heels bring in! But on serious note, moving around in ballerinas and flipflop can be bad. Although comfortable, it can cause foot ache, shooting pains in the shin, bunions, backaches and arthritis. But, did you know that walking in heels alter the center of gravity, training your legs to produce muscle especially in the calf and thighs thus toning them? The best bet here, is to wear different kinds of shoes with variable heel length at difference points in time. Absolute flats are bad and absolute skyscrapers are ‘no-no’, people tend to shuffle instead of walking. This ruins body posture, causing severe pain and not to forget end up ruining those beautiful shoes.
So, lets hit refresh with spring collection of fun, embellished stunners you can make statement in and say ‘bye-bye’ to pain. You’ll be glad you did when you’re scooping up compliments all season long. Here, we got few of our picks to help you style. Lets get those feet happy!
CORSO COMO Brinkley Sandal, $119
Don’t knock a little cushion support if lots of walking in on your agenda for the day.
Zara Flat Shoes With Metal Heel Detail, $29.90
If you’re gonna go for a simple black pair, grab one that has interesting detail, like metal heel.
Loéil Winslow Bow Slip-On, $89
Sneaker heads will rejoice over this more feminine take on classic slip-on shoe. Seriously, what outfit isn’t made better with an oversized bow?
Zara Flat Laminated Sandals, $49.90
Because summertime calls for slip-on shoes all day and night long, opt for a more eye-catching pair (like this studded, netted version). Don’t forget: Metallics are a neutral, too.
&Other Stories Denim Platforms, $175
Take things to the next level with a retro platform that’s made from, you guessed it, multiple shades of denim. A thick, stacked wooden heel provides major height while still feeling supportive, not wobbly.
Volcom Women’s Go Figure Combat Boot, $26.98
If you prefer to live in black booties all year round, try a pair that has a more spring-ready treatment, like an all-over floral pattern. The ideal pick for those April showers, without being a straight-up rain boot.
Loéil Mars Frances Mule, $68
For flowy spring dresses and wide-leg pants, a pointed-toe flat is always the way to go. The buckle detail at the ankles proves these aren’t just your average black flats.
Topshop Round Eyelet Sandals, $85
Swap any studs or sparkles for a more modern grommet detail that will toughen up an array of looks. Thanks to the low height and ankle strap, these shoes are the perfect reminder that style and comfort can come hand-in-hand.
Mango Contrast Materials Sneakers, $79.99
Up your sneaker game with a black-and-white style that looks way too good to be reserved solely for the gym. When choosing a pair, look for back-to-the-future details, like thick, neon laces and a separated sole.
Charles & Keith Flatform Espadrille Sandals, $49
You’ll need a comfortable sandal for summer, no doubt, and this beachy pair checks off allthe boxes. No need to worry about matching this style to your entire warm-weather wardrobe — it’s versatile enough to wear with everything.
Topshop NOT Knotted Mid Sandals, $100
Every gal needs a classic pair of black sandals. Take heels to the next level with these knotted sandals. A simple way to add instant glam to your every day look.
Loeffler Randall Etta Mule, $249.98
Whether layered with a sock or worn on its own, this classic, neutral piece will be one of those pairs of shoes you’ll still be wearing 20 years from now. Specially, if you add some sparkle with in-your-face embellishment.