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Fashion: 10 pairs of shoes you’ll want to slip into this spring

Boot your winter shoe collection to the back of the cupboard and switch to one of these effortless styles for a fashion-forward look.

shoes for spring fashion

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When it comes to fashion, spring means you can kick your heavy footwear to the back of the closet and focus on lighter styles.

Some of the social-media favourites for feet include loafers, block heels, flats, sandals and even platform sneakers. Regardless of your style, you should be able to find a version of each pair on this list at numerous stores in South Africa, at varying prices.

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Spring is the time to refresh, so step out of your comfort zone with a new pair of shoes. It’s time for that pedicure!

1. Open-toe block heel

Block heels do not just look super stylish, but also tends to distribute your body’s weight better than thinner heels.

They take a little pressure off the front of your foot, which makes it more comfortable to stand.

2. Soft-footbed sandal

If you prefer the laidback style of a sandal the functional and comfortable soft-footbed slide is perfect.

Try pairing these with a pair of shorts to get that perfect social-media aesthetic.

3. Heeled mules

Meet your everyday spring shoe: This ’90s-style shoe goes with virtually anything, from jeans to dresses.

If you are feeling extravagant, try a pair in a fun metallic shade as well.

4. Platform canvas sneaker

Most women love a comfy pair of canvas sneakers as they are sporty yet sophisticated.

These ones also give you the bonus of extra height. Pair these beauties with a cute pair of frilly socks or a minimal sheer pair for a stylish spring look.

5. Leather slide

The clean and chic line of leather slides makes them extremely versatile in warmer weather.

This is the perfect silhouette to dress up or down. Leather gives a luxe look and they canlook just as chic with jeans as they would with a floral dress. 

6. Standard loafer

With a short-stacked heel and small detail, a pair of  loafers will keep you comfy all day.

Loafers go with nearly everything, from your favourite pair of faded jeans to your most flirty skirt.

7. Heeled lace-up gladiator

Lace-up gladiators are always spring worthy, but this time around pull off this sultry sexy look with the heeled version.

Go all out with straps up to your knee or go a low-key with straps at your ankle.

8. Pointed-toe flats

For those who enjoy a professional look, these smart-casual shoes are suitable both at the office or at brunch.

These delicate shoes are surprisingly a total wardrobe hero. Wear them to romanticise a jeans-and-tee look, to punctuate a sophisticated pants suit, or as an accent for an ethereal midi-dress.

9. Colour slides

The timeless slides get a bit of edge thanks to a pop of colour, a pleasant surprise in spring.

These gorgeous slides are dressy enough to go from daytime to an evening out.

10. Strappy printed heels

Do not just limit yourself to a solid-coloured strappy heel this spring.

Prints come around almost every spring and summer. Try out an animal or tropical-printed pair to make a seasonal statement.