6 Shoes To Power Walk Your Way Into Spring

 phtoo via  Anneke Knot

phtoo via Anneke Knot

There is nothing more pivotal than a good pair of shoes. You’ll know this if you’ve ever stepped out in the wrong pair, be it an uncomfortable pair of heels during an important interview or a difficult pair of shoes when you’re trying to catch your connecting flight.

The right pair of shoes have the ability to lift your mood and give you the energy to power-walk through whatever your day may bring.

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It is equally important, however, to have options that are not only empowering, but affordable. So no matter where your spring takes you, here are some options that will go the extra mile in style and cater to your budget.

 
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 photo via  Color and Chic

photo via Color and Chic

A heel for everyday

I’m one of those girls that loves jazzing up an outfit by wearing a pair of heels. Okay, I’m partially lying: I’m always in heels. It’s kind of become my calling card. However, in this fashion choice I’ve also found what works for everyday and what doesn’t. Stilettos, no matter how you slice it, simply aren’t a practical choice for the average day. That is why I’m loving the trend of adding a block heel to a less intense heel, like these slingback sandals, to add lift and polish without sacrificing comfort.

 

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Sturdy but cute flats

For those days when your power walk calls for extra comfort, I suggest adding a pair of sturdy and functional flats to complete a capsule wardrobe. I really love this Steve Madden pair because of the slight heel and on-trend pointed toe box. These would look sleek with anything from a pair of dressy ankle pants to a sundress when you’re running from barre class to a coffee date.

 

 photo via @ andicsinger

photo via @andicsinger

Street sneakers

I fell in love with street sneakers, especially these Supergas sneaks, when I lived in Italy and I found myself walking everywhere on cobblestone streets. In fact, I became so attached to mine that I found myself completing a hike through the Alps in a pair. Street sneakers have the support of your favorite pair of athletic shoes in a stylish, versatile package.

 

 photo via  @NoelleDowning

photo via @NoelleDowning

Over-the-knee boots

I once found myself striding into a later afternoon class in a pair of boots similar to these thigh-high boots by Chinese Laundry. One of my close friends snapped her fingers in approval and said, “Mmhmm, Sarah’s getting ready to take names.” And that is precisely what a good pair of boots should do for you. I love that the over-the-knee design of this boot can easily be paired with a dress or pair of shorts to add extra warmth when going from winter to spring.

 

 photo via @ cocobassey

photo via @cocobassey

Versatile wedges

A versatile pair of wedges can be an excellent alternative to the everyday heel. With the weather beginning to warm up, pairing these with a floral sundress or linen romper will instantly lift your spirits and supercharge that springtime energy we all look forward to in the colder months. I’m loving this pair from Sechelles.

 

 photo via  Kelley Blake

photo via Kelley Blake

Perfect for a rainy day

I have a confession: I never really appreciated having a good pair of rain boots until I started commuting to my northeastern university. Not having to worry about ruining a pair of shoes in the elements gives you one less thing to think about as you power walk your way through springtime downpours. These Target boots are $35 of shoe-saving style.

 

What shoes make you feel like your most confident self? Share with us in the comments!

 

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