The Best Footwear Picks For Spring 2021 | KIX

Ah, spring. Arguably the best season out there. No one can resist the blooming flowers and crisp mornings - also, is that a glimpse of sunlight?! While spring comes with its many perks, the unpredictable temperatures and sharp changes in rainfall can make choosing outfits that much harder - and yes, this includes shoes.

Here’s a list of some spring footwear favorites to splurge on as a yay-winter-is-finally-over treat. You deserve it!

Strappy Sandals

There’s no better way to announce to the world that winter is over than by showing off your freshly-pedicured toes in a pair of strappy sandals. This style of sandals can be worn with basically any outfit, making it a wardrobe staple for the warmer months. You can also decide whether you want to keep your sandal flat or elevated for a more sophisticated look.

 

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Our top tips - to make your pair of strappy sandals even more versatile, choose neutral colors like tan brown, black, or white. It’s also essential to make sure the sandals fit well since they don’t give the same amount of support as, say, a pair of chunky boots. 

Your whole foot should be supported by the sole of the sandal, without your heel or toes hanging out at each end. To make your strappy sandals even more comfortable, choose a pair with thicker straps...       

Sneakers

Sneakers are the type of shoe that you can wear all year round. Bonus points for versatility! To freshen up for spring, choose lighter-colored and sleeker-looking sneakers over heavier, combat-style chunkies. 

sleek-sneakers-spring-2021Our top tips - If wearing heavy socks with your sneakers seems like the worst thing to do during warmer weather, opt for footlets. These sock alternatives are incredibly lightweight, breathable, and known for being “invisible,” meaning you won’t see them over your shoes. To up the comfort factor of sneakers (plus give an additional boost in height), pair your sneakers with our KIX heel insoles. KIX pairs well with any sneaker and easily slips in to elongate your legs and put a spring (ahem, pun intended!) into your step. 

Ballet Flats

Ballet flats are back in style in 2021, and we couldn’t be happier. Slipping a pair of ballet flats on is so convenient and comfortable - and who wouldn’t want both of those things in footwear! The silhouette of ballet flats also makes it an extremely flattering shoe choice since the absence of bulk in your foot region can make your legs look longer and slimmer.

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Our top tips - Ballet flats are notoriously known for giving poor foot support, so to make sure everything is well supported, choose a pair of flats with slightly thicker soles and firmer material up top. Because ballet flats are not as breathable as sandals, many people like to wear footlets or insoles like KIX with their flats to encourage proper foot hygiene.

Loafers

Loafers are an excellent transitional shoe, popular in spring and autumn. They provide the same ease-of-use as ballet flats since the foot can be easily slipped in and taken out, with additional support. Loafers are also popular from work to play, since they can be easily dressed up or down depending on the occasion. 

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Our top tips - we love wearing loafers with tailored pants and a loose blouse as it creates a crisp, sharp look. Loafers also provide a slightly androgynous look that suits more “masculine” aspects of fashion. While it’s not to say you can’t wear loafers with a dress or skirt (because you definitely can!), a good pair of loafers really shines when paired with a pantsuit, jeans, or blazer. 

Kitten Heels

Kitten heels are popular amongst many celebs and fashion bloggers as it provides a subtle addition in height while looking delicately pretty. The name “kitten heels” arose when shoes with lower heels than traditional stilettos became popular amongst girls transitioning from always wearing flat shoes to traditional heels.

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Our top tips - kitten heels can be quite hard to walk in, so it’s important to choose a pair that fits you well. Closed-toe kitten heels are more popular than their strappy, open-toed counterparts for this very reason! We also love wearing kitten heels with a flowy skirt or baggy pants since they cling quite tightly to the shape of your foot, giving more structure. 

The Bottom Line

Put your best foot forward this spring with some of our footwear favorites! The rise in warmer weather means you have flexibility with your shoes, so choose a pair that makes you feel comfortable, confident, and ready to strut out in style.

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