TODAY   |  March 20, 2013

Hottest spring shoes: Wedges, espadrilles, more

Kick off your winter boots and put a little spring in your step with new sandals, sneakers, and heels. Bahar Takhtehchian of Shape magazine shows off some of the season’s trendiest picks.

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>>> dylan, thank you. this morning on "today's style" "shape" magazine, bahar, good morning, i'm looking at the brightly colored beautiful pumps.

>> so much fun.

>> tell us about these heels.

>> every woman should have a pair of nude pumps for work but this spring add some color, the bolder the better. these are from boutique nine, a great way to update your style in seconds.

>> i love them. these are perfect for going out at night as well.

>> exactly. you want to show some skin at night, best way with a great strappy heel, i love the metallic detailing, great way to add instant sex appeal to your outfit.

>> let's move on to the more casual, heading out on a spring break trip. perfect to pack in your bag in your suitcase.

>> you cannot go wrong with a great pair of flip flops, these are from tikees. they're leather and simple and come in fun colors.

>> and wedges are good for comfort.

>> so good.

>> and style.

>> i love them because for vacations you want to be comfy but fashionable so it gives you height without sacrificing comfort, this is from the jessica simpson collection.

>> these you're seeing everywhere the studded flats.

>> they're chic, comfortable. these are from steve madden , inspired by menswear. that trend is really hot for spring so get these for work or use these to travel as well.

>> okay now sperry has has espadrills.

>> great for vacations.

>> let's get into athletic gear and shoes. first running shoes here, tell us what you brought us.

>> at "shape" we tested so many new shoes. 6.7 ounces, very light, that's two ounces lighter than your typical running shoe .

>> for the distance runner you recommend the asics gels?

>> the gel from asics, if you're training for a marathon or like to log a lot of miles this is the shoe for you.

>> i use those running, they are great. for the walkers out there, you found a great pair.

>> this is for cross training . these are ryka. they are multifunctional for workouts, use them for short runs as well. our testers really liked the influence in ryka.

>> new from reebok.

>> so much fun, specifically made for dance shoes. everyone loves zoom zumba. so you can move and groove without falling. you know you'll be stable in these.

>> and finally we're talking walking shoes now.

>> people tend to forget that walking is such a great exercise, they just want to make sure you have the right shoe. our testers at "shape" love the new balance