Feel like it's been far too long since you stepped into an easy, breezy pair of shoes? After months of trudging around in heavier footwear, we certainly feel your pain, and we're more than ready to lighten up our load with some stylish spring shoes.
To help step into the warmer months in style, the Shop TODAY team rounded up several pairs of light and airy kicks to get you excited for all the gorgeous weather ahead. From ballet flats and heels to lightweight sneakers and sandals, there's something for every occasion on this list. The best part? They're all under $55 at at least one retailer.
Lightweight women's sneakers to shop
Lugz Women's Clipper Sneaker
Spring footwear is all about breathability, and this lightweight, stretchy style definitely understood the assignment. These slip-on sneakers are said to be made with a breathable canvas material and have a cushioned insole and padded collar for comfort. The shoes come in plenty of shades, including spring-ready pink, yellow and more.
Dr. Scholl's Madison Slip-On Sneaker
Gingham and florals, oh my! Dr. Scholl's brought plenty of pizazz to this slip-on sneaker that's available in both prints and solids. You'll love that several of the materials used to create the shoe are made of recycled bottles, and will also be tempted by the built-in cushioning.
Vionic Pismo Casual Sneaker
Spring is all about bright colors and flirty patterns, and this relaxed style comes in more than 40 hues and prints including lemons, animal print and strawberries. It's a slip-on, lace-up style you don't actually need to tie and it's also made of eco-friendly vegan materials, the brand says.
Skechers Go Joy Walking Shoe
These bestselling sneakers have more than 56,000 five-star ratings from happy shoppers, some of whom say that they love these shoes so much, they've bought multiple pairs. "I work as a paraprofessional at an elementary school and put the miles on my feet everyday. I am not a person who can suffer through a cute yet uncomfortable pair of shoes," one reviewer wrote. "These are great! I am able to stay on my feet all day, walk from classroom to classroom, and help my students without having foot pain. I have a wide foot, and usually I am not able to wear Sketchers, but these fit perfectly. They also fit into my professional dress code beautifully. These shoes have been my everyday shoe for a few years now, and I do not plan on changing that anytime soon."
Adidas Women's Cloudfoam Pure 2.0 Running Shoe
Over time, we've come to realize that spending a bit more on a solid pair of sneakers is like investing in your feet, and it can pay off in dividends. Thankfully, you don't even have to spend that much to add these top-rated Adidas sneakers to your closet — many styles are currently on sale on Amazon. The running shoes are said to feature cozy cushioning and a memory sockliner that molds to your feet, so every step of your run or walk feels comfortable.
Lightweight women's flats to shop
Amazon Essentials Women's Belice Ballet Flat
One Shop TODAY writer who tried these affordable ballet flats said that she walked three miles on cobblestone streets in these flats and her feet still stayed pain-free. "For being incredibly minimalistic, these ballet flats are surprisingly comfortable," she wrote. "My size 9 shoes weigh less than an apple and can fit in my coat pocket. Despite not having thick soles, I don't feel the ground as much as I thought I would."
Babudog Women's Mesh Flats
Flats are great and all, but sometimes they don't offer the support we need, so we've always got our eyes peeled for styles that offer fashion and function — and these ones do just that. They're said to have a memory foam sole, and when one Shop TODAY writer tried them, she said it was "love at first step." "The first thing I noticed was how unbelievably comfortable and lightweight they were. The inner sole is made of memory foam, which molds to my foot and helps with shock absorption. Basically, it feels like I'm walking on a cloud. The uppers are also made of woven knitted mesh, which makes them super breathable — meaning, no more sweaty feet."
Lightweight women's sandals and heels to shop
Cushionaire Women's Pim Knit Platform Sandal
You'll be stepping into sunny days in style with these trendy sandals from Cushionaire! The platform shoe has a memory foam footbed and a soft stretch upper, so it'll make it a comfortable addition to your shoe collection.
Teva Women's Original Universal Sandal
If you're hoping for a sportier look, you can't go wrong with Teva's beloved sandals. They're designed with a comfortable footbed and a quick-dry material, so they're perfect for every kind of spring and summer adventure, from beach vacations to days at the park.
Universal Thread Women's Desi Wedge Sandals
Whether you're hitting up a family function or heading out for a girls' night, you'll look fabulous in these sunny wedges from Target. The slip-on design is said to feature a padded, memory foam insole to keep you comfortable while you're looking cute, and the 2.25-inch heel adds plenty of height.
Crocs Brooklyn Low Wedges Sandal
Didn't think that Crocs were your style? Well, these chic wedges from the brand may make you reconsider. The bestselling shoes feature the classic comfortable and easy-to-clean features that the brand is known for, but with an elevated wedge-style design.
LifeStride Delta Quarter Ankle Strap Sandals
Is it just us, or do you also feel like spring has officially sprung when you step into a wedge sandal? This easygoing slingback style comes in several colors (including a few prints) and both wood and woven heels. The built-in Soft System is designed to keep feet supported and cushioned all day, and the heel (2.5 inches) is just the right size to make it easy to walk in.