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The Spring 2021 Comfort Shoe Guide

Your favorite Spring Comfort Shoe Guide has arrived! We have included fan favorites from the blog, tried and true client favorites, plus new styles we can’t wait to try. Comfortable shoes don’t have to be boring! Hot pink lizard loafer anyone? Keep scrolling for our favorite spring comfort shoes and trends!

Flats and Loafers

Sick of your boots but not ready for sandals? A flat or loafer is the perfect spring comfort shoe to wear with pants and jeans. Spend the time to find the most comfortable pair for your particular feet and you will be taking walks at lunchtime every day. Impossible to fit? Try the Trotters Liz Croco Loafer or Harlowe Flats.

Trotters Liz Croco Loafer, $99.95

Vionic Willa Slip On Flat, $129.95

Trotters Harlowe Flats, $99.95

Clarks Pure Easy Tan Leather Loafer, $110

Rothy’s Pointed Flat, $145

Ally NYC Tenacious Tan Suede with Courageous Caramel Leather Flat, $195

Clarks Pure Tone Praline Leather, $110

AGL Embossed Venetian Loafer, $375 $187.50

Vionic Lena Ballet Flat, $119.95

Vionic Zana Lizard Print Loafer, $129.95

Cole Haan Modern Classics Loafer, $130

Flat and Flatform Sandals

The “flatform” is the latest trend in sandals. I love the flatform because it has the comfort of a flat but the height of a heel or wedge. The flatform can be refined, such as the Cole Haan Grand Ambition Flatform Sandal below. Or they can be funky but practical, like the leopard Teva Midform Universal Sandal. Not into the flatform? Don’t worry. We have some super comfy, very stylish flat sandals for you too.

Cole Haan Grand Ambition Flatform Sandal, $170

Paul Green Harlee Wedge Sandal, $319

Teva Universal Flatform Sandal, $65

Born San Isabel Slingback Sandal, $79.95

Naturalizer Kerry Sandal, $79

The Flexx South Shore Sandal, $134.95

27 Edit Melyssa Wedge Sandal, $140

Sofft Fairbrook Sandal, $99.95

The Flexx Mod Sandal, $144.95

L’Amour Des Pieds Casimiro Sandal, $188.85 $109.89

The Flexx Banzai Sandal, $135

Teva Midform Universal Sandal, $60

AGL Maya Crisscross Platform Sandal, $398

Naturalizer Holden Slingback Sandal, $110

Teva Hurricane Drift Water Friendly Sandal, $40

Softwalk Tieli Sandal, $109.95

Slides and Mules

Nothing is easier in summer than a slide or a mule. Slip it on and go. Super helpful when you don’t have a free hand! You know by now how much we love our Birkenstock Arizona EVA Essentials as a flip flop replacement. Kyle still loves her Birkenstock Madrid Big Buckle Slide Sandal. And, even though I already have the flat version of the block-heeled Vaneli Choux Sandals (in two colors!), I don’t want this style any less!

Vionic Wanda T-Strap Flip Flop, $99.95

Dansko Sophie Sandals, $119.95

Naturalizer Tibby Sandal, $99

Birkenstock Madrid Big Buckle Slide Sandal, $130

Dansko Abbie Clogs, $144.95

The Flexx Shore Thing Slide Sandal, $124.95 $79.90

Eileen Fisher Mask Slide Sandal, $140

Everlane Clogs, $108

Anne Klein Unita Mule Sandal, $75 $67.99

Vaneli Choux Sandals, $79

Chocolate Blu Gal Espadrille Platform Slide Sandal, $128

Fitflop Mixed-Metallics Leather Slide Platforms, $140

Cole Haan Wesley Demi Wedge Sandal, $140

Birkenstock Arizona Colorblock Sandal, $169.95

27 Edit Candice Mule, $110

Vionic Lupita Grommet Detail Slide Sandal, $119.95

Birkenstock Arizona EVA Essentials, $44.95

Fitflop Lulu Leather Cross Slides, $90

Birkenstock Siena Slide Sandal, $139.95

AGL Studded Zip Pointed Toe Mule, $398 $266.98

Wedges and Heeled Sandals

A wedge or heeled sandal is the perfect spring comfort shoe if you wear a lot of dresses or skirts in the spring and summer. My best friend has a version of the Dansko Malin Clog Sandal in a gorgeous light tan color. Practically every time she texts me to ask which shoe she should wear with an outfit, I pick that one. It just makes the outfit! Now if only they would reissue her shoe so I could buy myself a pair…

Kyle has been searching for a replacement dressy black sandal, and I think the Cole Haan Adella Sandal in black is the answer!

Gentle Souls Signature Colleen Espadrille Wedge, $99.95

Everlane Clog Sandal, $110

Dansko Malin Clog Sandal, $139.95

AGL Moon Toe Loop Sandal, $375

AGL Snake Embossed Block Heel Sandal, $380

Vaneli Konya Wedges, $150

Paul Green California Wedge Sandal, $319 $255.20

Vaneli Hadaya Sandals, $99

Anne Klein Peony Platform Sandal, $84.95

FitFlop Pilar Straw-Raffia Back-Strap Platforms, $140

Naturalizer Vera Dress Sandal, $110

Vionic Ayda Wedge Sandals, $129.95

Papillio by Birkenstock Soley Wedge Sandal, $139.95

Cole Haan Adella Sandal, $150


Sometimes you just need a pump. But that doesn’t mean you have to be uncomfortable. My favorite Ally pumps now come in Vegan Black Leather! If you need a shoe with a really low heel, you can’t beat the Naturalizer Banks Flat. Which is not a flat, so I don’t know why they call it that!

Anne Klein Fabulist, $79.95

Ally NYC Vegan Black Leather Pump, $265

Naturalizer Banks Flat, $110

Ally Bold Block Heel in Blissful Blush, $295

Trotters Keely Pumps, $99.95


You should have a pair of sneakers in your spring comfort shoe arsenal. Not running shoes, but cute spring sneakers. I’m loving the pink Freya Suede Sneakers myself. A mom at school (who always looks amazing!) has been sporting a pair of muted pink leather sneakers the past few weeks. If that doesn’t sound practical, how about a Rothy’s Sneaker (made from recycled materials) that you can throw in the washing machine? They come in great colors and patterns. You can also wash the Everlane Forever Slip-On Sneaker. Bonus! There is a lace up style too and they are are fully recyclable!

Vaneli Quelly Sneaker, $165

Paul Green Hadley Platform Sneaker, $359

Vionic Simasa Sneaker, $139.95

Cole Haan GrandPro Rally Court Sneaker, $130

Rothy’s Sneaker, $125

Everlane Court Sneaker, $98

Freya Suede Sneakers, $130

Everlane Forever Slip-On Sneaker, $60

Which is your favorite type of spring comfort shoe? Which style from the blog will you try? Let us know in the comments!

Real Life Style is a style consulting firm that teaches busy women to wear their power so they can live their lives fully and confidently. Lani Inlander and Kyle Dunphy are based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and serve clients across the country. We offer personal styling services, an on-demand e-course, corporate services, and training to become a personal stylist.

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