It’s spring! How excited are you to ditch your bulky coats, boots and — probably the most freeing — socks? Well, we’ve rounded up our 17 favourite pairs of spring shoes that show off an impressive amount of ankle. They’re also totally on-trend, cute as button and totally comfortable. Slip into a pair of these babies:
17 shoes you can totally rock sockless
D'Orsay FlatsYou'll see these open-sided shoes everywhere this spring. They're called D'Orsay shoes and were first created by Count D'Orsay in the early 19th century for soldiers. Now, they're just a sexy way to give your feet some air come spring. Michael
Michael Kors Julieta suede point-toe flats, $125 at Net-A-Porter.com.Net-A-Porter
Pointed-ToeThe patent leather shine and elongated pointy toe make these flats appropriate for both the office or a night on the town. Plus, they'll look classy and classic for years to come.
J.Crew Harper Patent Flats, $138 at J.Crew.J. Crew
D'Orsay FlatsYou may want to save these almost-sandals for a particularly warm spring day, but they'll definitely help brighten any outfit or mood. They'll look just as good in the summer with a sun dress as they will with lighter spring pants.
H&M Ballet Pumps, $35 at H&M. H&M
D'Orsay FlatsEven Zara's got the goods when it comes to D'Orsay flats. Here, you get the shine of patent leather with a pony hair-like toe cap.
Zara Leather D'Orsay Shoes, $80 at Zara.H&M
D'Orsay FlatsThe D'Orsay flat meets the Mary-Jane in these shoes with an ankle strap. The metallic strap won't cut you off at the ankles, meaning these are great flats to wear with both pants and dresses.
Zara Ankle Strap Flats, $59.90 at Zara.Zara
Heeled SandalSave your flip flops for a beach day. Whether you're strolling, going out on the town or going grocery shopping, pick a comfortable heeled sandal that'll show off your personality (and legs).
ASOS HERMIONE Heeled Sandals, $85 at ASOS.ASOS
LoafersThe pointed toe and sexy snake print update these otherwise laid-back loafers. Add interest to an all-black ensemble or add a sultry edge to a ladylike camel-coloured skirt or trench coat.
Steve Madden Erosion, $90 at Capezio Shoes.Capezio
LoafersDespite the croc-embossed fabric and old-school tassels, these aren't your grandpa's slippers. Show a little ankle with cropped jeans and a crisp, white button-down.
Zara Slippers with Tassels, $40 at Zara.Zara
Pointed-ToeThere's something so spring-like about nautical stripes. These fresh flats will add punch and pattern to your favourite jeans and a tee.
H&M Loafers, $18 at H&M. H&M
Pointed-ToeThese light-hearted, pastel-patterned flats feature a slightly softer point at the toe to ease your feet into the shape of the season.
Aldo Deasen flats, $55 at Aldo. Aldo
Slip-OnsWhether you'll be dancing in the mud at a music festival or just going for long walks on city sidewalks this season, these Woodstock-inspired suede moccasins will look sweet with your torn up denim and flower child maxi dresses.
Toms Brown Suede Embroidery Festival Women's Classics, $95 at Toms.Toms
Slip-OnsWhile not the kind of shoe you'll be wearing to the office or a more formal event, Native shoes are great for withstanding spring rain, mud and even sweat. The EVA material is cushy, comfy, easy to wash and odour resistant!
Native Verona shoes, $60 at Native.Native
Ballet FlatsThese ladylike loafers have gold hardware on the toe to elevate the moccasin shape, so they're appropriate to wear to work or for one of spring's many baby or wedding showers.
Aldo Devillers flats, $70 at Aldo.Aldo
Ballet FlatsBallet flats will basically always be in style, but flats lovers will be thrilled to know that they're almost trendy again this season. You can't go wrong with this classic leather pair but add some charm with a bit of gold accent and a pastel hue.
ASOS LIBBIE ballet slippers, $38 at ASOS ASOS
Ballet FlatsEven your average flat can be a lot of fun. These super affordable double-strap flats are super adorable and perfect for a sunny day.
Faux Patent Leather Two-Strap Flats , $28 at Forever 21.Forever 21
KicksSporty flats may not take you to the office, but they'll definitely see you through your weekends. Look for low styles that sit under the ankle bone for as much leg exposure—and visual length—as possible. These sweet polka-dot sneaks are from Taylor Swift's collab with Keds.
Keds Women's Champion Taylor Dot Dark Denim Shoes, $50 at Softmoc. Keds
KicksThese microfibre sneaks show just enough ankle for an athletic shoe—and a super stylish shoe at that. The perforated upper means your feet won't overheat and the simple laces mean that they're easy to slip into.
Native Apollo Mocs, $85 at Native.Native