Spring 2017 Season Preview

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Spring is right around the corner! Here in Indiana, it's tough to tell just what the season is, but March 20th is the official first day of spring. You'd better believe we're ready for it: blooming flowers, puddle-jumping, warmer weather… Sign us up!

One of the best things about spring is the change in fashion. We're shedding layers of bulky clothes and kicking off clunky boots to bask in the warm sunlight. Brighter colors light up the runways, mirroring the renewal of the flowers and trees. Snow boots are traded for sneakers, sandals, and pumps, allowing us to flash some ankle and express ourselves with something strappy, high heeled, or just sporty and convenient.

If you're as excited for the better weather and fresh trends as we are, you'll be elated to know that we're adding more and more spring styles to our webstore every day. Read on to discover some of the hottest new looks from beloved brands like Naot, UGG, Merrell, New Balance, and the latest addition to the family, size-and-width brand Cobb Hill!

-Naot's Strappy Sandals-

We love Naot shoes around here. Whether it's the cozy, supportive cork footbed, the gorgeous and dependable craftsmanship, or the unique yet trendy styles, Naot has something for every kind of shoe lover. Ask a dozen Naot fans why they love Naot shoes so much, and you'll probably get a dozen different answers.

We've been looking forward to Naot's spring line, and it exceeds our wildest expectations. The core of Naot's Spring '17 collection is made up of strappy sandals that take the gladiator trend of seasons past and propel it into the future, creating functional yet high-fashion sandals for the stylish modern woman. You're going to want these flirty new sandals in your closet, ASAP!

Naot Odelia

Naot Odelia in Khaki Beige/Sea Green  Naot Odelia in Oily Coal Nubuck/Purple

Naot Odelia in Khaki Beige/Sea Green and Oily Coal Nubuck/Purple.

The Naot Odelia is one of the trendiest sandals of the season. Its tribal-inspired boho look combines gorgeous colors and patterns with geometric cutouts to deliver a simple shoe that packs a huge punch of style. If you want more than just good looks, the Naot Odelia has you covered. A slim ¾" wedge and a cork footbed that molds to your foot's unique shape make the Odelia a sandal you'll love to walk in all day long. Plus, a hook-and-loop backstrap makes taking it on and off—not to mention adjusting the fit—as easy as possible.

Breezy boho skirts, vibrant sundresses, even a simple top and shorts will look great when paired with the Naot Odelia. Blend the Odelia with a colorful printed ensemble, or use it to spice up an otherwise simple outfit. With the sweet, strappy Odelia, you're always ready to make an impression.

Naot Gabriela

Naot Gabriela in Latte Brown  Naot Gabriela in Oily Coal Nubuck Naot Gabriela in Oily Emerald Nubuck

Naot Gabriela in Latte BrownOily Coal Nubuck, and Oily Emerald Nubuck.

If you're a woman who takes a no-fuss, no-frills approach to her everyday style, the Naot Gabriela might be your new best friend. This deceptively simple slide is perfect for your on-the-go lifestyle. Unlike some other slide sandals, the Gabriela features a hook-and-loop strap at the instep for an adjustable fit and goring on the middle strap that allows it to give as necessary. If you have feet that sometimes swell, or you simply have a difficult time finding a slide that is snug enough to stay on your foot without being uncomfortably tight, the Gabriela might be the answer! Of course, the Gabriela's cork footbed and 1.5" wedge heel of durable EVA only add to this lovely sandal's unbelievable comfort.

Available in a variety of flattering colors, including a greenish shade that's perfect for spring, the Naot Gabriela is sure to become your go-to sandal of the season. Slip it on with all your warm-weather outfits and enjoy those beautiful spring days!

Naot Innovate

Naot Innovate in Black Madras/Black Microfiber with Clear Rhinestones   Naot Innovate in Silver Threads/Beige Microfiber with Clear Rhinestones

Naot Innovate in Black Madras/Black Microfiber with Clear Rhinestones and Silver Threads/Beige Microfiber with Clear Rhinestones.

In contrast to the sweet and simple Gabriela, the Naot Innovate is all about glitz and glam. This sparkly heeled sandal is sure to draw admiring eyes every time you enter a room. Smooth straps are crisscrossed by strips of rhinestone-studded microfiber, giving the Innovate a decidedly elegant air. This beautiful Naot sandal is as easy on your feet as its more casual cousins and features the same contoured cork footbed (covered in leather with a microfiber center to prevent slipping). The TPR sole with its supportive metal shank gives you the look and height of a 2" heel without the usual discomfort.

Whether you're headed to a club in your little black dress, going all out for date night, or merely looking to jazz up your everyday jeans, the Naot Innovate takes any outfit to the next level! Let those gorgeous rhinestones enhance your natural shine.

Naot Men's Chief Handcrafted in Gray/Black Leather

Honorable Mention: We've added a handful of Naot men's boots and dress shoes (like the Naot Pilot and the Naot Chief Handcrafted) to the site as well. Now guys can embrace the "Naotic" life too!

Pictured: Naot Chief Handcrafted in Gray/Black Leather.

-UGG's Trendy Wedges-

A great wedge heel is a favorite for many women. A wedge combines the height you want with the comfort you crave, lengthening your legs and completely transforming even your most basic everyday ensemble, all while avoiding the discomfort that other types of heels inevitably cause. With these  UGG wedge sandals, you can look great and feel even better from morning 'til night!

The UGG Spring 2017 line features many stylish wedges, and we couldn't be more in love. If you're a devoted UGG fan, you don't have to leave the brand behind once the temperatures rise and your sheepskin boots are too warm. With these fun wedges, you can flaunt your UGG passion all year long.

UGG Maddie

UGG Maddie in Black  UGG Maddie in Fire Opal  UGG Maddie in Horchata

UGG Maddie in BlackFire Opal, and Horchata.

The UGG Maddie thong wedge is a cute and casual sandal for all your spring activities. Supple leather straps feature braided detailing that adds interest to the Maddie's profile, which combines the thong-style and T-strap look. A chunky cork wedge gives the UGG Maddie a 2" boost, while a rubber outsole makes it stable and durable. Finally, a cushioning Imprint by UGG insole makes every step as comfortable as the one before.

There's nowhere the UGG Maddie can't go. This versatile wedge complements any sense of style, so whether you're into shorts and jeans, dresses and skirts, or a mix of both, the Maddie will blend seamlessly into your unique wardrobe.

UGG Serinda

UGG Serinda in Black  UGG Serinda in Fire Opal  UGG Women's Serinda in Mole

UGG Serinda in BlackFire Opal, and Mole.

If you love the Maddie but want something a little more secure, step into the  UGG Serinda! The Serinda features the same 2" cork wedge, smooth leather, and stylish braided details as the Maddie, but instead of a thong-style sandal, the Serinda has a strappier silhouette, evocative of Naot's spring offerings. A buckled backstrap ensures a snug and comfortable fit at the ankle and will help you keep the Serinda perfectly in place. The UGG Serinda also has one different colorway from the Maddie: Instead of the Maddie's creamy Horchata, the Serinda comes in soft brown Mole.

The added height and incredible comfort of its cork wedge help the UGG Serinda to strike the perfect balance between wearability and style. Perfect for a day of shopping, a lunch date, or dinner with friends, the UGG Serinda will make your spring a stylish one.

UGG Yasmin Snake

UGG Yasmin Snake in Horchata    UGG Yasmin Snake in Black

UGG Yasmin Snake in Horchata and Black.

It doesn't get much cooler than the UGG Yasmin Snake: You've got ghillie lacing with leather tassels, a gladiator silhouette in snake-embossed leather, and a sophisticated 2" wedge. What more could a fashionable woman ask for? The Yasmin Snake is easy to slip into, thanks to the rear zipper. With a PORON® insole and added arch support, it's even comfortable and stable. If your style goal for spring is to add a fashion-forward new piece to your shoe collection, make it the UGG Yasmin Snake!

For legs that look long and lean, pair this gladiator wedge with skinny jeans, where its heel and silhouette combine with the close-fitted jeans to give you legs that go on for days. The UGG Yasmin Snake also goes well with breezy maxi skirts to create a look that's as cool and carefree as spring itself!

UGG Classic Unlined Mini Perf

Honorable Mention: The UGG Classic Unlined Mini Perf gives fans the opportunity to wear UGG boots all year round! Breezy and light, the UGG Classic Unlined Mini Perf brings iconic UGG style to spring and summer.

Pictured: UGG Classic Unlined Mini Perf in Aloe Vera

-Sporty Style from Merrell & New Balance-

Spring isn't all about fashion, of course. It's also about a change in the weather that outdoorsy folks are chomping at the bit to enjoy. With warmer temperatures and the disappearance of snow, these people will be enjoying fresh air and the beauty of nature every chance they get.

If you love being outside, you're probably already acquainted with Merrell's top-quality line of hiking boots and shoes. For those who are more fitness-focused, New Balance might be a more familiar name. Both of these brands offer sporty, functional shoes for spring that don't lack for style!

Men's Merrell Moab 2 Mid GORE-TEX®

Merrell Moab 2 Mid GORE-TEX in Earth   Merrell Moab 2 Mid GORE-TEX in Walnut

Men's Merrell Moab 2 Mid GORE-TEX® in  Earth and Walnut.

We introduced you to the Men's Merrell Moab 2 Mid GORE-TEX® here on the blog before it was even available in our store—that's how excited we are about this reimagined classic! (Read our in-depth look at the Merrell Moab 2 Mid GORE-TEX® here.) Outdoor enthusiasts everywhere loved the original Moab hiker for its quality and comfort, and the new Moab 2 Mid GORE-TEX® reaches a new level of excellence. The synthetic leather upper and waterproof GORE-TEX® membrane keep your feet dry without sacrificing breathability. An all-new contoured footbed uses Merrell's proprietary M Select™ FIT.ECO+ technology to deliver the optimal combination of cushioning and support. This innovative hiking boot's finishing touch is a tough, grippy Vibram TC5+ outsole that will keep you on your feet, even when the conditions are slick, sloppy, or otherwise treacherous. Take the Merrell Moab 2 Mid GORE-TEX® on your next hike, and we guarantee you'll have a new favorite trailmate! 

Did you love the original Merrell Moab line? Learn more about the difference between the Merrell Moab and the new Merrell Moab 2 on the blog.

Women's New Balance Fresh Foam Zante V3

Women's New Balance Fresh Foam Zante V3 in Dark Denim with Lime Glo    Women's New Balance Fresh Foam Zante V3 in Ozone Blue with Bright Cherry   Women's New Balance Fresh Foam Zante V3 in Reflection with Rose Gold

Women's New Balance Fresh Foam Zante V3 in Dark Denim with Lime GloOzone Blue with Bright Cherry, and Reflection with Rose Gold.

Women who love to run have specific needs when it comes to fit, comfort, and support, and New Balance's designers and engineers use data from actual runners just like you in their creative process. One of their latest and most innovative shoes is the  New Balance Fresh Foam Zante V3. Lightweight and sleek, the Fresh Foam Zante V3 offers the best in modern running shoe technology. This runner features a moderate 6mm drop and a prominent toe spring. Underfoot, a durable, blown rubber outsole offers the cushioning and durability you need to finish that last mile. Plus, it's available in several colorways ranging from subtle to vibrant, so you don't have to leave your style behind when you head out for a morning run. Smash your fitness goals with the New Balance Fresh Foam Zante V3!

Merrell Adhera Three Strap II in Navy

Honorable Mention: Along with their hiking, trail running, and other athletic shoes, Merrell offers tough yet stylish sandals like the Women's Merrell Adhera Three Strap II. If you like your sandals a little on the rugged and utilitarian side but don't want to ignore your fashion sense, Merrell might be the brand for you!

Pictured: Merrell Adhera Three Strap II in Navy.

-Cozy Cobb Hill-

You'll be hearing a lot more about Cobb Hill here on the blog. We're so excited to offer you this fashionable size-and-width brand! A division of one of our other featured brands, Rockport, Cobb Hill provides women with shoes that are as unique as they are stylish and as beautiful as they are comfortable. For our spring preview, we've chosen to feature a pair of Cobb Hill flats, but they also offer sandals, booties, and more!

Cobb Hill Emma Ballet

Cobb Hill Emma Ballet in Black  Cobb Hill Emma Ballet in Bronze  Cobb Hill Emma Ballet in Red

Cobb Hill Emma Ballet in BlackBronze, and Red.

Like your spring wardrobe, this roundup wouldn't be complete without a pair of chic flats. Is there any shoe style that offers more comfort, versatility, convenience, and cuteness than ballet flats? The Cobb Hill Emma Ballet is no exception. With an upper of full-grain leather and a buttoned instep strap, the Emma Ballet is a sophisticated take on your basic ballet flat. The Emma Ballet is more than just pretty and refined—inside, your foot will be pampered by its cushy removable footbed and supportive, stabilizing shank. For a pair of flats that truly has everything to offer, choose the Cobb Hill Emma Ballet.

The Emma Ballet, like most flats, can be styled with jeans, shorts, and casual dresses and skirts. The Emma Ballet's clean profile and delicate details will help you stand out from the crowd!

Cobb Hill Petra Mary Jane in Bordeaux

Honorable Mention: Mary Janes offer a sweet, youthful vibe that's perfect for spring. We love the Cobb Hill Petra Mary Jane, which features laser-cut floral detailing that gives it an extra boost of fresh spring style.

Pictured: Cobb Hill Petra Mary Jane in Bordeaux. 

What's your favorite thing about spring? The warmer temperatures? The adorable baby animals and budding flowers? The rainy days when you can stay inside, all cozy with a book and some slippers? We love the bold new fashions and the light, airy new shoes! If you managed to make it through this post without buying anything (WOW!), try browsing our sandalshiking bootsathletic shoes, or flats for more options. Let the countdown to spring begin!