These shoes were made for walking: Your must-wear footwear for SS15

Every woman loves an excuse to buy more shoes, so here's one for you: it's a new season! What better reason do you need to hit the high street and expand your shoe collection than the fact that spring is here?

The warmer season is almost in full swing, with the clocks finally having gone forward; allowing us to enjoy longer, brighter days. As we head into April, one of the main things we're thinking about is exactly what shoes we should be wearing.

Here's a rundown (aka shopping list) of all the most fashionable footwear for SS15, so you are ready to go out and strut your stuff:

Fancy flats

Good news for all you ladies who can't get on with heels on a night out, let alone during the day – flat shoes are in! 

Rather than your typical springtime dolly shoes and plain designs, think fancy and fabulous with flat pumps that make use of patterns, embellishments, cutouts and different textures. 

Why not team a laced up front with some bold leopard print? You might even want to go for glitz and choose a pair with embellishments. Whatever your style, step outside of your comfort zone and let your shoes make a statement.

The chances are you've looked at a pair of heels and thought about how much you'd like to wear them and how pretty they are. Well here's your chance to look fab and be comfortable at the same time. Talk about having your cake and eating it.

Glamorous gladiator

Who doesn't love a good gladiator sandal? This formidable fashion was stomped up and down catwalks across the globe as designers showed off their SS15 collections. 

The style has remained popular for spring and summer over the last couple of years, and for good reason. The look allows you to make a statement and shows off your legs no matter what your style.

Suitable for wearing with feminine floral fashions, soft pastels, double denim or 70s glam, the gladiator is one of the most versatile shoe trends of the season.

Whether you choose a flat pair, one with heels, a pair in a neutral shade or go for something brighter, this is one style you have to own right now.

70s swagger

In terms of overall trends, the top look this season is 1970s-inspired fashions. This means you should bear it in mind when choosing your latest pair of shoes.

If you want to rock the 70s look, nothing will complete your outfit better than a pair of chunky platform heels. These come in many styles, from boots to strappy designs, giving you plenty of ways to create a retro ensemble and still wear your personal style.  

This style of heels is actually easier to walk in than normal heels, as the platform creates less of an angle, reducing pressure on the balls of your feet. This means that even those with a phobia of heels could find that they are their favourite choice for spring. 

Trendy Trainers

Whether you're a sport fanatic or just a fan of being comfortable, stylish trainers are a great choice for SS15. 

Sports are really influencing the high street and catwalk this season, with designers teaming trainers with professional or evening looks. This could be a sign that fashion has realised that comfort is just as important as looking good.

Whatever the reason behind this trend, we suggest you make the most of it and get yourself some stylish sneakers.

Rather than your tatty old pair, think clean lines with a splash of statement shade or unusual pattern. Just as with other flat shoes, spring is about making things a bit fancier so really dress up your footwear. 

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