The winter to spring shift is a time for rebirth, especially this year. When it comes to the wardrobe, it’s all about having the right tools in place to adapt to changing weather and conditions. Our Spring Style Toolkit is here to help.

We’ve already sung the praises for spring when it comes to sneakers. But, believe it or not, there are people who aren't that into them. And those that just need a little break. Much like with a white mesh sneaker, you don’t want to step out in a pair of Nappa leather loafers if there’s even a ten percent chance of rain and snow. Enter — spring, and the chance of wearing real shoes again.

As we reach something near terminal velocity in the world of sneakers, many of us are turning our attention to the next logical step: the post-sneaker world. Recently, Nike VP Ann Hebert left the company after Bloomberg released evidence of her family tie with famous reseller "West Coast Joe", prompting many to confront the issues in the world of sneakers as a whole. But as the sneaker kingdom shows cracks, the fort of timeless leather shoes holds strong.

Picking the right pair of shoes for spring is actually really easy. Spring is a forgiving month because a high-quality pair of leather shoes is always the right choice. You’re not in danger of overheating in them, but you’re also not in too much danger of scuffing the leather or waterlogging them. So, in the spirit of an elevated, post-sneaker spring season, we’ve rounded up the best shoes for spring.

Shop the best shoes for spring below.

Diemme Asiago

Asiago

Asiago

$349

Diemme

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Diemme’s heritage clashes beautifully with modern technical style in the Asiago desert boots. Soft suede uppers meet a rubberized mudguard and a rugged Vibram sole. Versatility on 100.

Church's Pembrey Loafer

Pembrey Loafer

Pembrey Loafer

$650

Church's

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So fresh, so clean. Church's Pembrey Loafers feature an immaculate white suede upper which sets a seriously smooth tone for the rest of your spring and summer fits.

Dr. Martens 1461 Oxford Shoe

1461 Oxford Shoe

1461 Oxford Shoe

$120

Dr. Martens

Buy at Urban Outfitters

The Dr. Martens 1461 Oxford is unchanged since its introduction in 1960. That’s testament to the timelessness and durability of the style. High-quality milled nubuck forms the upper and signature yellow stitching offers a recognizable pop.

Birkenstock Boston Soft Footbed Oiled Leather Clog

Boston Soft Footbed Oiled Leather Clog

Boston Soft Footbed Oiled Leather Clog

$145

Birkenstock

Buy at Urban Outfitters

After a year of life spent indoors, we’re guessing that a healthy portion of our readers has already invested in a pair of Birkenstocks. For those who haven’t, they’re the perfect transitional shoe with a soft cork midsole, beaten leather upper, and rubber outsole.

Martine Rose Snake-Embossed Leather Loafers

Snake-Embossed Leather Loafers

Snake-Embossed Leather Loafers

$510

Martine Rose

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Martine Rose's '90s-influenced style has a strong element of tongue-in-cheek fun to it and this pair of snake-embossed leather loafers embodies that. We're styling with trackpants all season long.

1017 ALYX 9SM Slip On Leather Loafers

Slip On Leather Loafers

Slip On Leather Loafers

$427

1017 ALYX 9SM

Buy at Luisaviaroma

Did we ever expect anything other than clean, leather-fitted looks from 1017 ALYX 9SM? No. And why would we want anything else when the outcome looks like this contemporary take on the classic penny loafer?

Bottega Veneta Round-Toe Slingback Sandals

Round-Toe Slingback Sandals

Round-Toe Slingback Sandals

$510

Bottega Veneta

Buy at Mr Porter

Bottega Veneta's clog-shaped Slingback Sandals are dominating fashion pages and our minds lately. This no-fuss pair is crafted from wildly comfortable rubber, making them perfect for all events this season, from beaches to bars.

Clarks Originals Wallabee

Wallabee

Wallabee

$200

Clarks Originals

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The Clarks Originals Wallabee is a staple for those who like to avoid sneakers. Its versatility is near-enough unrivaled and a comfortable crepe sole helps things, too. This pair features alternating patches of leather and suede in off-white for a neutral yet visually interesting upper.

RHUDE Penny Loafers

Penny Loafers

Penny Loafers

$470

RHUDE

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Spring is a good time to start showing out again. You can start easing yourself back into the world of colors with this pair of eye-catching penny loafers from RHUDE. A two-tone palette is the retro lift your spring wardrobe is begging for.

COMME des GARÇONS Padmore & Barnes Edition Suede Loafers

Padmore & Barnes Edition Suede Loafers

Padmore & Barnes Edition Suede Loafers

$425

COMME des GARCONS

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COMME des GARÇONS HOMME DEUX joins forces with heritage footwear manufacturer Padmore & Barnes for a surprisingly down-to-earth collection. This pair of suede moccasins typifies the quality and detail-focused approach.

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