Spring Shoes 2011: Comfort Without Sacrificing Style

Aldo Bosen Heel, $80, available at Aldo, Coclico Kinu Sandal, $345, available at Coclico, & DV By Dolce Vita Marcela Tassel Loafer, $89.65, available at ASOS. Photos courtesy of: Aldo | Coclico | Asos.

With Spring 2011 shoes hitting stores, the great transition from winter to warm-weather footwear begins.

We face two of fashion's biggest enigmas: How do we dress our dogs for the season's unpredictable weather? And after months of snuggly shearling boots and wool socks, how can we avoid uncomfortable heels, sandals and the like?

Well our friends at Refinery29.com did a lot of legwork and rounded up 19 pairs of sensible shoes that let you do more than sit pretty on a couch. Indulge in wide straps, low heels, wide bases and cushy soles, and celebrate leaving pinched toes and aching ankles in the dust!

Jonesing for more styles? Peep the rest of these wonderful and totally wearable shoes.