I Used to Work in Nordstrom's Shoe Department—Here Are 23 I'm Eyeing for Spring
Before I became an editor, I held a few fashion-related jobs while studying in NYC. Being an editorial intern at Who What Wear was one of them, but being a shoe associate at Nordstrom was another more time-demanding service. I spent my entire day going through new shipments, helping out customers, and, of course, perusing the sale racks for myself. While my days in sales may be over, I still use what I learned from that job in my current role: I think about what specific shoe styles work for different occasions, notice what's on-trend for the current season, and take a closer look at the products to see what's actually worth spending on. (I was working on commission, so the last thing I wanted was a return.) And as an editor, the last thing I want is for readers to be unhappy with a purchase.
While I wish I could virtually sit with each reader and act as an associate, I did the next best thing. I spent hours sifting through the hundreds of pages on Nordstrom's site to find the best shoes to shop for spring. As someone who used to organize the shipments, I understand the sheer volume of shoes available can be a tad bit overwhelming. But to make it a little easier, keep scrolling to see the selection I put together below.
Jeffrey Campbell figured out how to create satin ballet flats that are both pretty and functional.
Metallic shoes are an easy way to elevate a simple outfit, and this under-$100 pair will certainly get that job done.
These are exactly the kind of chunky sandals you'll want to wear with airy dresses. It just works.
Adidas Gazelles have been selling out around the clock, so why not be a trendsetter and try the platform pair?
Tory Burch's latest runway collections have been the latest obsession of WWW editors, and the brand's use of bright red is one of the factors winning us over.
I have yet to own a pair of Birkenstocks, but I think this luxe-looking pair has me ready to join the club.
Can you tell I have a thing for red at the moment? I sent this to my fellow editors immediately.
Pair with calf-length white socks, straight-leg jeans, and a light sweater of your choice. Now, you've got yourself a "lazy" yet put-together outfit.
We named this color one of our "It" shades for 2023. Doesn't it make you just ready for spring?
I saw these shoes in person and fully stopped in my tracks. Trust me when I say they look even better up close.
If simple and neutral is your vibe, these are the sneakers for you.
I love this unique yet elevated take on a classic pump. The square toes, color, and silhouette all are drawing me in.
It isn't spring with a few pairs of sandals, right? This tan pair looks like it'll be a warm-weather staple.
Got any special events coming up? There are the shoes to wear.
I couldn't but include another metallic option just for kicks. Take your pick.
These black strappy sandals are a great option for the warmer months ahead.