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. 

Associate Fashion Editor
Yusra Siddiqui is an editor who resides in New Jersey but bounces between the suburbs and NYC. (She's a Jersey girl at heart.) After interning at Who What Wear in 2019, she found her way to the team after graduating from LIM College in 2022 with a fashion media degree. She's also spent time writing and working for publications such as Fashionista, Coveteur, and Nylon, but she always knew that Who What Wear was where she was meant to be. When she's on the job, she's perusing runway shows, analyzing the latest thing fellow Gen Zers are up to on the internet, and sharing what she can about the modest-fashion market. You can also catch her dabbling in entertainment, talking about the costume choices of the latest Netflix series or diving deeper into how the plotline affects the viewers in a myriad of ways. Lastly, she likes to create content for Who What Wear's TikTok. Her personal time is spent doing similar but also different things—deep diving into almost every new TV show (Bridgerton, Gilmore Girls, and Stranger Things are favorites), planning her next local getaway (whenever that may be), and reading the latest Emily Henry or Sally Rooney novel in one sitting.