New Spring Shoes

Spring officially starts this weekend, so we say it’s definitely time for new spring shoes. Ease those feet out of those boots and trainers, get yourself a pedicure, and then pop them back into something lighter.

Platforms, wedges, heels, low heels, mules or flats – there’s something for everyone when it comes to new spring shoes. And who doesn’t love a pair of new shoes? Any excuse we say.

Let’s start with heels. Come spring, come weddings, and you will need new spring shoes for your friend’s big day, agreed? The stores are full of bold colours, with fringes, ties, prints, straps, and studs. There are so many styles to choose from, to fit with whatever trend you’re rocking this spring.


new spring shoes heelsClockwise, from top left: Grey suede peep toe sandals, £65, J by Jasper Conran @ Debenhams, floral print sandals, £100, French Connection, gold sandals, £60, Schuh,orange fringed sandals, £34.99, New Look, floral courts, £tbc, Debenhams, yellow sandals, £24.99, New Look, black and white sandals, £110, French Connection, blue lace ups, £29.99, New Look

If heels are too much, maybe wedges are more your thing? They fit perfectly into the 1970s trend that’s still with us, and are brilliant holiday shoes. Wedges are also fab with tights, and under maxi dresses, so the perfect new spring shoes when the weather isn’t that spring-like yet.

new spring shoes wedges

Clockwiser, from top left: blue wedges, £59.95, White Stuff, red bow espadrille wedges, £tbc, Debenhams, metallic mix Hush Puppies, £60, Schuh, strappy cork sole wedges, £29.99, New Look, patterned wedges, £25, BHS, brown espadrille wedges, £25, BHS, black tie espadrille wedges, £49.99, H&M, tan flatform wedges, £59.95, White Stuff

Staying high, platforms and mules are still making their mark. Platforms are easy to walk in. Mules are on trend this season. Pop either or on your new spring shoes list.

new spring shoes platforms and mules


Clockwise, from top left: metallic sandals, £50, Schuh, denim platforms, £24.99, H&M, fringed mules, £100, French Connection, white platforms, £24.99, New Look, leopard print platforms, £29.99, wooden heel mules, £29.99, H&M, orange platforms, £tbc, Debenhams, pink platforms, £24.99, H&M

Bringing things back down to the ground a little bit, low heels are great for everyday wear, or if you just can’t do heels any more. Courts or sandals, clogs or block heels, just keep these new spring shoes on the down low.

new spring shoes low heels

Clockwise,from top left: Floral print sandals, £40, Schuh, turquoise block heel sandals, £28, BHS, baby blue courts, £tbc, Debenhams, burgundy clogs, £48, Schuh, striped courts, £tbc, Debenhams, studded sandals, £25, BHS, pale blue sandals, £59.95, White Stuff, silver sandals, £24.99, H&M

And if you want to feel the terra firma beneath your feet, then chose some flats. Flats don’t have to be boring, or trainers. Try pumps, sandals, loafers or brogues. Play with colour, pattern and finish to brighten up those flats. We love daytime metallics.

new spring shoes flats

Clockwise, from top left: Gold cork soled wedges, £29.99, H&M, pink Dr Marten’s sandals, £110, Schuh, floral loafers, £27, Schuh, cream strappy ballet shoes, £tbc, Debenhams, orange ankle strap flats, £tbc, Debenhams, silver brogues, £24.99, H&M, white gladiators, £25, BHS, gold Miss L Fire seahorse flats, £65, Schuh


Gladiators – Weekly Wishlist

Gladiators. Gladiator sandals. Who doesn’t have a pair? They’re one of those fashion trends that appeared, and, well, just never left again. It’s not a case of them outstaying their fashion welcome, though, oh no.

Gladiators have become a fashion staple because they should be. They’re stylish, comfortable, easy to wear, and have evolved over the years. There are knee-high gladiators, metallic gladiators, coloured gladiators…you get the idea.

Those Romans and Ancient Greeks knew what they were doing. Okay, we’re not suggesting the modern day gladiator sandals are exact replicas of those the fighters wore inthe arenas in ancient times, but if they’re goof enough for Russell Crowe…

So, gladiators are our weekly wishlist choice this week – all shapes and sizes of them!

The Roman gladiators really did wear their sandals up their legs – to protect their shins, so, if you fancy aping them, try a pair of knee high glads, like the aptly names Spartacus (£65) from Schuh. These fringed beauties come in tan and black.

Perhaps fighting would have been difficult in New Look’s tan knee high high-heeled take on the look (£39.99), but their studded black version (£39.99) is a sandal with attitude!

gladiators weekly wishlist

If you still want a heel, but not the knee-high part, how about Dorothy Perkins’ stylish brown gladiator sandals (£23.20, BHS)? But back on flat ground, Evans’ black wide-fit glads (£28, BHS) are pretty much perfect – and no toe-post, if that’s not your thing.

Gladiators look great in metallic leathers, or with embellishment. Schuh’s bronze lace up version (£45) are a fab summer sandal, and New Look’s embellished take on them (£39.99) will add sparkle to any summer day.  And GAP’s simple thin leather take (£24.95) on the classic gladiator in silver are perfect holiday sandals.

If you prefer a more classic sandal, then H&M’s white version are for you (£19.99) Okay, they’re not overly gladiator-like, but they’re cute and comfy.

White Stuff’s grey leather sandals (£39.95) and French Connection’s black leather sandals (£80) aren’t classics either, but are perfect if you don’t want your gladiators to look, well, too like gladiators!

Finally, if it’s a pop of colour your are after from your gladiators, then go for BHS’s coral pair (£31.50) – not traditional again, but perfectly summery!

Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reduction