So it isn't sandal season quite yet, but your tired tootsies want out of their big-boot confinement. The solution? The weightless freedom of flats. They keep your toes dry in the spring puddles, but they allow you to rock skirts, shorts, or jeans, and they don't have to break the bank. Here are just a handful of cheery flats worth getting excited about. 

ASOS LONDON Ballet Flats With Fruit Detail, $44.76 from Asos

What's more springy than some appetizingly colored fruit? I know I like to remind myself to eat healthy in creative ways. But in all seriousness, these... might need to be mine.

Chiou, $34.98 from Aldo

I get a huge kick out of these, no pun intended. I love an ultra-feminine spin like this floral print on a unisex style like a boat shoe. Love.

Cooperative Appliqué Flat, $34.00 from Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters finally restocked these. They were gone for a long time, but they apparently wised up and re-upped. I have them in gold with birds on them. They're actually pretty comfortable, and they make me feel really fancy.

ASOS LORI Tassle Loafers with Contrast Sole, $32.23 from Asos

Asos has these flats in tons of colors, but this color is called "blush" and it's a neutral that's ever so slightly washed out. I love that for transitioning to spring.

Women's Escalator Flat
, $27.47 from

Spring doesn't always have to be about sweetness and Easter colors. These flats are mean and girly at the same time, and I love them.

Striped espadrilles, $29.95 from Gap

If you're into really breezy nautical styles this spring, but you don't want to wear sky-high espadrilles, these flat espadrilles from the Gap might be just the ticket.

Steve Madden - Heaven Flat
, $22.99 from

Another style whose classic shape comes in a ton of colors, these Steve Madden flats won't let you down on comfort, quality, and springy hues.

Jon Josef Gatsby Leopard Flats
- $69.95 from DSW

I, for one, am happy to see smoking flats making the transition into spring. I feel like bright colors make animal prints, like, obligatory. So these would be my go-to semi-formal spring flats.

I am having so much fun with spring fashion right now. These, again, are just a small selection of the fantastic and affordable styles out there right now. I hope you dig them as much as I do.

Which of these flats strikes your fancy? Do you wear a lot of flats?

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