The sun is shining, the days are warmer, and it's time to put old rain boots back to bed.
Check out these new shoe collections that are perfect for springtime strolls. Native We got a taste of what Native's Apollo shoe was like last year and it's back for spring. The Apollo comes in 2 styles: Moc and Chukka. With microfiber for softness, perforations for breathing (read:sweating), and a lightweight EVA for water protection, the Apollo is Vancouver's new must-have. Apollo Moc in Glass Green ($70) and Apollo Chukka in Sprinkle Print ($85), El Kartel, 104 East Pender, 604-336-2744. Elkartel.com Blundstone Shoe laces not your thing? Blundstone boots will be your best friend. The easy pull-on, iconic boots, are a lightweight pair perfect for the spring and summer months. With a selection of four colours, you'll be sure to fine one suitable for your wardrobe. Note for Blundstone lovers: these boots are also waterproof so will be making it in to our winter roundup too. Any excuse really. Canvas Boot in Denim ($130), Australian Boot Company, 1968 West 4th Ave, 604-738-2668.Australianboot.com Palladium Spring screams pastels: say hello to the Palladium's Macaron Collection. Inspired by the French meringue, this Spring/Summer collection features two of their popular styles in four pastel colours. Palladium is known for it's famous rubber--formally used to make tires-- and this canvas shoe's sole is made with none other than that. Flex Lace & Flex Ballet ($65) Little Burgundy, 1035 Robson St., 778-328-9757. Littleburgundyshoes.com TOMS The Avalon sneaker is one of our favourites from Tom's spring/summer 2015 line. Reinventing the classic Toms slip on and drawing inspiration from skater shoes, it features a cupsole bottom and comes in a variety of fabrics and designs including leather, nylon, and woven textile. Whether you're heading to the dog park, or having lunch with friendss, the Avalon sneaker offers comfort without sacrificing style. Stucco Leather Embossed Avalon Sneaker ($115), Below The Belt at Metropolis at Metrotown, 4800 Kingsway, 604-439-0070. Belowthebelt.com Dr. Martens These shoes need no introduction, but their new Monotone collection demands it. The collection is inspired by musicians and fans of the 80's who customized their own Dr. Martens by painting them. The Monotone Collection features three popular Dr. Martens styles in two colours, made with smooth leather and their famous air cushioned sole. Rock and roll. If getting icecream is rock and roll that is... Pascal Boot in Poppy Red ($175), Gravitypope, 2205 West 4th Ave, 604-731-7673. Gravitypope.com