Best Bet: Wedge-Heel Boot

In a season that favors towering platforms and a range of strappy, blister-raising sandals, we tend to be a bit more finicky about spring shoes than winter’s oxfords and boots. Zara’s new wedge gives you a leg-lengthening boost without leaving you limping. The stacked wooden wedge makes four inches manageable, and the bootie-style upper keeps feet secure, so you won’t need to tote around an emergency pair of flats (or Band-Aids).

Wedge Heel Boot, $99.90 at Zara.