There you are, April. (Rabbit, rabbit.) I woke up this morning with springy resolve: I’m going to purchase a new pair of sandals.

That first sandal pick of the season is always a little heart-fluttery. You think about all the places you’ll go in said sandals, or, perhaps more accurately, all the patios you’ll sip muddled craft cocktails on, sandal-clad…

But then reality sets in: blisters. So today, we’re talking blister prevention – a.k.a. how to break in that cute new pair of leather sandals you just scored at 11AM. After plenty of research, I stumbled on this little gem of a tip from Real Simple, which I’ve come to call “The Sandal Plunge.” Read on, try it for yourself, and take the season by storm.

The Sandal Plunge

By Joanna Berliner, Editor 

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April 1, 2013

Spring is one of the most versatile times of year when it comes to shoes. Peep-toes, wedges, and sandals come out of hibernation, while the ever-appropriate flat still marches on. But with all the options, it can be hard to choose which style works best with dresses, pants, or shorts. We’ve done the legwork for you – see below for an easy reference.

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By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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March 31, 2013

No matter what the thermometer may say (the Boston forecast has not been a welcome sight lately), spring really is right around the corner. Meaning? It’s time to plan for a whole new season of activities – and a whole new season of shoes. Here, the perfect shoe counterpart for each impending warm-weather occasion.

Shoes for Spring Activities

Late March: It’s still a little bit chilly, but the winds are perfect for sailing. These loafers have the preppy look down pat. Just pair with dark skinnies – cuff ‘em if the temps permit – and an oversized sweater. (Like I said, there will be winds.)

Early April: Now we’re getting there! (There being that warm beacon of light at the end of winter.) To celebrate picnic season, head out in these sunny yellow flats (baring just a hint of toe – it’s spring, after all) paired with capris and a light tunic.

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February 22, 2013

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Sometimes an outfit change can be as simple as swapping out the accessories. Starting from the ground up, shoes are the perfect switch to take your favorite dress from the office to dinner or drinks in a snap.

For Party Season
Shiny, metallic, and strappy, these open-toe sandals transform a sheath into a dance-all-night number. All that’s left? Swiping on some lipstick.

For Springtime Dinners
There’s no doubt that warm weather is on the mind, and these architectural sandals are perfect for transitioning winter dresses into spring-ready outfits (or packing for that tropical getaway).

For the Office
You may not be able to get too wild with the accessories at work, but these tasteful, red pumps add just the right amount of oomph (and personality) to that 9-to-5 uniform.

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December 30, 2012