The Real-Life Shoes Taking Over NYC's Streets

It's one thing to see the same shoe in every single magazine and shopping roundup, in any given month, but it's an entirely different thing to walk into your local coffeeshop and notice that three of the women in line are sporting the same kicks.
Ever since we've retired our grody winter boots, our shoe wardrobe has been desperate for a little retail therapy. And we're not the only ones — we've noticed more than a few people on the street breaking in their first spring shoes of the year in styles we've been seeing in ads all winter long. Take a look at the real-life shoes that we been seeing on the very real streets of NYC… and tell us, which pair is perfect for your spring debut?
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There's no better feeling than breaking out your sandals for the first time, post-winter.

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Isabel Marant wedge sneakers are so the cool-girl shoe this season.

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Gorgeous two-tone Zara boots.

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A sweet pair of striped Converse.

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City, meet country! These A.P.C. western boots are perfect for our urban streets.

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Sunny Doc Martens.

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Melon-pink Dolce Vita platforms.

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Gorgeous black boots, with a square heel we love.

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Subtly studded smoking slippers.

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Consider this pair the evil twin of the previous pair of slippers.

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Printed espadrilles beg for a cuff roll.

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Super-cute red boots make an all-black outfit something special.

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Celebrate no-socks weather with these cheeky camo-print slippers.

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Purple peep-toe pumps show off a fresh pedicure.

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Caramel Zara boots.

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Spotting these yellow Ash wedge sneakers was the bright spot (literally) in our morning.

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Strappy nude sandals are the perfect complement to some sunny skinnies.

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Check out the studded moto boots we spotted on this Astor Place pedestrian.

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A pair of Swedish Hasbeens, waiting for the light to change.

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Q: Why did the lace-up bootie cross the street?

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More Isabel Marant kicks! Seriously — does everyone have them!?

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A gorgeous pair of stitched stilettos.

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The mint green accent totally makes these oxfords.

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The only thing to wear with a romantic lace dress? Bad-ass black boots.

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Mid-height Tory Burch heels add a dash of ladylike elegance (not to mention comfort) to this look.

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How perfect are these perforated booties?

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Yes, these spare sandals are levitating. (Pay no attention to the ledge behind her.)

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Buttery oxfords. Mmmmm.

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Studded Jeffrey Campbell booties paired with some vintage-washed skinnies.

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These oxfords look as good from the front as they do from behind (trust us!).

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Elegant-looking western booties.

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Some particularly stunning strappy sandals.

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