How S.F. Gals Do Footwear

Like NYC, San Francisco is credited for its walkability factor. And in many cases, it's a breeze to trot from 'hood to 'hood. But, there's one major (albeit gorgeous) obstacle that frequently stands in the way of our fancy footing plans: our notoriously high hills.
As a result, it's pretty rare that you spot locals gallivanting around in towering stilettos or uncomfy footwear. Comfort reigns supreme in the 415. So, when we do spy a seasoned city dweller strutting down the sidewalk in show-stopping soles, we have to pause and stare — and snap.
We recently caught 32 magical pairs of pumps, booties, and sandals (not to mention some stylish-yet-practical oxfords and flats!) that deserved a moment in the spotlight. Plenty of S.F. ladies are putting their best foot forward, and we’ve got the pics to prove it!
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Photographed by Jen Miyako.
There's no reason to feel blue here. Hersha Steinbock's heels are the prettiest cobalt creations in S.F.
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Leave it to Krystal Bick of This Time Tomorrow to wow us with some not-so-plain Mary Janes from Zara.
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We spotted these wood-laden Rachel Comey wonders on Laura Reilly.
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Um, heart emoji inserted here. Pilar Gonzalez's Manolo Blahniks stop traffic.
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Tierney Lee puts her best foot forward in these boot-mule-hybrid stunners by Zara.
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Okay, so these may not be hill-friendly, but they sure are pretty. Roda Sultan's Saint Laurent pumps are high on our wish list.
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Alexandra Tyler gives her boyfriend jeans a lift (literally) with these streamlined shoes.
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An S.F. shoe slideshow wouldn't be complete without a little Freda Salvador cameo.
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Ariel Lin kicks back in some sweet sandals made for our late summer.
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Peekaboo. Kim Van-Dinh's sophisticated Gianvito Rossi heels are making that S.F. sidewalk look good.
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Audrey Evanoff's Givenchy sandals? Gimme, gimme, gimme.
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Bakole Lindel is just creeping around, no big.
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Bingqi Yu's Valentino flats are studly to say the least.
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You can't go wrong with a LBS (little black shoe). Just ask Burree Cowherd.
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Green with envy over Charlotte Mazey's emerald beauties.
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These boots were made for stomping. All-white lace-ups spotted on Connie Huynh.
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Sleek. Eugenie Grey has mastered the all-black everything look.
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Valentino in the house again! Gorgeousness seen on Hui Wang.
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Leopard loafers? Sign us up. Madeline Mahaney's Dolce Vita shoes make a statement.
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Saint Laurent steppers on Michaela D'artois.
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An S.F. partygoer does minimalism right with these muted-tone sandals.
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Blocky goodness on Nichole Powell.
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Who can resist a pair of old-school jellies?
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These white Jeffrey Campbell creepers on Paige Lindin deserve a raise.
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Rachael Stefanussen's Forever 21 soles hit the mark.
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Sabine Castagne is pretty in Prada.
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Riegal Cohen keeps it classic.
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Sara Grasse steps out in a pair of vintage steppers.
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Sarah Prugal's shoes certainly brightened up our day.
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Sarah Weiner in a rad pair of Pierre Hardy sandals. Yes!
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Fun cut-outs make these nude wedges anything but basic.
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Stefanie Zhang in the coolest Dior flats, ever.
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