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As cycle-loving San Franciscans, we’re the first to admit that reaching new heights in the shoe department is complicated. We say (at the risk of sounding like our grannies), hold off on the heels and opt for something a bit more sensible — at least when pedaling up and down these steep hills.
That said, you don’t need to sacrifice style just to get from point A to point B on two wheels — and we’ve got the slideshow to prove it. From booties to ballet flats (we snuck in some cool sneaks, too), these kicks are polished and perfect for cycling around the city. So, go ahead and pull out your pretty ride, because you’ve got places to go, people to see, and not a single (shoe-related) care in the world. We say,
right ride on!
Our noses are redder than a Louboutin sole, and we haven't felt our toes since October. Yep, it’s cold here in NYC. But, in Wisconsin, for example (where this editor's mother lives), it's even worse. (Meanwhile, his brother in L.A. thinks his 65-degree day is nippy.)
Winter weather may be complicated, but our read
Try as it might, a temperature drop does not always get in the way of those who love a short hem. Yes, we're opposed to frostbitten legs, but we’ve become really good at layering warm tights and tossing on high boots to help fight the chill. Because, nobody should have to give up skirts just because it's winter. read