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New Yorkers change shoes as frequently as they change their minds — and it makes sense — for a business meeting uptown, you need a more sophisticated silhouette, while shopping in Soho requires agile-yet-chic, tourist-navigating sneaks.
So, we paired up (shoe pun intended) some of our favorite kicks with NYC 'hoods that match their distinct vibes. Consider this your well-heeled guide to getting around town (cab hailing not included). And no, you may not need to wear Pierre Hardy wedges in the West Village, but cobblestones suck so much more without them.