5 Work Shoes Way Better Than Black Flats

Work shoes — it's a phrase that doesn't exactly inspire lustful yearning like "perfect moto jacket" or "shiny bow-tie heels," does it? If that's the case, it could be because you've been playing it a little too safe with your 9-to-5 footwear.
Unlike a deep-V sweater or cut-to-there miniskirt, shoes are one of the few places in your work wardrobe where you can actually take some risks. That means, you should be thinking outside of the black-flats box. Click ahead for badass boots, clompy oxfords, and sick stilettos that seriously mean business.

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