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20 New Yorkers Reveal The Stories Behind Their Shoes

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    You'd probably be surprised how much you can learn about a person just by looking at photo of their shoes — especially here in New York City, where so many of us work hard to reflect our personality in our clothes.

    Which is where @shoesofnyc comes in. Like a more footwear-focused version of Humans of New York, the project catalogs the coolest kicks found on the streets of NYC, accompanied by quotes from the people wearing them. The resulting mini-portraits aren't just fascinating — in a few cases, they also offer serious inspiration for our fall wardrobes.

    Between booties and loafers, knee-highs and kitten heels, the possibilities for the perfect autumn shoe are endless and kind of overwhelming. Seeing the styles that trek this city's sidewalks, however, is the perfect way to narrow down our selections. Think metallic pointed-toe flats for a crisp date night. Try winged Jeremy Scott sneakers for a Sunday morning brunch.

    Basically, what we're saying is, when you're looking at an endless stream of shoes, you're bound to find an answer to every fall outfit woe. Getting to know a few of your fellow New Yorkers along the way is just an added bonus!

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