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Winter shoes are the worst, right? Buy a pair of sparkly, delicate, precious pumps and watch as sidewalk salt and scum turn your steppers into sad, gray things. However, during the cold season, every little opportunity to brighten things up is much appreciated, and even black booties can be delightful when they're in an unconventional shape.
Ahead, we've pointed our lenses downward in NYC to snap the shoes of the women who are bucking the rules. Check out 15 of the flats, heels, and boots we stalked on the sidewalks of Manhattan.
Photographed by Melodie Jeng
Shoes. Let's get some shoes. No, seriously. We pretty much want everything we spotted on the streets of NYC during Fashion Week. Shoes can make or break an outfit. And, that's why, this season more than ever, showgoers brought their A game in the footwear department.
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Sporty, short shorts paired with puffy, white sneakers and thick, white ankle socks. Checkered button-down shirts tucked into loose chinos. Unbranded, curve-brim baseball caps. These looks exemplify the true "found-it-in-my-dad's-closet" nature of normcore. Allow us to point out that they're also the staples of Forrest read