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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
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