10 Hybrid Shoes You Didn't Know You Needed

The best fashion items are those that check multiple boxes, like a dress you can also wear over pants or a jacket that looks good open over a shirt and closed on its own. But when it comes to shoes, it feels like we always end up buying a pair for every occasion, rather than owning just a few versatile ones.

Fortunately, a new wave of hybrid shoes is upon us, which not only means the wearability factor is through the roof, but comfort is, too. Always wanted a creeper with the softness of a sneaker or a loafer that's as durable as your favorite black bootie? When you see the picks ahead, you'll be giving your plain-old kicks a break in exchange for one of these clever combos. Click through to see these awesome mixes for yourself — will you be rocking one of them this season?
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The Loafer-Bootie
A boot that's practical for cold weather can feel a little too clunky for the office, but when it's combined with a sleek loafer style, it totally works for both.
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The Sneaker-Creeper
Any shoe designed by Rihanna already has a badass stamp of approval. And who doesn't love a kick that can also give you an extra bit of height?
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The Penny Loafer-Platform
The classic penny loafer gets a quirkier, edgier vibe with exposed yellow stitching, thick platform, and cute ankle strap.
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The Sock-Boot
It's just what it sounds like — a sock that also happens to be a boot. Cozy levels are reaching new heights. The only question is: Do you wear socks with them?
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The Loafer-Heeled Bootie
If you want to be sure no one will have the same ankle boot as you this season, go for this rust-colored, loafer-heel variation. The contrasting zip detail doesn't hurt, either, for both aesthetics and ease of wear.
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The Brogue-Heel
A stylish, winter-appropriate wool brogue gets a touch fancier with a short black heel, making it the ultimate work-to-drinks shoe.
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The Slipper-Shoe
For days when it's hard to take off your house slippers in exchange for "real-person" shoes, just slip on these cozy things.
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The Oxford-Flatform-Chelsea Boot
Why get the classic black Chelsea boot when you can get the upgrade flatworm version with a playful Oxford detail?
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The Sneakerboot
Your favorite kicks are getting a cold-weather upgrade with Nike's Flyknit Sneakerboot. All the cool kids will have 'em (plus, they're woven with wool for extra warmth).
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The High-Top Sneaker-Boot
Not everyone will dare to pull off this retro-style sneaker boot, but with a pair of black joggers and a moto jacket, these babies will definitely be turning heads.
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