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One harsh truth about New York is that its unpredictable sidewalks and sweat-inducing subway steps wreak havoc on commuter's feet — only those with supernatural powers can crisscross the city's cruel, grate-filled pavement in stilettos. It'd be wise to dump any five-inch heel fantasies now, or risk land face first in street sludge.
But thankfully, street style in New York is so diverse, and being well-dressed doesn't necessarily dictate feet adorned in stilts. Flats, a sleek mule, or comfortable platforms are all fair game — you can even attend a gala in checkered Vans these days.
Everyone from high-end designers to mass retailers are embracing the importance of function these days, intertwining beauty and ease in commuter-friendly styles that don't require a footwear switch once you get to the office. Below, check out shoes that give your outfit an extra oomph without the pain and where you can buy them right now.Read More