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    31 Bold Pairs Of Shoes That Deserve A Double Take

    "Excuse me, yes, hello. I would like to have *all* of your attention please." β€”you, and your new shoes.

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    1. Abstract slide-on mules with a detailed heel that'll stop (foot) traffic on the daily.


    I actually own these! And I *still* can't believe they're real. The only downside is how much longer it takes to walk in them... because strangers constantly stop me on the street to ask where I got them. Truly. They are comfortable and true to size, although I'd recommend going a half size up if you like your shoes a little roomier.

    Promising review: "I am very happy with the quality of these beautiful yellow mules and their unique architectural ball heels. Not to mention the very affordable price. I've worn them once and they were comfortable and felt well made. I find they are more comfortable with the strap on top of the foot as opposed to behind the heel. I also purchased the black pair. I'm a size seven and a half but for closed toes I always order an eight. They fit perfect." β€”Christa

    Get them from Amazon for $49.98+ (available in three styles and sizes 6–15).

    2. Retro tennies sure to exemplify bougie at its best.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "These shoes are so comfortable and so cute!! I love them even more than I thought I would. I'm so so happy. They're perfect!!" β€”Aveil

    Get them from Urban Outfitters for $120 (available in two colors and sizes 5–10).

    3. Asymmetrical canvas slip-ons accented with detailed watercolor for art enthusiasts who can't ~face~ wearing a dull pair of kicks.


    Promising review: "These shoes are very comfortable and easy for traveling. They are steady when walking a great distance and, most of all, they are interesting. This is my second pair." β€”Cynthia S.

    Get them from Amazon for $59.99 (available in four styles and sizes 4.5–10).

    4. LED sneakers – they're totally gonna light up your shoe closet, and your life.


    Promising review: "I am in love with these shoes! The lights are super bright and there is a button on the inside of each shoe to turn the lights on and off. This is very easy and helpful. The shoes also come with a charger for each shoe. The shoes have different options, the basic colors, but you can also set it to where the colors will switch (red then blue then green etc.). There is also a flashing bright white option which I like the best at parties. I really recommend these. Such a cool concept!" β€”R B

    Get them from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in four colors and sizes 4.5–15).

    5. Rainbow leather sandals for folks who love wearing autumnal colors all year long. Throw some wool socks on with these beauts for a toasty, foliage-inspired fall look.


    Promising review: "The colors are bright and vibrant. This is a beautiful shoe that matches any outfit." β€”Molecular Engineer

    Get them from ModCloth for $29.99 (available in sizes 36–41).

    6. Crocodile ankle boots so insultingly chic your feet are gonna think their entire existence was a ~crock~ until they got these.


    Get them from Anthropologie for $220 (available in two colors and sizes 36–41).

    7. Geometric Mary Janes sure to add a psychedelic cotton candy vibe to your wardrobe, because you're certainly never outgrowing your Lisa Frank love.

    Promising review: "I love these shoes. I ordered these in my usual size and they fit well (enough wiggle room for my toes) and felt comfortable walking and standing for several hours last weekend, probably due to cushioned ball of feet and cushioned arch supports. I also like that these shoes come with replacement heel caps/pads for worn heels." β€”Mom of 2

    Get them from Amazon for $47.49 (available in sizes 4–8).

    8. Bright stripe wedges that'll make a hue-ge difference if your basic staples need a little life.


    Promising review: "These are super cute and comfy. I love to slip them on with whatever outfit I have on and head out the door. They're rainbow so they match everything, right?! So bright and fun!" β€”Rachel

    Get them from ModCloth for $44.99 (available in sizes 6–10).

    9. Square toe pumps with a chunky heel and shoe tongue panel that's sure to make everyone in the boardroom take a bow.


    Promising review: "This is a beautiful, eye-catching shoe. I got many compliments when I wore them. It does come quite high up the arch of your foot but it was fine for comfort for me. I did add a small piece of mole skin for one after working all day before heading out to dinner; but being the first time I wore them I have no complaints. I got the gray and I am considering buying them in black." β€”shoelover

    Get them from Amazon for $49.90+ (available in three colors and sizes 4.5–8.5).

    10. Lace up leopard print heels, because you were born to strut down a cat walk and you deserve shoes that'll prove it.

    Forever 21

    Get them from Forever 21 for $28 (available in sizes 5.5–10).

    11. Adjustable rain boots for optimists who know April showers bring May flowers (and want to think of those flowers even in the thick of fall).


    Reviewers recommend ordering a half size up.

    Promising review: "These rain boots have the most beautiful artwork. They're *so* colorful!! It's super fun to wear ART on your feet! They are comfortable as well. They run just a bit small. I purchased a size 9 which typically would be slightly large for me, yet they fit me perfectly (I was concerned the size 8 would be too small and did not have the option of 8.5). Thank you!!" β€”Michelle Jimenez

    Get them from Amazon for $75.95 (available in five colors and sizes 6–11).

    12. Shark flats to be a dreadfully darling new accessory as long as you don't feel ~fishy~ about repping Shark Week on the daily.


    And why should you?! ...BTW, reviewers have suggested you may want to order a half size up depending on how snug you like your shoes.

    Promising review: "These are made with nice quality materials. My only concern is that my big toe/toenails seem to rub at the top of the shoe, but that could just be that one of my feet is bigger than the other. It doesn't rub my heels. Super cute and fun!" β€”Kellye

    Get them from ModCloth for $55 (available in sizes 6–13).

    13. Deep red snake skin sock boots β€” a striking statment shoe that's sure to go down in hisssstory as the best accessory street photographers have ever seen.


    Get them from Asos for $56 (available in sizes 4–12).

    14. A wedge sneaker so you can wear fun running shoes worthy of a Rugrats (or literal) marathon.


    Promising review: "They run true to size and they look exactly like the picture. I had to order two colors because they're both super cute and great quality for the price." β€”Fashionsense86

    Get them from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in 10 colors and sizes 6–11).

    15. Stunning block heel boots with a stretch fit and padded sole that your own soul would sell itself for.

    Free People

    Promising review: "These heels are so trendy. I’ve received two compliments and they're surprisingly comfortable!" β€”diamondberries

    Get them from Free People for $128 (available in three colors and sizes 6–10).

    16. Dino flats that'll make your heart dino-soar every time you wear them.


    Promising review: "I'm a big fan of Hot Chocolate Design shoes so when I saw these on their Instagram I had to have them! Boy am I satisfied! They fit very snugly, which I love because so many flats do that thing where the back pops up and down when you walk, leaving bruising and skin tears on your heels; these stay in place as you walk. Totally worth the purchase." β€”Dayna Richardson

    Get them from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in 13 styles and sizes 5–11).

    17. Betty and Veronica sneakers sure to help you dip your toes back into the Riverdale world.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get them from Urban Outfitters for $70 (available in sizes 5–10).

    18. Fish flops β€” wear these on a date to the beach and your S.O. is gonna know they got a real catch when they got you.


    Promising review: "Have you ever wanted to feel like Cinderella the moment the prince slipped on her shoe and it fit perfectly? Well then this foot helmet is for you. The moment I slid my toes into the gill of the right bass, a unicorn neighed, a dolphin smiled, and I finally believed it is in fact not butter. On a scale (literally) of 1–10, I give these majestic beauties an 11. The only suggestion I have is that they make a cleat and heeled version." β€”Rachel Eck

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in eight colors and sizes 4–12.5).

    19. Black tapestry creepers for gaudy goths who know know how rock some dark, romantic botanicals.


    Promising review: "I couldn't be more pleased. These are THE MOST COMFORTABLE CREEPERS YOU WILL EVER WEAR. If you want to wear socks with these definitely order a half or full size up. I have narrow feet but there is room for a wider foot. These are gorgeous and gothy." β€”Sophie

    Get them from Amazon for $49.98+ (available in sizes 5–10).

    20. Dainty bowknot beauts so you can add a charming vintage vibe to any outfit if you're rather tied to styles from the past.


    Promising review: "These shoes are adorable and actually very comfortable. I am unable to wear much of a heel due to back troubles and these are some of the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn. I really like them. A great product." β€”Kindle Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in four colors and sizes 4–10.5).

    21. Floral swingback flats all your ~buds~ are gonna be jealous of.


    Promising review: "I'm always on the hunt for the perfect pair of black shoes β€” these just may be it. The fit seems true to size. They're super comfortable and so edgy! I love these so much! Add these to your wardrobe stat!" β€”Bowtechgirl

    Get them from Anthropologie for $119 (available in four colors and sizes 6–10).

    22. Crushed velvet boots that'll add a soft side to your style. Honestly I'm worried you'll be ~crushed~ if you pass these up.


    Promising review: "OMG! What Great buy! These are good quality. They have a soft insole, I wore them all day with no problem. These get lots of compliments!!!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $41.90+ (available in three colors and sizes 6–10).

    23. Scalloped lace-trim shoes sure to be a magical accessory for Harry Potter fans who like to focus on Dolores Umbridge's iconic style rather than that whole... being pure evil bit.


    Get them from ModCloth for $119 (available in sizes 35–43).

    24. Memphis flats for sporting a pattern that proves more is, in fact, more.


    The abstract print used causes pattern placement to vary slightly with each shoe.

    Promising review: "I have to say i was skeptical at first but because of the price, I thought it wouldn't hurt to buy these. I'm glad I did. The colors are true to the picture, the point is perfect, and the size fits like a glove! If there's a negative it is the lack of support that it gives but hey, what can you expect with flats. What I did was buy a pair of rubber slip ons and I can wear these shoes almost all day long. I'm very happy with this buy!" β€”Elchlo

    Get them from Amazon for $2.49 (available in sizes 35–38).

    25. Faux cowhide lace up boots β€” a sophisticated and edgy look that's gonna be mooooving forward in fashion fast.

    Free People

    Promising review: "Super cute and just as comfy as my Dr. Martens. They're good quality. I love Jeffrey Campbell!" β€”shirley808

    Get them from Free People for $198 (available in four colors and sizes 5–10).

    26. Ankle boots with buckles and flowers that'll make you look like the soft-hearted stud you are.


    Because of the pointed toe reviewers recommend ordering a half size up.

    Promising review: "They're so cute! I'm getting lots of compliments. I read the reviews and ordered up half a size, and I'm glad I did. I love them!" β€”Bridget Rivero

    Get them from Amazon for $31.84+ (available in four colors and sizes 5–12).

    27. A pair of wide-fit rain boots so you can show off the sunnier side of life while splashing through puddles on your way to... anywhere out of the rain.


    Promising review: "I have been looking for the perfect pair of rain boots forever and these are it! I might even buy a second pair just in case anything ever happens to these ones. I have a wider calf and these give me plenty of room to tuck pants into. They are comfortable and keep my feet completely dry, even after walking my dog in heavy rain. I would 100% recommend these!" β€”msmiddy

    Get them from Amazon for $26.74 (available in three colors and sizes 7–11).

    28. Fluffy slide-ons that'll make you think, "Ugg, can I even handle being this incredibly cozy?!" The answer is, maybe not!

    Urban Outfitters

    But your toes are ready to take the risk.

    Promising review: "I have had my eyes on these for a couple of weeks and just got them. I’m obsessed. I got the pink and they’re perfect and comfy. Perfect for a lazy day or to take on a vacation or just to wear with a cute outfit!! Worth it! They look exactly as pictured!" β€”AHT17

    Get them from Urban Outfitters for $100 (available in two colors and sizes 6–10).

    29. High top sneakers to keep your ankles warm and keep your style lookin' haute.


    Promising review: "These are very comfy and have great support. Plus, I love the look. It's not a heavy shoe and it fits nicely. Love it!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in seven colors and sizes 4.5–10).

    30. Colorblock Vans so you can enjoy a shoe with a wide fit and a look plucked straight from that one photo of your mom in college. Bless her and her fashion foresight.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get them from Urban Outfitters for $60 (available in sizes 5–10).

    31. And some wide fit tie back heels that'll have everyone who sees you simply green with envy.


    Get them from Asos for $48 (available in sizes 4–11).

    When people ask if I'm up for buying such bold shoes:


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