32 Shoes From New York Fashion Week You'll Actually Be Able To Walk In

Honor sandals
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On the style spectrum from comfort to pain, runway heels typically fall into the latter category, with teetering sky-high stilettos and chunky platforms at neck-breaking heights. Throw convoluted straps and impractical designs into the mix, and you have a shoe that's better served as eye candy in a glass case than its intended purpose on the cement. But for spring/summer 2014, New York Fashion Week designers erred on the side of ease, giving feet a break from exaggerated arches. Designer Peter Som splashed his spring 2014 wave-inspired print on Christian Louboutin oxfords. Flora Gill and Alexa Adams (of Ohne Titel) stayed true to their feminine-sporty aesthetic and sent out variations of sheer-paneled slingbacks with metallic straps. Marc Jacobs paired Teva-like sandals with elaborate Victorian gowns, and Tanya Taylor styled day-time frocks with pointy-toe flats in stripes, florals and more. Click the photo to see 32 flats that work with just about anything, and are also fashionably functional.

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Peter Som

Peter Som x Christian Louboutin oxfords
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There were three variations of Christian Louboutin oxfords at Peter Som: waves, leopard-print and patent black.

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Ohne Titel

Ohne Titel sandals
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Pretty metallic-accented slingbacks at Ohne Titel, plus a gladiator-inspired sandal.

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Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs flats
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Marc Jacobs dressed down Victorian gowns with Teva-inspired sandals and dressed up sneaks with embellishments.

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Tanya Taylor

Tanya Taylor flats
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Pretty pointy-toe flats at Tanya Taylor in florals and stripes.

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Rodarte loafers

High-shine textured loafers at Rodarte.

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Jason Wu

Jason Wu sandals

The ankle-cuff trend continues at Jason Wu.

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Suno sandals
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One thing's for sure: Max Osterweis (of Suno) is not afraid of color.

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Donna Karan

Donna Karan sandals
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Donna Karan elevated wrap-around sandals with snakeskin print and grommets.

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Proenza Schouler

Proenza Schouler sandals

Proenza Schouler sandals cover up without stifling tootsies.

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Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham sandals

Show off your pedicure in Victoria Beckham bandage-like sandals.

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Zero + Maria Cornejo

Zero + Maria Cornejo sandals

Asymmetrical lines helped play up geometric shapes.

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Derek Lam

Derek Lam sandals
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Knee-high gladiator sandals? Yes.

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Helmut Lang

Helmut Lang shoes
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Close-toe or open-toe-the Helmut Lang spring 2014 collection had something for everybody.

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Carolina Herrera

Carolina Herrera sandals
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Follow Carolina Herrera's example and pair T-strap sandals with flowy gowns.

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Honor sandals

Giovanna Randall amped up pointy-toe cut-out flats with sparkles.

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