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  1. Mules

    The backless shoe is back, thanks to its much-needed makeover. This season features a higher heel and clog-like shapes.

    10 Crosby Derek Lam Katy suede platform clogs, $350, at Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 Fifth Ave at 49th St (212-753-4000,

  2. Zara leather high heel mules, $99, at Zara, locations throughout the city; visit

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    Zara leather wide heel mules, $99, at Zara, locations throughout the city;

  4. Topshop Waltz perforated mule, $85, at

  5. Belle by Sigerson Morrison Eris mule, $225, at

  6. Graphic kicks 

    Printed canvas sneakers are a staple for guys every spring. This year, go for a black-and-white design or a bold photographic splash.

    Kurt Geiger KG Cassius shoes, $100, at Kurt Geiger, 375 Bleecker St between Charles and Perry Sts (212-367-0830,

  7. BucketFeet Earth slip-on, $65, at

  8. Vans Era Landscape sneakers, $60,

  9. Generic Surplus Harrington Borstal shoes, $85, at

  10. Tretorn Nylite featuring Florance Broadhurts shoes, $95, at

  11. Fashion sneakers 

    The sportswear trend is huge right now. A highly stylized shoe means you won’t look like an ’80s businesswoman on her lunch break.

    Topshop x Adidas high-tops, $132, at Topshop, 478 Broadway between Broome and Grand Sts (212-966-9555,

  12. Nike Dunk Super Hi, $180, at

  13. Lanvin Holographic-effect leather sneakers, $695, at

  14. Nike Roshe Run Midnight Craftwork series, $141, at

  15. Keds Rookie wedge chambray stripe, $65, at

  16. Silver

    The metallic hue continues to make waves this year. Pair it with a pastel blazer and blue jeans for the right mix of girly and downtown edge.

    Vince Camuto Fortuner heel, $129, at Vince Camuto, locations throughout the city; visit

  17. Topshop Fang double buckle flatforms, $80, at

  18. SJP Jill sandal, $345, at

  19. K. Jacques two-strap platform wedge sandals, $425, at

  20. Dolce Vita flat slip-on sneakers, $139, at

Best spring shoes and styles for 2014

Shop for the latest shoes this spring with our roundup of the best footwear trends for men and women

Spring is here, which means it’s officially time to start putting away your winter gear—we’re looking at you, boots—and think about warmer-weather options. This spring, four big shoe trends are primed to pound NYC pavements in a big way. From men’s graphic slip-ons to the return of mules for the ladies, here are the must-have spring shoes for 2014—available in many New York City shoe stores.

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