10 Shoe Styles to Kick to the Curb

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  1. Plastics Clunkers: Colorful plastic shoes might be cute on kids but they're flat out goofy on adults. Water-proof mold-resistant vegan shoes have been cropping up everywhere. They're fine for a day of boating or fishing, or even working in the kitchen-things they were meant for-but they have spread beyond slippery decks. These chunky, clunky fashion foes instantly dress down any look, and suck out all air of sophistication or class. We support the pursuit of comfortable footwear but these slip-ons are better left on the shelf.
  1. Staggeringly High Stilettos: Ultra high heels can cause back pain and muscle strain, not to mention corns, calluses and bunions (so not sexy!). We'll never tell you to give up your Jimmy Choos or Louboutins altogether-sky-high heels are a fashion staple for many-a-stylish woman-but consider the potential damage such seriously high heels are doing to your body. If you spend long days on your feet, consider reserving super-high heels for evenings when you will be doing little more than sitting on a bar stool looking like a million bucks.
  1. Fleece-Lined Boots: These frumpy winter boots have a tendency to get worn year-round with everything from winter coats to super-short jean shorts. Sure, they'll keep your feet warm in the winter, and maybe keep you on your toes when treading ice, but at what cost? With so many cute, sexy, stylish boots available this season, why settle for this rather played-out style?