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Best Transitional Shoes Spring 2013

Open-Toe Booties Were Made For the Tricky Change of Seasons

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The tricky transitional climate means we're ready to box our heavy boots and lug-soled heels till next Fall — but it's not exactly sandal weather yet. So we're looking to a style-conscious footwear hybrid: the open-toe or cutout bootie (or the fashion equivalent of having your cake and eating it, too). The clever silhouette feels lighter and fresher than our Winter ankle boots, but doesn't make the jump from zipped and laced-up boot to open sandals and bare feet. It's a perfect nod to Spring that's easy to incorporate into your transitional looks, like skinny jeans and anoraks — and it's a lot easier to wear than you think. To make our case, we've curated nine of our favorite pairs at all price points. Some are more fashion-forward, and some are just right for testing the waters — click on to find your perfect pair.

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