The fiercest pairs of shoes you’ll ever see

Louboutin, natch.
Louboutin, natch.

When it’s time to step up your shoe game, these eight pairs of shoes, heels, slides, boots and sneakers available in Miami shops are must-haves.  

1. Jeffrey Campbell

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Plum persuasion.

On-trend feathers in an unexpected lilac shade, coupled with a terrific price point, make this Jeffrey Campbell slide a win-win.

$130. Nordstrom at Dadeland Mall, 7239 North Kendall Drive, Miami; 786-709-4100;

2. Saint Laurent

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Thigh-high club.

Flashy. Impractical. Absurdly expensive. In other words: Perfect for Miami.

$10,000. Saint Laurent at Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour; 305-868-4424;

3. Maison Margiela

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Splatter power.

Look like the next Pollock in Maison Margiela’s cheeky splatter-paint Replica sneaker, here in a mid-top red.

$660. Maison Margiela at Miami Design District, 3930 Northeast Second Avenue, Suite 101, Miami; 786-718-1931;

4. Tory Burch

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Knit wit.

Comfortable Tory Burch needlepoint loafers invoke the homespun charm of American Folk Art.

$348. Neiman Marcus at Merrick Park, 385 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables; 305-576-3501;  

5. Christian Louboutin

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Patent pending.

A collage print on slick patent leather references Rauschenberg’s found-object and trash artwork in these shoes.

$745. Christian Louboutin at Miami Design District, 180 Northeast 40th Street, Miami; 305-548-8246;

6. Paul Smith

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Miami modern.

Stripes are a signature of British designer Paul Smith, and this color palette is particularly well suited to Florida.

$495. Bloomingdale’s at The Falls, 8878 Southwest 136th Street; 305-252-6300;

7. Marni

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Get your bearings.

A sculpted, spherical metal heel brings this calfskin mule to life in an subtle and elegant way.

$1,020. Marni at Miami Design District, 3930 Northeast Second Avenue, Suite 100, Miami; 305-764-3357;

8. Gucci

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Imagine dragons.

A blue-velvet slipper with embroidered with mystical creatures and lined with lamb fur is a modern interpretation of Gucci’s iconic Horsebit loafer.

$995. Gucci at Merrick Park, 342 San Lorenzo Avenue, Coral Gables; 305-441-2004;

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