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Eclectic prints, bright shades and enough glitter to put a disco ball to shame: This season’s best footwear –from wedges to sandals to spikes – takes a bold step forward

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THE STATEMENT SHOE: Stilettos with animal and floral prints in saturated shades will punch up any monochromatic ensemble. Aldo shoes, $80 through www.aldoshoes.com. ALC dress, $940 at Holt Renfrew (www.holtrenfrew.com).

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TWINKLE TOES: Glitter steps out of its party context to enliven even the most casual of looks. Opt for flats – not heels – with unexpected details such as the leopard-capped toe shown here. Nine West shoes,$140 through www.ninewest.ca.

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BOHEMIAN BRIGHTS: Weekend sandals needn’t be schlumpy. Opt for vivid colours and flashy accents such as gold toggles and fringe. H&M sandals, $19.95 at H&M (www.hm.com). Seven for all Mankind jeans, $260 at the Bay(www.thebay.com).

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NEW HEIGHTS: Take the shoe of the season one step further: Liberty-like prints on platform wedges are surprisingly versatile, not to mention comfortable. Gap wedges, $59.65 through www.gapcanada.ca.

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