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“These are not aristocratic feet. I’m here to tell you these are working feet,” says Park Avenue’s go-to podiatrist, Suzanne Levine, after a quick examination of my not-so-pretty pieds. In all fairness, my childhood and adolescence were spent studying ballet. Anyone who’s worn a pair of pointe shoes will confirm that dancing in them is a kind of quiet torture that ceases to bother only after you’ve grown numb to the pain. Your feet never really recover from the trauma. I sought out Levine and a few other foot gurus after determining spring’s must-have shoes: the bejeweled slip-ons from Oscar de la Renta, the velvet clogs from Miu Miu and the heel-less metallic numbers with super-pointy toes from Louis Vuitton, among others. The problem?

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