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    Women's Shoe Trends for Spring

    Step up your style pace in spring’s new multitude of shoes. From grown-up to girlish and retro to metro, there’s a fresh pair out there for any occasion. MSN Shopping’s Shannon McCarthy invites you to put your best foot forward.

    You’re Grounded — Flats

    If you prefer sensible stability over lofty ambition, this year’s standout shoe style will be just the right fit. Flats are the hot footwear choice right now, but there’s nothing mundane in their presentation. Sweet ballet slippers are jazzed up with gleaming metallic finishes, bow or link detailing at the vamp, classic elastic backs, and couture color and patterning that puts pumps to shame. Go with a patent or heavier leather skimmer when you’re doing some serious city striding. (Or check out traction-rich athletic-inspired slip-ons for the ultimate in low profile support.) Flats are fantastic for anchoring the higher, fuller, hemlines of spring, and look great with a tunic top and leggings as well. White eyelet or nude pairs team up nicely with the season’s neon-bright fashions, while the more decorative varieties go better with a neutral wardrobe. For evening, think slingback styles, silver sandals and dazzling encrustations of faux jewels, crystals and other uber-femme ornamentation