Women's Wear Daily Declares 2014 the Year of the Footbed Sandal; 7 Outdoor Styles We'd Seriously Consider

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Goodnight, single-sole heels. Goodnight, platform sandals. Spring '14 shoes are abandoning the high, painful realm of the heel for the comfier "footbed sandal," which you probably associate with those hippie-gardner, chunky-soled, foot-enlarging slip-ons like Birkenstocks or Tevas. And you'd be right on the money.

The thought may strike horror into the hearts of the world's Carrie Bradshaws, but WWD, and those they interviewed — Eva Chen of Lucky, Beth Buccini of Kirna Zabête, blogger Preston Davis of Keep It Chic — are looking forward to a bright new future in which the cool girls of the world are able to scamper about, unhindered, with both feet firmly planted on the ground. And we're kinda liking the thought. We'd probably vote for pairing them with skinny jeans, lazy tunics, and a slick of lipstick to remind the world that this is something we're doing on purpose. Besides, when WWD says "Jump," we say, "How low?"

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