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The Hot Shoes of Spring

The shoes are sexy, but the walking is treacherous.

Both on and off the runway, shoes were turning heads—and possibly a few ankles—at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week's Spring 2011 shows.

Whatever the style—be it a gladiator sandal, a platform wedge, or a stacked heel—there was a common theme: extreme height. So much so that more than a few women were spotted having to slip off their heels and slip on another shoe in order to navigate New York's streets, especially in the cobble-stoned Meatpacking District where some fashion shows took place.

Click ahead to see a sample of what's in store for spring.

By Christina Cheddar-Berk
Posted 17 Sept 2010

Photo: Oliver Quillia for CNBC.com