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The Everything Guide to Belt-Tightening


Avoid Taxis, Get Exercise

Both the men’s Adidas Anzo Low walking shoes and the women’s Privo Floats strike the balance between comfort and flexibility, support and plain good looks (Anzo Low, $70 at Paragon Sports, 867 Broadway, at 18th St.; 212-255-8036; Privo Floats, $80 at Harry’s Shoes, 2299 Broadway, at 83rd St.; 866-442-7797).

The Touro bag carries like a versatile messenger bag but feels like a backpack ($40 at Victorinox Swiss Army, 136 Prince St., nr. West Broadway; 212-965-5714).

The warmer you are, the longer you’ll walk. Ultra Force thermals give you an extra layer of cheap insulation ($20 for a two-piece set at Uncle Sam’s Army Navy Outfitters, 37 W. 8th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-674-2222).

Rather than taking your chances on a clunker from Target, opt for something painstakingly built at Recycle-a-Bicycle. For less than $200, you can get a classic, Raleigh-style “grocery-getter” with coaster brakes (75 Ave. C, nr. 5th St.; 212-475-1655).

The super-strong Kryptonite EV 2000 Mini bike lock is small enough that it won’t weigh you down ($60 at Bicycle Renaissance, 430 Columbus Ave., nr. 81st St.; 212-724-2350).

Contributors: Molly Bennet, Sarah Bernard, Ira Boudway, Arianne Cohen, Michael Alan Connelly, Catherine Coreno, Kaija Helmetag, Ben Kawaller, Sadia Latifi, Aja Mangum, Kari Milchman, Rob Patronite, Emma Pearse, Robin Raisfeld, S. Jhoanna Robledo, and Lauren Salazar.


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