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Walking Tall

Some altitude to go with Williamsburg’s attitude.


Heel Thyself: A George Miu stiletto boot.   

Amid the outer-borough sprawl of Williamsburg, where taxis don’t circulate and people often face a long walk from subway to trendily downscale bar, groovy but comfortable shoes are the order of the day. The click-click-click of stilettos, in other words, isn’t exactly a common sound.

But Nahman Susar is hoping to change all that. His new store, George Miu (112 North 6th Street; 718-666-0194), stocks on-trend, in-style, high-heeled shoes, mostly of his own design. To be fair, there is a selection of sensible flats—crêpe- soled loafers and Mary Janes—but Susar knows that sex sells, even in Williamsburg. And most of the styles at George Miu have a high quotient thereof. Lucite-heeled clear mules with gold studs are $49, metallic ankle-strap sandals with crystal embellishments are $59, faux-crocodile stiletto mules are $89, ankle boots in pony skin (both solid and animal prints) are $129, and knee-high sassy boots with studs or straps are $189. Prices like these may ease the pain of that long, teetering walk from Diner to Black Betty.


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