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Spring shoes get the tie-me-up treatment

Somewhere between the hubbub over the release of 50 Shades of Grey and the impending Valentine’s Day holiday, lies a perfect mash-up of tie-me-up and amour: lace-up flats, heels and sandals. (*I know it’s a stretch, but follow me on this one.) Over the course of the last few weeks, I’ve seen a flurry of up-n-coming spring footwear that pairs bondage with your most beloved accessory — shoes — all lacing up the foot, up the ankle, and even up the calf. Here are 3 lace-up closet style staples to incite an acute pining for spring?

Isabel Marant SS15 Lace-Up Ballet Flats

Lace-up ballet flats are a perfect mix of ladylike chic and girlish glamour, in particularly a pair of Isabel Marant SS15 numbers featured in Elle France that started a riot in my heart. Here are a few more lace-up flat options to make your heart pitter.

Jeffrey Campbell Shay Lace-Up Flat

Aquazzura Belgravia Suede Lace-Up Flat

Going even further up-up-n-away are the gladiator sandals that dominated the runways of Givenchy, Chloe, Valentino and DSquared — to name a few — all tricked out in geometric cutouts and tassels and ties.

DSquared

Valentino

The lace-up trend doesn’t stop with flats and sandals, though. It’s also adorning a staggering array of heels, from kitten to stiletto and back down again. Here are a few of our favorites.

Free People Hierro Heel

Alexander McQueen's Cutout Gladiator Boots

Free People Andra Kitten Heel

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