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July 31, 2008

Shoe collections and "Sin City" have quite a bit in common. Both have an element of risk, with the possibility of a huge payoff. Here are five sure bets for Spring '09. - AUSTYN MAYFIELD

Hole-ier than thou: Perforation isn't just for notebook paper; it's stylish, too. "Texture is a big deal," says Rory Mitchell of Asgi Shoes. "It adds another level of luxury."

Pump it up: "I think we're going to see a return to the classic pump, but in a whole new way," says Iesha McTier from Boutique 9. She suggests trying the traditional style with a platform. "It's a great update to a look women are familiar with."

Look on the bright side: "Nothing says 'spring' better than color," says a rep for Kathryn Amberleigh. "It's the best time to have great standout shoe."

Square deal: Ready to venture away from a rounded toe? "Stronger geometric shapes, like squares, are going to be very popular," says Jennifer Staples of Velvet Angels, "especially on the toe and heel treatments. They add lots of drama."

Cut it out: "Cut-outs are going to be huge, especially for spring/summer boots," predicts Annette Tang from Michael Antonio. "It's a strong trend, yet really fun and playful. Year-round boots aren't just for California girls anymore."

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