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Top 100 Shoe Trends in 2013

From DIY Dip-Dye Sneakers to Spectacular Splashing Footwear

— January 3, 2014 — Fashion
Thanks to Carrie Bradshaw and the wild success of Sex and the City, the late 90s and early 2000s marked the reign of Manolo Blahnik and his strappy sandals; fast forward to 2011 and you'll find the year of Jeffrey Campbell's 20something shoe cult; this past year's shoe trends, however, dictate that the footwear designer du jour of 2013 was none other than the person with a WiFi connection and a hot glue gun.

The most aesthetically pleasing corners of the Internet were populated by DIY shoe tutorials this year. From DIY frilly sandals to found object-constructed footwear, the shoe looks of 2013 called for fashionistas to get a little crafty. The results were ultra-customized and entirely individual.

Take a step further into the world of shoe trends with our extensive Shoes Trend Report.

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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
99
Chinese Zodiac-Inspired Sneakers
Chinese Zodiac-Inspired Sneakers
The Vans Old Skool Pack is Influenced By the Year of the Snake
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98
Retro Raygun Runners
Retro Raygun Runners
The Nike Barkley Rayguns Will Have You Jumping Out of this World
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97
Hybrid Summer Shoes
Hybrid Summer Shoes
The Won Hundred Versus Sandal is One Part Shoe and One Part Warm Weather Chic
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96
Luxe Paisley Patterned Sneakers
Luxe Paisley Patterned Sneakers
These Givenchy Sneakers Offer a High-End Edge to Casual Wear
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95
Japanese Jungle Sneakers (UPDATE)
Japanese Jungle Sneakers (UPDATE)
The Atmos Nike Air Max Animal Pack Puts a Twist on Camo
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94
Upscale Checkered Footwear
Upscale Checkered Footwear
The Givenchy Pre-Fall Shoe Collection Takes On a Mature Look
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93
Faded Female Kicks
Faded Female Kicks
These Nike Pre Montreal Racers Brighten Up Women's Workout Attire
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92
Animal-Faced Shoes
Animal-Faced Shoes
Zooligans Offers Parents Wild Footwear for Children
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91
Feet-Focused Shoe Ads
Feet-Focused Shoe Ads
The Rupert Sanderson Fall 2013 Campaign Features Japanese Bondage Techniques
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90
Beer-Inspired Kicks
Beer-Inspired Kicks
The Mark McNairy and Heineken Collaboration Has Created Great Shoes
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89
Heart-Shaped Shoe Clips
Heart-Shaped Shoe Clips
This DIY Project Lets You Accessorize Your Ordinary Footwear
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88
Electrically Vibrant Pumps
Electrically Vibrant Pumps
These Christian Louboutin Unbout Heels are Viciously Vibrant
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87
Dark Domineering Womenswear
Dark Domineering Womenswear
The Kaufmanfranco Fall 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection is Rich
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86
Aquatic Creature Pumps
Aquatic Creature Pumps
These 'Taylor Says Grey Sharkie Heels' are Fantastically Predatory
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85
Pattern Splattered Sneakers
Pattern Splattered Sneakers
The Kenzo x Vans Fall 2013 Collection is Eclectically Colorful
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84
Two-Tone Mesh Kicks
Two-Tone Mesh Kicks
The New Roshe Run Hyperfuse Combines Mesh with Suede
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83
Boldly Printed Rapper Kicks
Boldly Printed Rapper Kicks
Reebok Takes a Walk on the Wild Side with Tyga's T-Raww Shoes
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82
Hipster Deck Shoes
Hipster Deck Shoes
The SOPHNET 2013 Canvas Kicks Are Perfection
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81
Glittery Flamboyant Footwear
Glittery Flamboyant Footwear
The Lazy Oaf x Kickers Shoe Collection is Limited Edition
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80
Metallically Futuristic Footwear
Metallically Futuristic Footwear
These Hologram Shoes by Miista Zoe are Amazingly Sci-Fi and Chic
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79
Radiant Tribal Sneakers
Radiant Tribal Sneakers
The Reebok x Keith Haring Foundation Footwear Raises Awareness
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78
Metallic Rainbow-Colored Sneakers
Metallic Rainbow-Colored Sneakers
The JS Wings Hologram Shoes are Vibrantly Wild
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77
Hand Sewn Leather Sneakers
Hand Sewn Leather Sneakers
The FEIT Hand Sewn Shoes Feature the Best Craftsmanship
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76
Cartoon-Inspired Sneakers (UPDATE)
Cartoon-Inspired Sneakers (UPDATE)
These Adventure Time Sneakers are Chic
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75
Structural Material-Made Shoes
Structural Material-Made Shoes
Iva Minkova's Shoes are Designed for a Modern Cinderella
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74
Waterproof Loafers
Waterproof Loafers
These Swims Waterproof Loafers Will Keep You Looking Cool This Summer
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73
Winged Shoe Accessories
Winged Shoe Accessories
The Schwings Shoe Wings Add a Little Flair to Your Step
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72
Sneaker History Exhibits
Sneaker History Exhibits
Bata Shoe Museum 'Out of the Box' Documents the Rise of this Culture
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71
Ornate Origami Footwear
Ornate Origami Footwear
The Origami Knight by Horatio Yuxin Han Allows for Movement
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70
Barefoot-Mimicking Footwear
Barefoot-Mimicking Footwear
The AdiPure Training Shoes are Perfect for Avid Runners
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69
Floral Skater Shoes
Floral Skater Shoes
The Supreme x Vans SS13 Collection is Inspired by a New Order Album Artwork
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68
Belted Gladiator Footwear
Belted Gladiator Footwear
The Casadei x Prabal Gurung Shoe Collection is Fierce
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67
Zig-Zagging High Tops
Zig-Zagging High Tops
The adidas Originals Crazy 8 Tennis Shoes are Bold and Bulky
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66
Midsole-Accenting Men's Shoes
Midsole-Accenting Men's Shoes
Two-Toned Soles Highlight Different Parts of the Sneaker's Bottom
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65
Sultry Sorbet Heels
Sultry Sorbet Heels
These Ice Cream Shoes are a Delicious Treat on a Hot Day
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64
Luxuriously Eccentric Loafers
Luxuriously Eccentric Loafers
These Alberto Moretti Footwear Designs Exude Opulence
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63
Sleek Steel Shoes
Sleek Steel Shoes
Medieval Meets Modern Function in These Chainmail Shoes
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62
Printed Pliable Footwear
Printed Pliable Footwear
Earl Stewart Uses 3D Printing Technology to Create His XYZ Shoes
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61
Fierce Thigh-High Gladiators
Fierce Thigh-High Gladiators
The Haus Von Lila Dogma Sandals are a Strappy Shoe Contraption
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60
Dancing Queen Diva Heels
Dancing Queen Diva Heels
The Isidora by Jeffrey Campbell Shoes Are Straight Out of the 70s
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59
Mythology-Inspired Footwear
Mythology-Inspired Footwear
These Ancient Greek Sandals Will Make a Demigod Out of You
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58
Fantasy-Inspired Footwear
Fantasy-Inspired Footwear
Danuta Tydor Presents a Psychedelic Shoe Collection
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57
Glamorous Sneaker Campaigns
Glamorous Sneaker Campaigns
The Supra Spring/Summer Lookbook Offers a Dash of Femininity
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56
Bohemian Nordic Sneakers
Bohemian Nordic Sneakers
The 'CA Hiker 106 Era' Hi-Top VANS Sneakers Feature a Nordic Design
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55
Interchangeable Shoe Jewelry
Interchangeable Shoe Jewelry
Make Any Pair of Flats Fabulous with This Easy DIY Using Old Earrings
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54
DIY Nautical Floral Sneakers
DIY Nautical Floral Sneakers
Make a Fun Summery Statement with This One-Of-A-Kind DIY Sneaker
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53
Recyclable Barefoot Trainers
Recyclable Barefoot Trainers
Crosskix Put a Strong Focus on Function, Fitness and Comfort
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52
Art Appreciation Heels
Art Appreciation Heels
These Arty Shoes by Boyarde Messenger Recreate Famous Paintings
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51
Handmade Sci-Fi Heels
Handmade Sci-Fi Heels
These DIY R2-D2 Pumps are Crafty Star Wars Shoes
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50
Pixelated Floral Camo Shoes
Pixelated Floral Camo Shoes
The Nike SB Stefan Janoski Premium New Release is Chic and Paradoxical
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49
Pop Culture Painted Pumps
Pop Culture Painted Pumps
These Charlotte Olympia Custom Shoes are Inspired by Iconic Art
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48
Simplistic Leather Soles
Simplistic Leather Soles
The Shoe Wrap by Parker Reid Features a Soft Sole and an Ergonomic Design
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47
Barbie Head-Filled Footwear
Barbie Head-Filled Footwear
Doll Up This Halloween with These Jeffrey Campbell Shoes
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46
Rainbow-Colored Runners
Rainbow-Colored Runners
Nike's Flyknit Racer and HTM Shoes are Vibrantly Knitted Fashion Styles
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45
Elegantly Grunge Fashion Ads
Elegantly Grunge Fashion Ads
The Terry de Havilland Spring 2013 Campaign Stars Codie Young
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44
Eccentrically Constructed Sneakers
Eccentrically Constructed Sneakers
The giuliano Fujiwara SS14 Collection are Subtly Experimental
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43
Sock-Infused Boots
Sock-Infused Boots
The Nike LunarTerra Arktos Boot is Designed for the Cold
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42
Sculpturally Shaped Footwear
Sculpturally Shaped Footwear
The Youngwon Kim 2013 Graduate Collection is Architectural
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41
DIY Buzzworthy Shoe Accents
DIY Buzzworthy Shoe Accents
This Simple Activity Turns a Pair of Flats into a Summery Design
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40
Invisible Combat Boots
Invisible Combat Boots
The Jeffrey Campbell Combat Boots are Seemingly Non-Existent
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39
Riotious Leopard Print Shoes
Riotious Leopard Print Shoes
The Kenzo and Vans Fall/Winter 2013-2014 Collection is Animalistic
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38
Bubble Gum Pumps
Bubble Gum Pumps
Make a Statement as You Walk with Stuck Chewing Gum Heels
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37
Atypically Constructed Footwear
Atypically Constructed Footwear
Designer Anna Korshun Doesn't Use Glue or Stitching for Shoes
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36
Casual Hybrid Brogues
Casual Hybrid Brogues
The Christian Louboutin Club Flat Mixes Business and Pleasure
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35
Transforming Leather Footwear
Transforming Leather Footwear
The Shoebag by Tal Weinreb Morphs from Shoes into an Elegant Handbag
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34
Modern Minimalist Sneakers
Modern Minimalist Sneakers
These Rick Owens and Adidas Collaborative Sneakers are Modern & Fresh
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33
Toothy Crocodile Pumps
Toothy Crocodile Pumps
These Killer Heels are Ready to Chomp Up the Dance Floor
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32
Celebrity Wedge Sneakers
Celebrity Wedge Sneakers
The Alicia Keys x ReeboK Wedge Sneaker Collection is Bold & Beautiful
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31
Complex Spiralling Stilettos (UPDATE)
Complex Spiralling Stilettos (UPDATE)
The Mojito Shoe by Julian Hakes is Dizzying and Delightful
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30
Futuristic Running Shoes
Futuristic Running Shoes
Y-3 Combines Technology and Fashion in its Latest Running Shoe
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29
Street Culture Sneaker Shops
Street Culture Sneaker Shops
The Converse San Francisco Store Blends Lifestyle with Apparel
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28
Geometric Serpentine Sneakers
Geometric Serpentine Sneakers
The Christian Louboutin Snakeskin Sneakers Slither into S/S 2013
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27
Futuristic Film-Inspired Kicks
Futuristic Film-Inspired Kicks
The 'Tron' Leather Sneaker is a Dapper Lace-Up with a Sci-Fi Feel
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26
DIY Kitty Accented Shoes
DIY Kitty Accented Shoes
This Clever Project Lets You Add Some Feline Touches to Your Footwear
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25
Skyscraper-Sized Model Photography
Skyscraper-Sized Model Photography
Caleb Lim Shoots a Literal Fashion Titan
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24
Subtly Sporty Dress Shoes
Subtly Sporty Dress Shoes
The New Cole Haan Nike Air Collection Jumps Out in Bright Colors
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23
3D Printed Sneakers
3D Printed Sneakers
The Nike Football 3D Printed Shoes are Unbelievable
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22
Shoe Box Structures
Shoe Box Structures
The adidas Originals Popup Shop is Made for a Sneaker-Loving Giant
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21
Playful 70s-Inspired Catalogs
Playful 70s-Inspired Catalogs
The Steve Madden Spring 2013 Lookbook Stars Two 'Little Foxes'
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20
Waterproof Deck Footwear
Waterproof Deck Footwear
The Crocs Beach Line Boat Shoe are Stylish and Practical Alternatives
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19
Fantasy Villain Footwear
Fantasy Villain Footwear
Kobi Levi's New Line Will Help You Become the Fairest of Them All
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18
Luxurious Versatile Footwear
Luxurious Versatile Footwear
The Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2013 Men's Shoe Collection is Dapper
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17
Sock-Like Sneakers (UPDATE)
Sock-Like Sneakers (UPDATE)
The Nike Free Flyknit 2013 Launch Collection is Like a Second Skin
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16
Fantastical Shoe Exhibitions
Fantastical Shoe Exhibitions
The Shoe Obsession Exhibition in FTI Will Haunt Your Dreams
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15
Spectacular Splashing Footwear
Spectacular Splashing Footwear
These Cry Baby Shoes Reference the Puddles of Tears of a Woman
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14
Delicately Folded Footwear
Delicately Folded Footwear
Unifold by Horatio Yuxin Han is Made from One Piece of Material
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13
Sock-Like Sneakers
Sock-Like Sneakers
The Nike Free Flyknit Grips the Foot Like a Sock
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12
Giant Bubble Shoeboxes
Giant Bubble Shoeboxes
The Nike Air Max Packaging by Scholz & Friends Puts the Sneaker on Display
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11
Locked Haute Sneakers
Locked Haute Sneakers
The Buscemi 100mm Mid-Top Leather Sneakers Feature a Chic Design
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10
Strikingly Surreal Stilettos
Strikingly Surreal Stilettos
Yoriko Youda Astounds with Her Quirky Shoe Design Drawings
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9
Vigilante-Inspired Heels
Vigilante-Inspired Heels
Embrace Ferocity With These Bedazzled Batman Pumps
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8
Finger Trap-Inspired Sneakers
Finger Trap-Inspired Sneakers
These Bright Nike Running Shoes Emulate a Chinese Finger Trap
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7
Ballerina-esque Sneakers
Ballerina-esque Sneakers
The Nike Georgetown We Run D.C. Limited Collection Adds a Feminine Touch
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6
Frilly DIY Heels
Frilly DIY Heels
Add Tassels to a Classic Pair of Black Heels with This Fun DIY Guide
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5
3D-Printed Pumps
3D-Printed Pumps
The Instant Shoe Concept Proposes Perfectly Tailored Footwear
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4
Baseball-Inspired Footwear
Baseball-Inspired Footwear
Get Sports Ready with Kobi Levi's Baseball Heels
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3
Found Object-Constructed Shoes
Found Object-Constructed Shoes
Winde Rienstra's Shoes Make Use of Unconventional Materials
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2
DIY Dip-Dye Sneakers
DIY Dip-Dye Sneakers
This Cute DIY Shoes Tutorial Teaches How to Dye Sneakers at Home
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1
Mixed Media Merchandizing
Mixed Media Merchandizing
One Percent Shoes Packaging is Part Cardboard and Part Wood
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