Step Lively

Last week’s near-death experience involving your narrow heels, a misplaced pile of snow, and a Weimaraner had you giving up on the outdoors (and the dear old dog) altogether.

But please: Refrain from pulling out the Uggs.

Put your faith in a pair of Monica Botkier shoes instead. The photographer-turned-handbag designer has launched her first line of footwear, giving you a reason to want to leave the house again.

From simple ballet flats with hardware flourishes and peep-toe fronts to low-wedge heels and a couple of tall, strappy selections, the line covers every need. Your date with the new S.O. calls for the Dioness sandals in black and gold; at brunch with the girls, it’s the Sofias in white patent leather.

Either way, a step in the right direction.

Available online at botkier.com.