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Speak Softly and Wear Big Shoes

A fave local shoe-tique opens a new Bethesda spot



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    ShoeFly only orders about a dozen pairs of each shoe, which means you're not going to be showing up in the same thing as everyone else. Unless they shop at ShoeFly, too, in which case you're pretty much out of luck.

    Sometimes you just need to let your feet do the talking. And they're probably not saying much in those flip-flops except "we're getting a lot of sidewalk gunk on us."

    We're really not ones to dis a good ol' pair of flops, but we also admit that sometimes a girl just needs to speak softly and wear a big pair of shoes. Local boutique ShoeFly has been brightening up the lives -- and wardrobes -- of the sartorially ambitious in Clarendon and U Street for a few years now, but now the people of Bethesda have a reason to rejoice as well. The third location of ShoeFly is now open on 4731 Elm St. (301-656-SHOE) from 10-8 Monday-Saturday 10-8 and 11-7 on Sundays.

    Sink your feet into a buttery pair of Seychelles (around $80 for a pair of Mary Janes that aren't so schoolgirl, but still office-appropriate) or blow your bank account on a pair of knee-high Fryes that will likely last a lifetime.

    ShoeFly specializes in the bright, the mod and the downright weird -- lots of name brands, but in styles you're just not gonna find amidst the cream-colored display racks at Nordstrom. Think caution-sign yellow gladiator sandals and red pumps with giraffe-patterned heels. Sidewalk gunk knows to never, ever touch these babies.