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Women’s shoes are often objects of self-expression.

Bold, business-like, laid-back, sexy, sporty — there’s a shoe to match.

As women age, however, comfort starts to compete with style.

I remember my grandma taking me by the hand, years ago, and leading me upstairs to her closet, where clear plastic boxes of shoes were stacked, floor to ceiling.

There were hundreds of heels in animal prints, bright colors, feathers — pointy-toed and at least three inches high.

“These are all yours, now,” my abuela said in her awesome Puerto Rican-accented English. “I can’t wear them anymore.”

She was crying.

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