Between the ESSENCE Empowerment series during the day and star-studded concerts at the Superdome at night, walking is a huge part of the EMF 2011 experience.

That reality didn’t stop bold fashionistas from stepping out in a dazzling array of footwear. From sky-high stilettos to wow-worthy wedges and fab flats, there was a lot to look at and lust for.

See what they wore and be inspired!

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