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Is it a boot? Is it a sandal? The Cut points out that the Spring 2013 runways were filled with a hybrid of the two. Altuzarra created a stiletto gladiator version with beaded leaves, Proenza Schouler designed a laced-up black option, and Acne mastered a lavender rendition that buckled up to the knee. While the question remains whether they are "bootals" or "sandoots," enter one of the two into your vocabulary, like, yesterday. [The Cut]