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Readers' Choice: Shoe Launch of the Year

The results are in for the best new line of 2012.

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Vince Camuto

1. Vince Camuto Men’s
38% of votes
Though his men’s collection has only been in stores for a few months, Camuto is so bullish on it he’s already extended the line to include outerwear, watches, fragrance and socks with multiple licensing partners. Sunglasses are due to come in early 2013, followed by a full-scale apparel offering next fall.

2. Pink & Pepper
32% of votes
The juniors’ line by Marc Fisher Footwear debuted in spring ’12.

3. Rodarte
7% of votes
The Mulleavys unveiled their first mono-branded shoes at New York Fashion Week in February.

4. Air Yeezy 2
7% of votes
Sneaker fans mobbed stores to get their hands on Kanye West’s limited-edition Nike style.

4. DMSX
7% of votes
This label from Donald J Pliner marked a new direction for the firm when it hit shelves in fall ’12.