Long ago we discovered we’re in possession of rather discerning feet, and while our budgets would suffer if we indulged their every wish, we still like to dream about our favorite fashion-forward footwear. That’s why we’ve rounded up the top 20 designer shoes—Proenza! Alaia! Balenciaga!—that have utterly bewitched us for fall.
The 20 Hottest Fall Shoes To Drool Over (And Buy) Now!
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Simply put, this is eye candy for shoe lovers, ranging from intriguing architectural heels to exotic textures and prints. These straight-from-the-runway styles are just hitting stores, so now’s the time to start saving. We trust you’ll find every splurge-worthy pair equally irresistible, so click through our slideshow to feed your shoe addiction--and don’t say we didn’t warn you ahead of time!
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Custom Charm Ranger Boots (price upon request, 212.980.2970)
We can see Cara Delevingne appreciating these tough-meets-playful biker boots, which are festooned with tiny charms. If you don’t want to pick up the phone or invest quite as much, the label’s Rangers Belted Calfskin Biker Boots ($1395) are a cool, understated alternative.
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Metallic Leather Lace-Up Booties ($1250)
Metallics are having a major moment this fall, and these glossy lace-up boots direct from Gucci’s runway address the trend in a seriously stylish way.
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Circular Overlay Knee Boots ($1695) in Black/Brown
What sets Pierre Hardy’s knee-high boots apart from the rest? Incredibly soft, two-tone suede and a blocky heel.
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Glazed Calfskin Short Boots (price upon request, 800.550.0005)
These low-heeled booties channel a charming schoolgirl vibe that Alexa Chung would adore. On the runway, they were paired with a tweed jacket and shorts combo.
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A graphic checked pattern enhances the retro silhouette of these straight-from-the-runway pointy booties.
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Leave it to Alexander Wang to craft a pair of slingbacks--modified from the original runway versions--in a totally unexpected, cozy sweatshirt material.
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Crokamod Heels ($945, 877.551.7257)
Not a master of pattern mixing? Manolo Blahnik’s fiercely feline heels combine several prints for a decidedly stylish result.
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Completa 100 mm ($1275) in Antic Silver Python Cosmo
In the case of these low-cut pumps, a little toe cleavage is your ticket to instant allure. This is a brand new style from the French designer!
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This towering pair--as seen on the runway--simply smacks of glamour, down to the zebra print and conical heel.
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Metal Midsole Snakeskin Pumps ($1270) in Yellow
In a punchy, eye-catching hue, these striped snakeskin shoes straight from the runway quickly energize any outfit.
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Two-Tone Leather and Suede Pumps ($705) in Black and White
A cut above your everyday pointy-toe pumps, this exquisite pair adds graphic appeal to any outfit.
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Bicolor Metallic Leather & Satin Platform Sandals ($890) in Red Gold
Two luxe textures--metallic leather and satin--collide for one stunning shoe. Take a tip from the runway and style them with a dark, layered look.
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There are so many things to love about these boots, from the exotic calf-hair print to the exaggerated pointy toe. Bonus points for the comfortable wedge heel!
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Pointy Sandals ($800, 800.929.DIOR) in Black Suede
These sculptural heels, like works of art for your feet, simply demand to be noticed. They certainly caught our attention on the runway!
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Leather Tie-Up Pumps ($945) in Black and White
These runway beauties perfectly echo the ladylike yet minimalistic looks from the label’s F/W 13 collection.
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If you can’t withstand the dizzying height of a stiletto, these high-shine brogues are for you.
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Lace Glove Sandals ($950) in Black
These feminine shoes have a lot going on--romantic lace, gold heels, peep-toes--but somehow the combination works beautifully. We imagine Diane Kruger picking these up for her next red carpet affair.
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Suede and Stingray Caged Strappy Sandals ($1025) in Red and Pink
These striking caged heels are fun, vibrant, and youthful--everything we look for in the perfect party shoe.
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F/W 13 Runway Heel (price upon request, 310.854.0557)
It was love at first sight when we first spotted these cracked marble-print shoes on the runway (which was appropriately made to look like a marble floor as well).