The 20 Hottest Fall Shoes To Drool Over (And Buy) Now!

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.

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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!

  • Saint Laurent

    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.

  • Gucci

    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.

  • Pierre Hardy

    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.

  • Chanel

    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.

  • Altuzarra

    Checkerboard-Print Leather Ankle Boots ($1225)


    A graphic checked pattern enhances the retro silhouette of these straight-from-the-runway pointy booties.

  • Alexander Wang

    Maryna Sweatshirt Lam Flannel Sandals ($575)


    Leave it to Alexander Wang to craft a pair of slingbacks--modified from the original runway versions--in a totally unexpected, cozy sweatshirt material.

  • Manolo Blahnik

    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.

  • Christian Louboutin

    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!

  • Tom Ford

    Zebra-Print Pin-Detail Ankle-Strap Sandals ($1250)


    This towering pair--as seen on the runway--simply smacks of glamour, down to the zebra print and conical heel.

  • Givenchy

    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.

  • Gianvito Rossi

    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.

  • Isabel Marant

    Tacy Pony Booties ($1505)


    Though these shoes are decidedly more glamorous than the label’s popular suede Dicker boots, fans like Kate Bosworth and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley will surely snatch them up.

  • Prada

    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.

  • Derek Lam

    Marta Calf Hair & Leather Wedge Ankle Boots ($1000)


    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!

  • Christian Dior

    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!

  • Proenza Schouler

    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.

  • Marni

    30mm Fringed Patent Lace-Up Shoes ($542)


    If you can’t withstand the dizzying height of a stiletto, these high-shine brogues are for you.

  • Nicholas Kirkwood

    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.

  • Azzedine Alaïa

    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.

  • Balenciaga

    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).

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