I Have the Highest Standards for Shoes—These Mango Pairs Pass Every Test

Mango Black and Silver Heels

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@elizagracehuber; PICTURED: Mango Metallic Toe Leather Shoes ($100)

I'm picky about a lot of things, but there's nothing I'm more particular about than shoes. You wouldn't know it from the 50 pairs of heels, boots, sneakers, and sandals that are currently stacked in my closet (and elsewhere), but I have a tendency to nitpick a seemingly perfect pair until I don't want it anymore—that is, unless the shoes actually are perfect. In that case, I'll be the first to say, "I'll take 'em."

So I was shocked when I found so many styles at Mango—somewhere I rarely shop for shoes—that checked off every one of my boxes. Normally, I'll see a pair in one of the brand's two NYC stores, eye them for a moment, and then walk away. This time, walking away wasn't even an option. All this is to say that Mango has clearly leveled up in the shoe department. Scroll down to shop every pair of ballet flats, loafers, slingbacks, and cowboy boots that are currently calling my shopping cart home.

I love all ballet flats, but this chocolate-brown pair is a step above the rest. 

Fall is here, which means you absolutely need a pair of brown knee-high boots. Sorry, but it's the rules. 

These riding boots are equally essential. 

Pair these with practically anything, and you'll get compliments—guaranteed. 

On those rainy, gloomy days when anything but a heavy-duty boot will get destroyed, these will help you look chic and effortless.

A cool, different pair of Western boots will get you far in life. 

I just got a pair of these, and when I tell you that they are a power shoe, I'm not exaggerating one bit. 

An easy sandal for high and low occasions alike. 

I'm low-key obsessed with metallic shoes at the moment. Ask anyone in my texting history. I've been sending links on the hour every hour.

I mean, come on. These are too good. 

This shaft height is perfect for cropped pants. 

I promise you'll own (and wear) these for the rest of your life. 

These will look so nice paired with knee-length skirts and dresses.

Spice up your loafer collection.

A pair of comfortable and easy white sandals is surprisingly hard to come by.

Look up "fall" in the dictionary, and a photo of these boots will greet you. 

Don't sleep on classic ankle boots. They absolutely come in handy.

An elevated take on flip-flops—literally.

These remind me of the Loewe sneakers that I want but can't afford at the moment. 

I'm obsessed with clogs. There's simply no denying it. 

If I didn't know better, I'd think these were more than $800 and designer. 

I'm going to keep these by my door for every errand I have to run. 

Got a wedding on your calendar? These will go with every wedding-guest dress. 

Bring some color to your fall-shoe offering. 

These boots and I are Facebook official. 

We do not deserve these. Just kidding—buy them so we can match. 

It's true: Sock boots are back. 

I'm certainly not mad about these croc-embossed boots.