The 50 Best Shoes We Saw on the Fall 2016 Runways

The 50 Best Shoes We Saw on the Fall 2016 Runways
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Shoes, glorious shoes: if you want to stop reading here and start clicking through the pretty photos, it’s fine—I don’t blame you. But if you’ll indulge me, here’s a brief overview of what went down in the world of footwear this Fashion Month:

Many of the season’s trends were echoed in accessories—velvet boots stomped the runways at 3.1 Phillip Lim, Anna Sui, Roksanda, Jenny Packham, and Dries von Noten, just to name a few, so you can be sure retailers will be cribbing that style come fall. (A note about velvet boots, though: don’t even try to wear them before late September—I picked up a pair of Robert Clergeries at a sample sale a few years ago and was so enamored I decided to wear them immediately. It was July. I spent the evening internally weeping that I hadn’t just worn some damn sandals.)

The furry-shoe craze hasn’t totally died down yet, either: Ellery showed Yeti-like block-heel booties, while Miu Miu presented fuzzy blue slides worthy of a Floridian grandma, encrusted with oversized pearls and colorful gems.

For less adventurous folks, many designers also proposed simple silhouettes, quiet colors, and reasonable heel heights. Valentino’s reinterpreted ballet slipper boot, for one, was a beautiful finishing touch to their dance-inspired collection, and pointed-toe pumps in neutral hues were a welcome, wearable trend—cut high on the foot at Céline, paired with coordinating socks at Hermès, livened up with ruffles at Stella McCartney, and grounded on wooden heels at Marni.

Click through the slideshow for 50 glorious photos of the best footwear for Fall 2016.

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Fendi Fall 2016

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Balenciaga Fall 2016

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Sonia Rykiel Fall 2016

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Valentino Fall 2016

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Carven Fall 2016

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Marco de Vincenzo Fall 2016

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Chanel Fall 2016

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Toga Fall 2016

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Derek Lam Fall 2016

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Dolce and Gabbana Fall 2016

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Prada Fall 2016

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Giambattista Valli Fall 2016

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Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2016

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Gucci Fall 2016

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J.W. Anderson Fall 2016

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Christopher Kane Fall 2016

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Maison Margiela Fall 2016

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Mulberry Fall 2016

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Nina Ricci Fall 2016

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Rochas Fall 2016

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Alexander Wang Fall 2016

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Rodarte Fall 2016

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Proenza Schouler Fall 2016

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Dries van Noten Fall 2016

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Charlotte Olympia Fall 2016

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Anya Hindmarch Fall 2016

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Marchesa Fall 2016

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Mulberry Fall 2016

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Miu Miu Fall 2016

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Au Jour Le Jour Fall 2016

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DSquared2 Fall 2016

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Coach Fall 2016

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Victoria Beckham Fall 2016

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Suno Fall 2016

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3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2016

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Galliano Fall 2016

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Hermès Fall 2016

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J.Crew Fall 2016

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Jason Wu Fall 2016

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Fausto Puglisi Fall 2016

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Marni Fall 2016

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Antonio Marras Fall 2016

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Missoni Fall 2016

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Roksanda Fall 2016

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Jonathan Simkhai Fall 2016

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Delpozo Fall 2016

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Louis Vuitton Fall 2016

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Christian Dior Fall 2016

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Stella McCartney Fall 2016

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Ellery Fall 2016

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