Your Ultimate Guide to Fall's Biggest Shoe Trends

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We apologize ahead of time for making your Fall shopping list even longer, but we can't help it. We had to round up the top seven shoe trends for the season and offer a glimpse of the styles already on the market. From the return of the kitten heel to an updated selection of mules, the footwear promises to be excellent. It's times like these when we wish we were millionaires — just so we could buy every single shoe ahead.

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All About the Sock

All About the Sock

For Fall, the focus is on the fitted boot or sneaker. You'll notice the tops of your shoes will have a buttery-soft leather (or even fabric) that wraps around your ankles like a glove. The long shaft height plus the snug fit are what distinguishes this style from all the other boots out there. You'll even find some brands offering sneakers in this sock-style fit.

Celebs can't resist slipping into a pair of Balenciaga sock boots ($995).

Topshop Sock Boot

Topshop Sock Boot

Topshop's Haven sock boot ($45, originally $150) has a metal heel that'll catch people's attention.

Dorothy Perkins Sock Boots

Dorothy Perkins Sock Boots

This glittery sock boot from Dorothy Perkins ($55) will add an extra sparkle to your step.

Adidas Originals by Alexander Wang Sock Sneakers

Adidas Originals by Alexander Wang Sock Sneakers

If you're searching for a futuristic sneaker, look no further than this Adidas Originals by Alexander Wang Run Sock Sneaker ($230)

Jil Sander Chelsea Boots

Jil Sander Chelsea Boots

Even the chelsea boot like this one from Jil Sander ($845) can't escape the sock treatment.

Boohoo Sock Boot

Boohoo Sock Boot

Test drive the trend with a more affordable boot alternative from Boohoo ($42, originally $72).

Tabitha Simmons Sock Boots

Tabitha Simmons Sock Boots

Tabitha Simmons's sock boot ($895) is embroidered with florals and has playful hosiery-inspired ribbed cuffs.

H&M Sock Boot

H&M Sock Boot

We love this olive color on H&M's sock boot ($35).

3.1 Phillip Lim Sock Boots

3.1 Phillip Lim Sock Boots

You'll find 3.1 Phillip Lim ($695)'s sock boot is made with the highest-quality velvet.

Fendi Stretch-Knit Sneakers

Fendi Stretch-Knit Sneakers

Fendi's sneaker ($880) has a built-in sock that's designed to hug your boot.

Oscar Tiye Sock Boots

Oscar Tiye Sock Boots

This pair of Oscar Tiye sock boots ($705) reminds us of the night sky.

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Sparkle and Shine

Sparkle and Shine

Saint Laurent set the trend for sparkly, glittery shoes when Anthony Vaccarello debuted these boots on the Fall '17 runway. Soon flats, sneakers, and even sandals received the same eye-catching treatment. One thing's for sure: if you want to make a loud statement for Fall, the following shoes will do it for you.

Shop these fresh Isabel Marant Fall '17 boots ($950) before they completely sell out.

ASOS Chunky Glitter Flat Shoes

ASOS Chunky Glitter Flat Shoes

These chunky ASOS glitter platform shoes ($45) will make your '90s heart so happy.

Topshop Heel

Topshop Heel

Get ready to make an entrance at the party in these glittery block-heeled Topshop sandals ($90).

Gianvito Rossi Sandals

Gianvito Rossi Sandals

Move over, black heels; here comes one in pink from Gianvito Rossi ($795).

Giuseppe Zanotti Low-Top Sneakers

Giuseppe Zanotti Low-Top Sneakers

We found your something blue with these Giuseppe Zanotti ($675) low-top sneakers.

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Sarah Jessica Parker Katrina Sequined Point Toe Block Heel Pumps

Sarah Jessica Parker Katrina Sequined Point Toe Block Heel Pumps

Add shimmer to everything from your office look to jeans and a t-shirt with these Sarah Jessica Parker Katrina Sequined Point Toe Block Heel Pumps ($365).

Jimmy Choo Pumps

Jimmy Choo Pumps

We're betting every fashion girl will want a pair of these Jimmy Choo block heels ($675).

No. 21 Flat Slides With Bow

No. 21 Flat Slides With Bow

This flat slide from No. 21 ($635) has a sculpture-like bow to give it that artistic flair.

Saint Laurent Sneakers

Saint Laurent Sneakers

This pair of Saint Laurent high-top sneakers ($895) will dress up your white tee and jeans outfit in a hot second.

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Red Hot

Red Hot

Given the runway trends, red shoes will no doubt dominate the shelves at many retailers. A flash of crimson will give your Fall wardrobe that fresh update. Whether you're searching for a new boot or flat, make the purchase in a bold red. You won't regret this cool color.

Red is in if Zara has anything to say about it with these Furry Mules ($50).

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Everlane Day Heel

Everlane Day Heel

These sweet Everlane pumps ($145) come with a fiery burst of color.

Topshop Slingback Flat

Topshop Slingback Flat

If you're not ready for an all-red shoe, Topshop offers this gold and red combo ($85).

H&M Loafers

H&M Loafers

Trade in your slip-on sneakers for a pair of polished H&M loafers ($20).

Steve Madden Gaze Boot

Steve Madden Gaze Boot

It got hotter in here thanks to these fiery red Steve Madden boots ($100).

The Row Ballet Flats

The Row Ballet Flats

It's not too late to invest in a lace-up flat like this one from The Row ($795).

Stuart Weitzman Clinger Boot

Stuart Weitzman Clinger Boot

Both Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner are fans of the Stuart Weitzman clinger boot ($575), so get a pair for yourself in red.

Mercedes Castillo Point-Toe Slippers

Mercedes Castillo Point-Toe Slippers

Looking for an unconventional pair of flats? We suggest these Mercedes Castillo point-toe slippers ($375).

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Textured/Embellished Shoes

Textured/Embellished Shoes

This season, designers are bringing life to their shoes by adding texture, whether that's in the form of a material like velvet or embellishments like pearls. You'll find that all your mules and boots will receive that added special touch, instantly making them a new must have for Fall.

We're seeing stars when it comes to this Aquazzura slingback flat ($725).

Gucci Ace Sneaker

Gucci Ace Sneaker

Gucci's embroidered sneakers ($620) are exactly the kind that makes a street style statement.

Jeffrey Campbell Mule

Jeffrey Campbell Mule

This Jeffrey Campbell mule ($165) has everything from domed faux pearls to polished studs.

Givenchy Fur Flat Slide Sandal

Givenchy Fur Flat Slide Sandal

Givenchy's furry slides ($595) come in seven different colors, so good luck choosing.

Forever 21 Ankle Booties

Forever 21 Ankle Booties

You can bet on Forever 21 coming out with its own version of the studded shoe ($118).

Gucci Patent Pump

Gucci Patent Pump

A single pearl detail on this Gucci heel ($695) keeps the shoe classy.

Givenchy Ankle Boots

Givenchy Ankle Boots

These black leather Givenchy boots ($1,450) add a vibrant dose of color to your Fall/Winter wardrobe.

Ash White Bordeaux Sneaker

Ash White Bordeaux Sneaker

The color and star-studded details on these Ash sneakers ($180) will elevate any outfit.

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Kitten Heels

Kitten Heels

The debate on whether kitten heels are stylish or not is back this season with a verdict: they're in. Fashion houses from Balenciaga to Gucci released their own versions for Fall and you'll find the heel on boots, flats, and even mules. If you're not completely on board yet, maybe the shoes ahead will change your mind.

Style these Tibi boots ($695) with a miniskirt or frayed denim.

Topshop Kitten Heel

Topshop Kitten Heel

If you want to scoop up a kitten-heel boot right now, Topshop offers it in multiple colors ($130).

No. 21 Mule

No. 21 Mule

This bow leather mule from No. 21 ($656) adds a feminine touch to all your outfits.

Prada Slingback Pump

Prada Slingback Pump

Made in Italy, this shiny gold Prada pump ($990) has a cool, deconstructed feel.

Sam Edelman Kitten-Heel Booties

Sam Edelman Kitten-Heel Booties

Fans of the jacquard print will love this Sam Edelman "Kinzey" bootie ($140).

Gucci Leather Pumps

Gucci Leather Pumps

You won't find the bamboo kitten heel on Gucci's leather pumps ($1,190) anywhere else.

Intentionally Blank Perf Mule

Intentionally Blank Perf Mule

Add a pop of orange to your look with Intentionally Blank's kitten-heel mules ($198).

Gabriela Hearst Mule

Gabriela Hearst Mule

The interesting kitten heel shape on this pair of Gabriela Hearst mules ($650) will catch your eye.

Ganni Leopard-Print Slingback Pumps

Ganni Leopard-Print Slingback Pumps

This leopard-print shoe from Ganni ($235) will make an outfit look 10 times better.

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Combat Boots

Combat Boots

Designers such as Altuzarra and The Row put their models in combat boots for walks down the Fall '17 runway, which means the edgy style is still relevant for Fall. Give your Dr. Martens a rest and look into updated options from the likes of Prada. We're planning to wear our fresh combat picks 24/7.

This pair of combat boots from Prada has a shearling lining for comfort and warmth ($990).

Steve Madden Bootie

Steve Madden Bootie

If you have a pair of black combat boots, give Steve Madden's white version a try ($130).

Robert Clergerie Boots

Robert Clergerie Boots

You don't have to worry about chunky boots, as these Robert Clergerie ones ($825) are slim and fitted.

Forever 21 Combat Boots

Forever 21 Combat Boots

You can dress these Forever 21 combat boots ($35) up with a dress or denim shorts.

Kenzo Combat Boots

Kenzo Combat Boots

Kenzo's army green combat boot ($425) is a unique take on the traditional black style.

3.1 Phillip Lim Ankle Boots

3.1 Phillip Lim Ankle Boots

3.1 Phillip Lim ($750)'s pearl combat boot mixes edge and femininity together.

Stuart Weitzman Combat Boot

Stuart Weitzman Combat Boot

The cool thing about this Stuart Weitzman boot ($585) is the stitching.

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Not Your Average Mules

Not Your Average Mules

Good news: mules are still popular this season! Instead of plain leather options, however, this season's selections come in a variety of prints, colors, and textures. Just look at this all-pink shearling option from 3.1 Phillip Lim ($495). The mules for Fall will be unlike any pair you have yet.

The Row Velvet Mules

The Row Velvet Mules

The heels on this mule from The Row ($1,190) are hand-painted and inspired by the colorful vases of Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa.

Malone Souliers Roksanda Lee Suede Slippers

Malone Souliers Roksanda Lee Suede Slippers

Made from the softest suede, this pair of Malone Souliers + Roksanda Lee slides ($595) is perfect to pair with white jeans.

Acne Studios Mule

Acne Studios Mule

Acne Studios' ($650) contemporary mules have a cool, accented conical heel.

Madewell Kane Mules

Madewell Kane Mules

Looking for a pair of affordable velvet mules? We recommend this option from Madewell ($98).

Fausto Puglisi Mules

Fausto Puglisi Mules

The most ornate mule goes to this Fausto Puglisi pair ($501, originally $715).

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Tibi Dana Leather Mules

Tibi Dana Leather Mules

These Tibi Dana Leather Mules ($475) are white hot — and total outfit-makers.

Sarto by Franco Sarto Slide

Sarto by Franco Sarto Slide

We found the perfect alternative to Gucci's furry slides with these Sarto by Franco Sarto option ($109).

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