It's official. We've been called out for all those blurry Instagrams, fuzzy details, and subpar shots that some of us — not pointing fingers — have taken of the Fashion Week runways. We've been found guilty of getting too excited and Insta-sharing our favorite looks from the fall '14 collections, but, really, can you blame us? That said, clothing is not the only major victim of this crime. It's the shoes, too. And, without a doubt, trying to capture a pair of glittery cap-toe booties while your cell phone is shaking in your hand isn't going to do these designer gems justice.
And, so, consider the slides ahead a final stop-and-
smell-the-roses-feast-your-eyes moment at the pairs that really stole the spotlight this season. These are the soles from New York to Paris that kept our gaze fixed on the floor. They helped define the collections and inspired entire outfits we'll be wearing come fall. Ahead, see 20 flats, chunky heels, Mary Janes, and booties (so many good booties) that are pretty enough for a frame — but we'd prefer them on our feet, please.
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T-straps had a huge presence on the runway this season, but Dries Van Noten's thick-soled, metallic version took the trend out of the Gatsby era and dropped it right onto our must-have list.
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The chunky heel, the slightly above-the-ankle fit, the textured leather — we would walk so proudly (and, sure, cautiously) in these pristine, white Fendi soles.
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We don't necessarily need a Chanel-curated grocery store, but we'll take these trainers for running every errand on our to-do list.
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Alexander Wang's tricolor, above-the-knee creations are the kind of fall boot we could live in.
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A pointed flat with some serious edge (literally and metaphorically), courtesy of Erdem.
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Glitter seemed to be a recurring theme on the runways, and for the cautionary magpies, this Jonathan Saunders sparkle-toed version is perfect.
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Dorothy can keep her ruby slippers. We'll take Dolce & Gabbana's studded Mary Janes.
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Bottega Veneta sticks to a more classic equation for a sexy shoe — snakeskin, spiked heel, lace-up, cutouts — and it works.
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If you're looking for a safe, everyday pair of shoes, direct your gaze elsewhere. These Versace stunners are not for the faint of heart.
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Toy or accessory? Kenzo doesn't make us choose, and we appreciate that.