How To Wear Fall's Best Shoe Trends Now

The shoe rack is your closet's black hole, where both treasures and castoffs go to live, get lost, and linger. Yes, deep, dark secrets (like those flatform Sketchers from '99) hide among your understated work heels, strappy sandals, and running sneakers. But, with fall shopping already on the brain, making room for the new will require purging some of that old. So, after much thought and quite a few dust-bunny encounters, you've finally (albeit begrudgingly) tossed the threadbare and meh items from your rack’s ranks.
Now, you’re ready to shop a few worthy replacements — and we're bringing them to you. Ahead, we gathered 21 steppers that channel seven of fall’s best footwear trends — like candy-wrapper metallics, moody blues, and funky, rubber soles — for your consideration. Click through to check 'em out, but don't expect any of these standout numbers to get lost in the depths of your wardrobe any time soon.

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Moody Blues
Good news: No longer are non-navy blues reserved for summer; expect muted shades of sky and cobalt to dominate your feet come September. Tibi, Balmain, and Peter Som were among the many designers who opted for a moodier palette this fall.

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Candy-Wrapper Metallics
Consider these foil-effect pups your real-life golden ticket to fall-footwear domination.

Dries Van Noten.
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High-Concept Sneakers
So, maybe Chanel's $4,000 couture trainers are a wee bit outside your budget. Don't fret, because there are plenty of cool kicks to go around. And, if you're still contemplating your feelings on the whole fashion-athletic trend, read this...then shop.

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Chunky, Black Pumps
The block heel is here to stay. Why's that? These heels go with everything you own.

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Rubber Exteriors
Featuring thick, sneaker-like soles and matte, neoprene coatings, these rubberized shoes are the sportier way to don heels.

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Super-Strappy Stilettos
Here's how to dial up the sexy factor on your plain ol' pumps by...a lot.

Marissa Webb.
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Colorblocked Booties
Duo- and triple-toned booties are the flavor of the season. So, go ahead and choose the less-expected Froot Loops of the shoe rack instead of your standard bran flakes.

Mary Katrantzou.
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