Will These Fashion Month Shoe Trends Catch On?

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We look to the runways to see what we'll likely be wearing in a few months, and things usually go one of two ways: The trends are either so good and shoppable we can't figure out why we don't own them already (and sometimes, we already do), or they have us scratching our heads about how the heck you're supposed to walk in those.

Concerning footwear specifically, fashion people breathe a collective sigh of relief when the runways indicate practical, walkable shoe trends — we've been riding a wave of sneakers counting as fashion footwear for seasons now, and you don't hear anyone complaining about that. But this Fashion Month might just be the season when that comes to an end, because thigh-high patent boots and crazy-embellished heels are threatening to blow trainers right out of the zeitgeist.

Will the boundary-pushing footwear trends ahead stand a chance against the classic loafers and comfy kicks fashion people have been clinging to lately? Click on to make your own judgement call.
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Entire-Leg Boots
These slouchy, leather or patent leather boots don't just go over your knee or up to your thigh — some go all the way to your crotch. In fact, you could probably just skip pants with these bad boys.

Vetements
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Opening Ceremony
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Wanda Nylon
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Zebra & Tiger Stripes
Long animal-print stripes can add a funky touch to any ensemble, but combined with curved heels, major platforms, and crazy straps, this trend heralds a truly more-is-more shoe.

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Gucci
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Kenzo
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Costume-Jewelry Embellishments
You might take it upon yourself to hot-glue all that costume jewelry from your latest thrift store haul to your heels come spring, because the embellishments were glitzier and heavier than ever on the runway shoes this season.

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Miu Miu
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Scary-High Platforms
If you felt like a lot of the models walked with a bit of a wobble this season, you're probably right, because these super-high platforms have us cringing at the thought of walking on NYC's cobblestones.

Gucci
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Hiking-Ready Boots
Take a hike in this season's heavy-soled, lace-up boots that give a luxe twist to a trail-climbing staple. The good news is, they're actually practical enough for real snowy winters.

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Louis Vuitton
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Badass Ballerina Flats
Looks like Miu Miu isn't the only one funking up the ballerina flat — handfuls of designers added ankle straps, studs, buckles and more. But one's thing's for sure: the ballet flat is back.

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