All of us want excellent shoes. We want them more than luxury clothes judging from the dozens of pairs lining our closets. Yet, fashion week often comes and goes without an in-depth look at the finest footwear to grace the catwalk. For some reason, despite our wardrobes, fashion week is all about tops and bottoms rather than fancy, luxurious shoes. So, without further ado, we direct your attention to the expertly-clad feet of fashion models from New York’s biggest shows this year. We picked out personal favorites to give you a small taste of all 2017 has to offer. Now it’s your turn to do a Liam Kyle Sullivan and scroll through a menagerie of footwear declaring which shoes rule and which shoes suck for your trendy fall wardrobe.
Do limes and zebras mix? According to Mr. Scott, they blend perfectly.
Who needs blades to balance like an ice skater?
If you don’t fancy wearing a decadent broach, bejewel the back of your shoe instead.
OSCAR DE LA RENTA
Oscar is at it again, this time with dozens of glistening metallic sunflowers.
They didn’t wear furry flip-flops in 1941, but this vintage collection features them anyway.
OSCAR DE LA RENTA (AGAIN)
When your stilettos are boring, thread the straps with delicate adornments.
Remember our talk about dangling straps? It applies to shoes too.
3.1 PHILLIP LIM
Metallic fashion is cool. Shimmering ruby red shoes are better.
When your heels can’t decide whether they’re shoes or low-rise socks.
Never regret strolling about town in embroidered knee-length boots.
It’s time for some wedding fashion. Bring on the big bows and ornately sculpted heels.
THOM BROWNE (AGAIN)
What’s better than a fitted tuxedo? Thigh-high ice skate shoes topped off with bow ties.
It doesn’t get much more badass than platform sandals with a rattlesnake print.
Blue velvet boots with laces prove Victorian fashion is back in style.
Clear plastic heels are here for the long haul. How do you feel about that?
As long as you get a pedicure before adding this shoe to your collection, we’re happy.
CALVIN KLEIN (AGAIN)
Just in case you ever wondered what “steel-toed” really means.
Pajama stripes work on shoes as well as button-downs.
Brooklyn’s mom went full punk with her footwear this season.
Rubber floral boots covered in straps. Welcome to 2017.
Fashion week always features a never-ending train of trendy new shoes. This year, the diverse assortment catered to just about everyone. Even if the rest of your wardrobe is a disaster, know you will be finely shod this season.
— Scarlett Price