These Are The 7 Shoes You Need This Fall

Eliza Huber
·6 min read

In February, when this fall’s selection of footwear was first presented, we had little to no idea how 2020 would play out. For one, we didn’t know we’d be spending most of our time inside, making anything with too high a heel or an uncomfortable strap impractical for our daily life. Now that fall’s actually here, though, and we’ve had the chance to (somewhat) adjust to life in a pandemic, we’ve realized something: our favorite shoes don’t have to go untouched — we just have to get creative about the ones we choose and the ways we wear them. Those that made the cut have to check off one of the following two boxes: durability — for the rainy and cold weather — or style — that way, even if they’re impractical, they still make you happy, which, these days, is a feat in and of itself. What we’re trying to say is that hope is not lost for fall footwear.

This fall, there are no surprises in the footwear department. Instead, by our calculations, there are seven pairs of shoes that you need to round out your autumnal collection, most of which probably already exist in your wardrobe. Loafers and cowboy boots are a must in terms of trends — the former being paired with socks and trousers or jeans, while the latter coordinated with a midi skirt and tights. Comfort is of the utmost importance. Meaning: One pair of sneakers must be included, preferably a retro-esque pair that your dad would wear (for instance, a style similar to those showcased at Balenciaga’s recent show in Paris or some New Balance 990v5s). Ballet flats for dry days, Wellies for wet ones, and knee-high boots for everything in between. Add in a classic black boot, and voila! You’re ready for fall, no matter what it throws at you.

Ahead, shop the seven shoe styles you need for fall, all of which will have you falling in love with footwear again.

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<br><br><strong>Telfar</strong> Black Logo Loafers, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ssense.com%2Fen-us%2Fwomen%2Fproduct%2Ftelfar%2Fblack-logo-loafers%2F5821181" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:SSENSE" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">SSENSE</a>


Telfar Black Logo Loafers, $, available at SSENSE
<br><br><strong>G.H. Bass & Co.</strong> Whitney Colorblock Weejuns, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ghbass.com%2Fproduct%2Fwhitney%2Bweejuns%2Bblack%2Band%2Bwhite.do%3Fsortby%3DourPicks%26from%3Dfn%26selectedOption%3D569204" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:G. H. Bass & Co" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">G. H. Bass & Co</a>


G.H. Bass & Co. Whitney Colorblock Weejuns, $, available at G. H. Bass & Co
<br><br><strong>Maison Margiela</strong> White Slip-On Loafers, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ssense.com%2Fen-us%2Fwomen%2Fproduct%2Fmaison-margiela%2Fwhite-slip-on-loafers%2F5579911" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:SSENSE" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">SSENSE</a>


Maison Margiela White Slip-On Loafers, $, available at SSENSE
<br><br><strong>Miista</strong> Anahera Black Florentique Leather Tall Boot, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fmiista.com%2Fen-us%2Fanahera-black-florentique-leather-tall-boot%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Miista" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Miista</a>


Miista Anahera Black Florentique Leather Tall Boot, $, available at Miista
<br><br><strong>Zara</strong> Low-Heeled Leather Tall Boots, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zara.com%2Fus%2Fen%2Flow-heeled-leather-tall-boots-p12052610.html%3Fv1%3D77953564%26v2%3D1549154" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Zara" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Zara</a>


Zara Low-Heeled Leather Tall Boots, $, available at Zara
<br><br><strong>& Other Stories</strong> Square Toe Knee High Leather Boots, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.stories.com%2Fen_usd%2Fshoes%2Fboots%2Fproduct.square-toe-knee-high-leather-boots-black.0797200001.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:& Other Stories" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">& Other Stories</a>


& Other Stories Square Toe Knee High Leather Boots, $, available at & Other Stories
<br><br><strong>Ganni</strong> High Texas Boots, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ganni.com%2Fus%2Fhigh-texas-boots-lollipop-S135745939.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ganni" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Ganni</a>


Ganni High Texas Boots, $, available at Ganni
<br><br><strong>The Source Unknown</strong> Vegan Suede Western Boots, Dark Brown, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fthesourceunknown.com%2Fcollections%2Fshoes-bags%2Fproducts%2Fvegan-suede-western-boots-dark-brown" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Source Unknown" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">The Source Unknown</a>


The Source Unknown Vegan Suede Western Boots, Dark Brown, $, available at The Source Unknown
<br><br><strong>Mango</strong> Leather Boots With Tall Leg, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fshop.mango.com%2Fus%2Fwomen%2Fshoes-leather%2Fleather-boots-with-tall-leg_77073255.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mango" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Mango</a>


Mango Leather Boots With Tall Leg, $, available at Mango
<br><br><strong>Hunter</strong> Huntress Field Boot, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zappos.com%2Fp%2Fhunter-huntress-field-boot-navy%2Fproduct%2F9137696%2Fcolor%2F9" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Zappos" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Zappos</a>


Hunter Huntress Field Boot, $, available at Zappos
<br><br><strong>Bottega Veneta</strong> Brown Matte BV Puddle Boots, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ssense.com%2Fen-us%2Fwomen%2Fproduct%2Fbottega-veneta%2Fbrown-matte-bv-puddle-boots%2F5913541" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:SSENSE" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">SSENSE</a>


Bottega Veneta Brown Matte BV Puddle Boots, $, available at SSENSE
<br><br><strong>Jileon Rain Boots</strong> Extra Wide Calf Rain Boots, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fjileonrainboots.com%2Fcollections%2Fextra-wide-calf-rain-boots%2Fproducts%2Fextra-wide-calf-black-rubber-rain-boots-with-rear-expansion" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Jileon Rain Boots" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Jileon Rain Boots</a>


Jileon Rain Boots Extra Wide Calf Rain Boots, $, available at Jileon Rain Boots
<br><br><strong>New Balance</strong> Off-White Made In US 990v5 Sneakers, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ssense.com%2Fen-us%2Fwomen%2Fproduct%2Fnew-balance%2Foff-white-made-in-us-990v5-sneakers%2F5325241" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:SSENSE" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">SSENSE</a>


New Balance Off-White Made In US 990v5 Sneakers, $, available at SSENSE
<br><br><strong>Loewe</strong> Ballet Runner Leather And Suede Trainers, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.matchesfashion.com%2Fus%2Fproducts%2FLoewe-Ballet-Runner-leather-and-suede-trainers%2509-1359029" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Matches Fashion" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Matches Fashion</a>


Loewe Ballet Runner Leather And Suede Trainers, $, available at Matches Fashion
<br><br><strong>Reebok</strong> Club C Revenge Sneaker, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.urbanoutfitters.com%2Fshop%2Freebok-club-c-revenge-sneaker6%3Fcolor%3D010%26type%3DREGULAR%26quantity%3D1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Urban Outfitters" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Urban Outfitters</a>


Reebok Club C Revenge Sneaker, $, available at Urban Outfitters
<br><br><strong>Pêche</strong> Bia, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fshop-peche.com%2Fcollections%2Fshoes%2Fproducts%2Fbia" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Pêche" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Pêche</a>


Pêche Bia, $, available at Pêche
<br><br><strong>Sunni Sunni</strong> Reese Square Toe Boot, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sunnisunni.com%2Fproduct-page%2Freese-square-toe-boot" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sunni Sunni" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Sunni Sunni</a>


Sunni Sunni Reese Square Toe Boot, $, available at Sunni Sunni
<br><br><strong>Nomasei</strong> Aria Ankle Boots in Black Stretch Satin, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nomasei.com%2Fen%2Fproduit%2Faria-ankle-boots-in-black-stretch-satin%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nomasei" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nomasei</a>


Nomasei Aria Ankle Boots in Black Stretch Satin, $, available at Nomasei
<br><br><strong>Khaite</strong> The Ashland Ballet Flat, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fkhaite.com%2Fproducts%2Fthe-ashland-ballet-flat-in-black-leather" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:khaite" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">khaite</a>


Khaite The Ashland Ballet Flat, $, available at khaite
<br><br><strong>Mansur Gavriel</strong> Dream Ballerina, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mansurgavriel.com%2Fproducts%2Fdream-ballerina-bordo" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mansur Gavriel" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Mansur Gavriel</a>


Mansur Gavriel Dream Ballerina, $, available at Mansur Gavriel
<br><br><strong>Schutz</strong> Arissa Square Toe Ballet Flat, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2Fschutz-arissa-square-toe-ballet-flat-women%2F5421998%3F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom</a>


Schutz Arissa Square Toe Ballet Flat, $, available at Nordstrom

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