The Types of Shoes We're Coveting

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Your house shoes are begging for a break, so why not ring in the new season with a fresh set of footwear? From comfort-first clogs (opens in new tab) to high-style knee-high boots (opens in new tab), these are the types of shoes (opens in new tab) to invest in now.

A Combat Boot

Once a punk staple, the combat boot has become domesticated for everyday wear. This must-have fall shoe comes in an iteration for everyone: with thick rubber treads, shiny hardware, and in sleek fabrics like tweed.

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Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini FW21

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The Slingback Heel

The ultra-classic slingback heel (opens in new tab) is sensible, but also adds a bit of sex appeal. Slip into them accompanied by work-appropriate separates (opens in new tab) or alongside your favorite little black dress.

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Versace FW21

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Cozy Clogs

These fuzzy clogs are an ode to your newfound relationship with comfy footwear (opens in new tab). Pair them with socks (opens in new tab) or wear them bare-footed.

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Coach FW21

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Knee-High Boots

These boots aren't just polished, they were in fact made for walking too. Style them with midi skirts (opens in new tab) and dresses (opens in new tab) or make them the main event with a legging (opens in new tab) tucked in. They're sure to kick your fall wardrobe (opens in new tab) into high gear.

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Longchamp FW21

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Heeled Loafers

Masters of both comfort and style, there's no shortage when it comes to fall's heeled loafers (opens in new tab). Opt for a conventional tassel style or go bold with laser cut-outs and oversized hardware.

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Gucci FW21

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Sara Holzman
Style Director

Sara Holzman is the Style Director at Marie Claire, covering runway trends and tracking down the latest finds to buy and wear. When she’s not writing about fashion, she pens about the best places to jet-off to. Over her six years with Marie Claire, Sara has reported on the ever-evolving world of fashion— covering both established and emerging designers within the industry. Sara has held fashion positions at Lucky and SELF Magazine and was a regular contributor to Equinox’s Furthermore website, where she wrote across their style, wellness, and travel verticals. She holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and currently resides in Manhattan. Follow her along at @sarajonewyork.