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The Fall 2020 Shoes Everyone Will Be Coveting

It's all about boots and platforms this season.

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Aside from a killer coat and new knits, a backbone of fall fashion has always been the boot. True to form, for Fall 2020, boots ruled the roost. We saw an influx of all-purpose boots, both rubber-soled and lace-ups. The classic stacked heel took on new life with the simple addition of chain detailing. And who could forget the thigh-high, kinky boots that walked shows like Alexander McQueen and Victoria Beckham in a mix of colors and PVC?

Designers also breathed new life into shoes, giving us pairs that are just plain fun. We saw the return of the platform, tall and embellished in all their disco glory. Its younger sister, the flatform, also made an appearance, and is ideal for the cool girl who wants to opt out of the towering height. No matter your personal style, there’s a shoe this season that's right for you. Buy now, thank us later.

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Lace-Up Boots

Cover some serious ground in these rugged bad boys. Designers like Valentino (left), and Rochas (right) sent these laidback styles down the runway. The best part? They look better with more wear and tear.

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Jadon Leather Combat Boots
Dr. Martens saksfifthavenue.com
$180.00

Dr. Martens are our forever go-to for a good lace-up pair. 

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Security boots
Heron Preston farfetch.com
$725.00

Pair with black pants for a perfectly casual look. 

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Platform Combat Boots
R13 shopbop.com
$995.00

Your boss bitch moment. 

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Thigh-High Boot

A shoe that lets you dominate in both the boardroom and bedroom—take note from Alexander McQueen (left), and Victoria Beckham (right). For work, pair with a dress of any length to elongate your legs, and for the bedroom...wear with nothing at all.

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Over the Knee Boots
Loewe luisaviaroma.com
$1,950.00

This stretch leather over-the-knee boot is the perfect option if you're a bit taller. 

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Mascha Over The Knee Boot
Alexander Wang alexanderwang.com
$995.00

Pair this square-toe pair with an LBD for a seriously sexy date night look. 

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Faux Leather Stretch Thigh-High Boots
Proenza Schouler modaoperandi.com
$975.00

This heel height is more everyday-appropriate.

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Flatforms

Take a cue from designers like MSGM (left) and Erdem (right) and add a lift of height to your look with a flatform. Whether they're open or closed toe, this style pairs perfectly with ribbed tights or a sock.

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Mica Platform Sandals
Mari Giudicelli shopbop.com
$307.30

Mari Giudicelli gives this shoe a beachy flair with leather laces and a braided jute platform. Pair this bright pair with cropped jeans for a relaxed, beachy vibe. 

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Fuji Cuir
Paloma Barceló palomabarcelo.us
$229.50

Pair with a white linen dress for a look that encapsulates summer.  

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Abbi Flatform Sandals
Brother Vellies shopbop.com
$214.50

Channel your inner hippie with this woven rafia pair from Brother Vellies.

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Boots with Chains

The stacked heel boot has always been a staple for fall, but this season, designers like Longchamp (left), Ulla Johnson (right) and Off-White gave the style a lift with the addition of chain detailing.

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Julia Harness Chain Tall Boot
Frye amazon.com
$441.56

Channel your inner rockstar with this chain-harness pair from Frye. 

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Attitude Calf Boot
Kendall Miles kendallmilesdesigns.com
$1,200.00

The Prada Fall 2019 collection reignited the trend of mini-bags worn as footwear (see Chanel Spring/Summer 2008).  Kendall Miles gives an updated take by adding it to a pointed-toe boot. 

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Black Leather Ankle Boots
Marc Ellis italist.com
$215.03

Try this folded pair from Marc Ellis with a longer silk skirt for a sophisticated look.  

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Heavy-Tred Ankle Boots

Looking for a more comfortable option this fall? This rugged style from the likes of Alexander Mcqueen (left) and Valentino (right) will allow you to cover some serious ground.

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Angelina
Aquatalia aquatalia.com
$525.00

Your basic pair of boots to buy now and wear season after season.

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Women's Lennox™ Chelsea Bootie
Sorel sorel.com
$170.00

This waterproof pair from Sorel is perfect for not-so-sunny days.

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Elton Booties
Pierre Hardy https://www.bergdorfgoodman.com
$995.00

This toffee suede pair from Pierre Hardy = the perfect fall purchase. 

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Women's Wallie Boots
Clergerie bloomingdales.com
$795.00

This front-zip pair from Clergerie will become your everyday boot. 

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Platforms

Channel your inner Bianca Jagger with a pair of platforms. From Rochas (left) to Miu Miu (right), designers tapped into their disco-queen alter-egos, and now so can you.

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Jane Croc-Effect Leather Platform Sandals
Staud modaoperandi.com
$395.00

This chunky mock-croc style pairs perfectly with a maxi dress. 

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Grace Leopard Platform Sandals
Kate Spade katespade.com
$228.00

Pair with a leopard dress for a full animal print moment. 

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Keefa Leather Platform Sandals
Schutz saksfifthavenue.com
$195.00

This metallic pair from Schutz is the perfect addition to your next black-tie look.

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