With Paris Fashion Week officially wrapped, it’s time to rank the most standout shoes. Following FN’s Top 20 Shoes From Milan, where Gucci nabbed the prime No. 1 spot, we’ve ranked the top 20 footwear styles from the Paris runways — from kinky boots to light-up sandals.
Miu Miu had unmatched fun with its shoe collection this season, nabbing our first prize. Miuccia Prada delivered an all-star lineup of zigzag kinky boots and deranged ballet flats that were madcap-meets-must-have, ending the season on a high note.
Coming in at a close second, Karl Lagerfeld’s airport-inspired Chanel collection included a comfy travel sandal with light-up nailhead details fit for emergency exits. “Complimentary peanuts or quilted bag?”
Wellies at Saint Laurent? You bet. Maison Lesage Atelier embroidery elevated the humble English countryside Wellie to a new level of festival couture, leading the label to land our No. 3 ranking. They were the most-talked-about boots of the season.
Other standouts included Dries Van Noten. Psychedelic prints and distorted paisleys decorated both curved-heel sandals and mix-and-clash hosiery for an original take on accessorizing. Valentino’s tri-strap flat sandals stood out in geometric prints — a style inspired by traditional African tribal motifs, but not too blatantly so.
While a bevy of options were sent down Nicholas Ghesquiere’s Louis Vuitton runway, some felt derivative this season. Whipstitched loafers, however, were more sure-footed.
For more of the top shoes from Paris, click through the gallery below.
And here’s the full Top 20 list:
The Top 20 List
1. Miu Miu
3. Saint Laurent
4. Louis Vuitton
5. Dries Van Noten
7. Alexander McQueen
10. Giambattista Valli
12. Esteban Cortázar x Swarovski
17. Sonia Rykiel
18. Elie Saab
19. Roland Mouret
To see the top shoes from Paris, click through the gallery.
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