The Top 20 Shoes From the PFW Runways

Here is a look at the headline-making shoes from the fall ’16 collections, shown during Paris Fashion Week.

Acne Studios: How to update the sexy sandal? Tubular strapping.

Balenciaga: Ski pants + stilettos = très cool. New designer Demna Gvasalia presented sportif pieces with bijoux-laden pumps.

Balenciaga Fall 2016 Shoes On The Runway Balenciaga RTW fall ’16 runway collection. Giovanni Giannoni/Fairchild.

Balmain: Au revoir, over-the-knee. It’s now all about being thigh high (and higher).

Kendall Jenner Balmain Fall 2016 Runway Balmain RTW fall ’16 runway collection. REX Shutterstock.

Céline: Bigger is better. Oversize soles offered a new proportion.

Chanel: Giddyap: Equestrian dressage styles are cropping up again.

Chanel Fall 2016 Shoes On The Runway Chanel RTW fall ’16 runway collection. REX Shutterstock.

Christian Dior: While the leader-less collection played it safe, open-back oxfords were directional.

Dries Van Noten: The palette of the season: luxe jewels. The material of the season: rich velvet.

Dries Van Noten Fall 2016 Shoes On The Runway Dries Van Noten RTW fall ’16 runway collection. Delphine Achard/Fairchild.

Giambattista Valli: Have no time for 31 buckles? Handy zippers add ease.

Giambattista Valli RTW Fall 2016 Shoes On The Runway Giambattista Valli RTW fall ’16 runway collection. Delphine Achard/Fairchild.

Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci: The new seduction: a skintight shaft (in exotic skins) and conical heel.

Givenchy RTW Fall 2016 Shoes On The Runway Givenchy RTW fall ’16 runway collection. REX Shutterstock.

Isabel Marant: Animal-printed, strappy and grommeted winklepickers channel Duran Duran.

Loewe: Metallic mules give low heels new frisson.

Loewe Fall 2016 Shoes On The Runway Loewe RTW fall ’16 runway collection. Dominique Maitre/Fairchild.

Louis Vuitton: A chunky heel, combat boot and sneaker all in one.

Maison Margiela: Fear of heights? Try joyful hikers.

Maison Margiela RTW Fall '16 Maison Margiela fall ’16 collection. REX Shutterstock.

Miu Miu: Girl with the pearl shoes. It’s the it-accoutrement.

Rick Owens: Lighten up, will you? Pastels give futuristic boots a pretty spin.

Rochas: Colorplay prevails. Poetic platform and sock combos stand out.

Rochas Fall 2016 Shoes On The Runway Rochas RTW fall ’16 runway collection. REX Shutterstock.

Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane: The excess of 1980s party dressing is capped by V-vamp Barbie pumps.

Sonia Rykiel: The mule is fall ready in longhair fur and a flattering cut.

Valentino: Neo-noir balletic proportions are fit to be tied.

Vetements: Love it or hate it, no one can ignore the transgressive street beat in Paris.

Vetements Fall 2016 Shoes On The Runway Vetements RTW fall ’16 runway collection. Giovanni Giannoni/Fairchild.

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