The Top 20 Shoes From Milan Fashion Week

While Milan Fashion Week offered both experimental and trend-driven styles, we’re taking a look at the Top 20 shoes to make waves during the event.

1. Gucci
Alessandro Michele is officially a shoe fiend. For spring ’17, the lauded creative director showed 16 dramatically different (not to mention wildly eccentric) footwear styles that subverted the classic horsebit loafer to Elton John circa “Bennie and the Jets” levels of spellbinding pizzazz.

Gucci Spring 2017 Shoes
Gucci spring '17 collection.
CREDIT: Delphine Achard/Fairchild.

2. Prada
When it comes to mixing old and super-new, Miuccia Prada is the master. While jelly slides felt a tad gimmicky (but will no doubt be a retail hit), clever kitten heels were the real news here.

Prada Spring 2017
Prada's spring '17 collection at Milan Fashion Week.
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3. Fendi
Knitted sock uppers, built to complement the collection’s pointelle sweaters, resembled athletic tube socks. The cozy effect — a little Swiss Miss, a little sport — was fetching.

Fendi Ready to Wear Spring 2017
Fendi spring '17 collection.
CREDIT: Delphine Achard/Fairchild.

4. Marco de Vincenzo
The designer rolled out a unique lineup of charming, nonderivative styles. The term “statement shoe” is woefully overused, but here it was indeed repeatedly worthy.

Marc de Vincenzo Spring 2017
Marco de Vincenzo spring '17 collection.
CREDIT: Giovanni Giannoni/Fairchild.

5. Salvatore Ferragamo
This stretch sneaker ushered in a new era of modernity. A striped, chunky sport sole paid homage to house codes, while knitted uppers called to mind a decidedly current shoe phenomenon: Adidas’ Yeezy.

Salvatore Ferragamo Spring 2017 Ready to Wear
Salvatore Ferragamo spring '17 collection.
CREDIT: Davide Maestri/Fairchild.

6. N. 21
Athletic abounds: Pointed pumps lit the way with reflective cyclist tape trim and bungee lacing.

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No. 21's spring 2017 presentation at Milan Fashion Week.
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7. Marni
Details such as sole bumpers, choice embellishment and a hollowed-out block heel added frisson to fuss-free mules and pumps.

Marni Spring 2017 Ready to Wear
Marni spring '17 collection.
CREDIT: Giovanni Giannoni/Fairchild.

8. Fausto Puglisi
The baroque ‘n’ roll lover went characteristically full tilt with an excess of bows and according pleating on stilettos.

Fausto Puglisi Spring 2017
Fausto Puglisi spring '17 collection.
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9. Agnona
Designer Simon Holloway finished his soigné collection off with strong wedges, proving the oft-gaudy silhouette can be incredibly alluring.

Agnona spring '17 collection.
Agnona spring '17 collection.
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10. Versace
What happens when you mix Teva’s sensibility with Versace’s sizzle? Exhibit V.

Versace Spring 2017 Shoes
Versace spring '17 collection.
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11. Giamba
Giambattista Valli is attracting a very different girl with his fledging contemporary line. And glittery boots jibed with her apparent punk-princess attitude.

Giamba Spring 2017
Giamba spring '17 collection.
CREDIT: REX Shutterstock.

12. Sportmax
Courtly, curvy mules were cleaned up in the vein of ’90s minimalism (or Manolos). Suddenly, they appear fresh again.

Sportmax Spring 2017
Sportmax spring '17 collection.
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13. MSGM
Zippy elasticized sneakers on a mission: No wonder models virtually ran down the runway.

MSGM Spring 2017
MSGM spring '17 collection.
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14. Missoni
With wild print work up top, easy slides and babouche flats grounded the look.

Missoni Spring 2017 Ready to Wear
Missoni spring '17 collection.
CREDIT: Davide Maestri/Fairchild.

15. Giorgio Armani
Long before it was cool, Armani liberated women from heels even in the evening. Here, he stayed the course.

Giorgio Armani Spring 2017
Giorgio Armani spring '17 collection.
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16. Jil Sander
Call them power pumps: With a supportive heel and round toe, practical merged with chic.

Jil Sander spring 2017
Jil Sander spring '17 collection.
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17. Bottega Veneta
Heeled saddle shoes were a little conservative, but cropped socks helped to lift the look.

Bottega Veneta Spring 2017
Bottega Veneta spring '17 collection.
CREDIT: REX Shutterstock.

18. Tod’s
With designer Alessandra Facchinetti out, owner Diego Della Valle is steering the brand toward its bread and butter: loafers.

Tod's Spring 2017
Tod's spring '17 collection.
CREDIT: REX Shutterstock.

19. Dsquared2
Does D also stand for Deja Vu? Because Dean and Dan Caten have shown the same stilettos for three seasons now, just gussied up differently. Time for a change.

Dsquared2 Spring 2017
DSquared2 spring '17 collection.
CREDIT: REX Shutterstock.

20. Emilio Pucci
It’s difficult enough to create excitement over jersey ready to wear. Rouching the fabric on block heel boots didn’t spell luxury, either.

Emilio Pucci Spring 2017
Emilio Pucci spring '17 collection.
CREDIT: REX Shutterstock.

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