Burgundy is shaping up to the color of the season. Earlier this week, we enumerated fall’s most lovely burgundy bags over at PurseBlog, and today, we’re here to tell you which shoes in this lovely shade are on our personal shopping lists. In my humble opinion, this is our most beautiful group of Want It Wednesday shoes in recent memory.

After a long period of only favoring thin-heeled, high-platformed shoes, fashion footwear trends have become remarkably democratic in the past few seasons. If you want to wear something high-heeled and delicate, go right ahead. Prefer Birkenstocks or skate sneakers? Those are stylish too. Amidst all that mid-height heels have also made a place for themselves. Below, check our the TalkShoes team’s current favorite options below four inches.

As much as we love our fancy heels, stilettos, wedges and the like, we at the TalkShoes offices are New Yorkers, and that means we love our flats best of all, even if we’re not always entirely willing to admit it. Below, check out which one’s we’re craving in this edition of Want It Wednesday.

Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Silk Pumps

Price: $660 via Net-a-Porter

Why They’re the Shoes of the Week: Statement shoes are fun, but these pumps are the kind of thing every woman wants to have in her closet: a shape that’s traditional but still a little sexy, in a color and textile that combine in a way that can only be described as luminous.

It’s probably safe to say that sale season is officially over, but that doesn’t mean good deals are impossible (or even hard) to find. The Barneys sale, in particular, still has a ton of covetable shoes still left in a size or two each, and larger sizes seem particularly plentiful. (As a larger-footed shoe-lover, I was pleased.) Below, check out the best of the best in this week’s shoe deals roundup.

Despite the fact that shoes somehow manage to get more and more literal with every passing season, I find myself consistently impressed by how designers manage to push the trend ever further toward its logical extreme. Today brings the Melissa Karl Lagerfeld Black Tie Jelly Flats, which, as you can tell by the photo above, are exactly what they promise to be.

As August inches nearer and an odd, distinct sense of fall begins to creep into the New York City air a bit early, everyone in the TalkShoes office has been thinking about or first fall purchases to ease ourselves into the seasonal transition. One of my favorite ways to do that from the ankles down is with metallic shoes, which are seasonless and always chic.

I’m a big fan of Loeffler Randall in general and the Loeffler Randall Felix Booties in particular; I have two pairs of the latter that get a lot of wear during the fall and winter, and I’ve often thought about buying the shoe in black. It is, after all, my most-worn color, and having a favorite shoe in a color that you wear all the time seems like a no-brainer.

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