September is a month that brings about a new season, and nothing says “new” quite like a pair of new boots to start fall. The actual season begins in two weeks, and to help you put your best foot forward, we put together a guide to the best boot styles that are going to dominate everyone’s looks in cooler weather. These are staples you are going to want to add to your closet now! Check out our complete guide below and tell us which styles you’ll be rocking. (more…)

[Editor’s Note: This week, the TalkShoes staff is out of the office to enjoy the last little bit of summer. We’ll return on Monday August 31st, but in the meantime, we’ll be running a few of our favorites from the past few months, complete with updates, to get you ready for fall. Below, we added even more brands to this ever-expanding list!]

Over the weekend, I got together with family and friends to celebrate my birthday, and one of my friends told me that she wanted to treat herself to a new pair of shoes; her budget was about $300. She needed some brand recommendations, commenting that she currently “couldn’t afford a pair of Louboutins or Jimmy Choos.” I quickly rattled off names like Tory Burch, Rebecca Minkoff, Kate Spade and Michael Kors; these designers all make enormously stylish shoes, even if they’re not in the very top tier of luxury brands.

Below, I made a list of 20 contemporary brands that won’t break that break the bank while still looking more expensive than they are. These shoe are on trend, all for less than $500. If you’re looking for some fresh spring updates at a fair price, you’ve come to the right place.

[Editor’s Note: This week, the TalkShoes staff is out of the office to enjoy the last little bit of summer. We’ll return on Monday August 31st, but in the meantime, we’ll be running a few of our favorites from the past few months, complete with updates, to get you ready for fall. Below you’ll find a handful of new sandals–you guessed it–all under $350!]

We’ve waited so long for this moment, but sandal season is finally here! Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, and Summer 2015 calls for some new sandals! Sandals can really rack up in price, but you certainly don’t have to drain your bank account to own a stylish pair or two. (I highly recommend you save the bank account draining on a fabulous vacation.) Shop these 25 summer-ready sandal options, all $350 and under, and just remember: your freshly painted pedicures deserve some killer sandals. (more…)

Pre-orders are coming in quickly, and as we start to see all the swoon-worthy shoes that are in store for Fall 2015, we’re definitely getting excited.

Whether it’s Fendi‘s colossal jewels, Gianvito Rossi‘s plush velvet or Oscar de la Renta‘s exquisite embroidery, we’re overwhelmed with the all of these autumnal details. We’re not wishing summer away, but we really can’t wait to wear some of these great shoes come fall!

Neiman Marcus‘ curated selection of Fall 2015 shoes is tempting, so get your credit cards ready. Shop our favorite fall shoes below and tell us in the comments what shoes you are looking forward to wearing in the new season!

I don’t think I need to go into the necessities of owning a classic pump; we’ve been there and covered that already. While I bet all of us have a classic black pump that we cherish and love, what may not be as common in our closets is a black pump that’s a little quirky and unconventional. What’s surprising, however, is the many ways these pumps are as versatile as your classic leather or patent pairs.

These are the black pumps that will elevate any look, whether you are looking for a bit more sparkle or looking to turn heads. The different textures and unique detailing on these pumps give a little something extra, like standout embellishments, geometric cutouts and asymmetrical detailing. These pumps can quickly rack up in price (you’ll understand what I mean when you see the Gianvito Rossi pair), but the splurge will be well worth it once you realize how many ways these pumps can work in your wardrobe.

Summer 2015 is here, and we have already made note of some of the emerging trends for the current season. Get ready to see a major dose of summer suede, metallics and probably the most dominant trend of them all, knee-high gladiator sandals. But there’s one summer classic that never goes out of style: a pristine pair of white pumps.

Whether your style leans more toward the minimalist or maximalist side of things, there’s a white pump out there to suit your needs. After the long, dreary winter, white pumps are the perfect summer refresh we all could use. This season, we’re coveting a wide range of white pumps, from the classics to the unconventional.

The warmer weather has finally arrived after a long (and dreary, and cold, and wet) winter, and now it’s time to bring out the vibrant kaleidoscopic shoes. These crazy colors and patterns can be found on everything from sneakers to the beloved espadrille and beyond. These wildly colored shoes will compliment many summer ensemble, and we bet this won’t be the first batch of kaleidoscopic shoes we’ll be obsessing over this season! (more…)

Today, you’re in for quite a treat! I don’t need to explain how tempting it is to click on the words ‘New Arrivals’–we all know that feeling all too well. Earlier this week, I stumbled onto the Saks New Arrivals page, and let’s just say these newly debuted shoes were really good.

Pre-Fall 2015 shoes are starting to roll in, and that means new designs from our favorite designers, like Christian Louboutin, Saint Laurent and Valentino! Most of these Pre-Fall 2015 shoes are available for pre-order, which gives us plenty of time to start saving, and trust me, you’re going to want start squirreling away spare pennies (or $20s) once you see what’s coming!

Check out my five favorite picks below, and be sure to check out all the New Arrivals at Saks!

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