No matter what you decide to dress up as this Halloween, a great costume requires an equally great pair of shoes. We’ve found more than a dozen pairs that could be the focal point of any costume.

You may be inclined to wear some of these shoes beyond this creepy holiday, while other pairs will be best kept in a box, stored far away until next Halloween. We wouldn’t want those hands on the shoes above to come and find us in the middle of the night.

The ubiquitous black bootie may be everywhere this time of year, but no two pairs are the same. We’re here to act as that little voice on your shoulder, giving you encouragement to buy that pair of black boots you are holding in your hand (or in your browser tab) right now. Whether you splurge on one pair or invest in three of four this season, we have a reason in the gallery below why everyone should own a black ankle bootie! After all, can one person really have enough pairs of black boots? Our vote is a definitely NO.

Fall is one of my favorite seasons, but it’s also one of the most expensive. Over-sized knits, cozy cardigans, boyfriend jeans and printed scarves all add up, trust me. I don’t want you to fall victim to a plummeting bank account, so to help you avoid this at all costs, I spent a good portion of my hunting the Internet to find 25 pairs of boots all under $250! This boot selection features winter snow boots, sexy over-the knee boots and everything in between. Instead of buying one boot for a thousand dollars this season, you can get a whole new boot wardrobe from our picks below.

And for more great boots to help you stay on budget, check out all these great boots under $350!

Get ready to tread through lots of outdoorsy terrain this winter (or at least to be dressed for it), because lug sole shoes are conquer the city and suburban streets. Maybe designers were influenced by Miu Miu’s Fall 2013 collection or last season’s Polar Vortex, but wherever the inspiration stemmed from, lug soles are having a moment. With many diverse styles and platforms, outdoorsy soles are proving that they can make their way into everyday wear. Hopefully this isn’t a sign that another Polar Vortex is on the way; otherwise, we may need more than one pair!

Recently, I rounded up some statement shoes that are worth a splurge, and while I love a good statement shoe, many of you mentioned that you like to splurge on classic styles, and I couldn’t agree more. These shoes manage to marry femininity with traditionalism and a little bit of sexiness, and you’ll wear them for years to come. They’re expensive, but they’re worth it.

Even though these shoes may not feature eye-catching or architectural innovation, trust me when I say that these staples have their own kind of “wow” factor. Below are 17 shoe classics that are worthy of making their way into your shoe closet, and of course you can expect to see Christian Louboutin’s So Kate pumps (which I just recently purchased and don’t regret one bit), Stuart Weitzman’s Nudist Sandal, the iconic BB pump and much more.

It’s all in the details with for these furry shoes, and you can bet to see furry pom-poms, furry t-straps and basically fur in lots of unconventional shoe places. Fur accessories are nothing new to footwear, but this season more designers are capitalizing on this furry add-on than in the past. This is a fun way to jazz up the ubiquitous black winter pump (even though it will cost a pretty penny), and if you care to go bold, I’m sure you can figure out which designers chose to use an eccentric dose of colored fur (cough, cough, Brian Atwood and Sophia Webster). Expect to see a lot of fuzz in the gallery below.

As fall weather settles in, over-the-knee boots are a staple for fall 2014. Whether you prefer a flat heel or a stiletto, these over-the-knee styles add a sexy touch to everything from a pair of skinny jeans to a slimming pencil skirt. Over-the-knee boots haven’t been an interesting option for a while, but now they’re set to take center stage. We found eight pairs, starting at $100, to help you start your over-the-knee collection. (more…)

A lot of measurements and calculations went into this season’s asymmetrical pumps and booties, and the result is a refreshed look for fall. Add a point here and a jagged edge there, and these sharp lines and clean edges are an intriguing addition. Many designers, like Gianvito Rossi, Giuseppe Zanotti and Alexander Wang, have added these asymmetrical details to their fall collections, and we can’t help but admire their off-kilter cool.

Check out some of our favorites below.

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