Halloween is slowly creeping up on us, and you know what that means: it’s time to dig into the unknown territories of the Internet to find the strangest, most bizarre shoes to celebrate this scary holiday. If you’re daring enough to wear these shoes beyond October 31st, you’re braver than I am, but I have a feeling you’re going to want to keep these shoes locked away. (Especially you, Dsquared2, with your metal skeleton heel!).

Check out the creepiest shoes you’ll see today and proceed with caution!

Fall is the perfect time (and excuse) to update your wardrobe. It’s the time of year to stock up on chunky sweaters, fur vests and boots–lots and lots of boots. We would all like to shop as if the credit card bill isn’t coming, but unfortunately it comes every month, without fail. Take it from the expert: revamping your wardrobe can come at a horrifying cost, but hopefully not this year! Fool everyone this year with these 15 boots and booties that look way more expensive than $350. Don’t worry; your secret is safe with me!


TOMS Cabrilla Rain Boots
$59 via Bloomingdale’s

TOMS Cabrilla Rain Boots


Ivanka Trump Preta High Heel Booties
$189 via Bloomingdale’s

Ivanka Trump Preta High Heel Booties


Rebecca Minkofff Rio Bootie
$275 via Rebecca Minkoff

Rebecca Minkofff Rio Bootie


KG Kurt Geiger Ankle Boots
$285 via Shoescribe

KG Kurt Geiger Ankle Boots


Boutique Moschino Pearl-Beaded Rain Boots
$285 via Saks

Boutique Moschino Pearl-Beaded Rain Boots


Sam Edelman Ankle Booties
$160 via Shoescribe

Sam Edelman Ankle Booties


Schutz Ilene Open Toe Lace Up Boots
$320 via ShopBop

Schutz Ilene Open Toe Lace Up Boots


Joie Lucy Booties
$335 via Nordstrom

Joie Lucy Booties


Vince Camuto Charisa Bootie
$179 via Nordstrom

Vince Camuto Charisa Bootie


Michael Kors Collection Miranda Rain Boots
$295 via Saks

Michael Kors Collection Miranda Rain Boots


Rebecca Minkoff Audrey Bootie
$295 via Rebecca Minkoff

Rebecca Minkoff Audrey Bootie


Ivanka Trump Livi Over The Knee Flat Boots
$179 via Bloomingdale’s

Ivanka Trump Livi Over The Knee Flat Boots


Jeffrey Campbell Hanger Snake Booties
$165 via ShopBop

Jeffrey Campbell Hanger Snake Booties


UGG Australia Bailey Button Boots
$335 via MyTheresa

UGG Australia Bailey Button Boots


Cole Haan Abbot Suede Booties
$198 via Saks

Cole Haan Abbot Suede Booties

No closet is ever complete with a pair of black boots. While they’ll always be a beloved footwear staple, Fall 2015 is kicking things up a notch. Texture (think everything from fringe to exotic leathers) instantly adds another element to a basic pair of boots, and this season you have lots of options to choose from.

Fall is the perfect time to break out all kinds of ultra-luxe accessories, and these textured boots will instantly update your cozy autumn wardrobe. Check out our favorites from Valentino, Stuart Weitzman, Vince and more!

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.

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