Because no two Fashion Weeks are alike and there’s no telling what variety of events a single day will hold, the ladies of our Fashion Office have a full arsenal of shoes at the ready. Here, we’ve asked them to narrow down their favorites to just two picks: The Showstopper, a fashion-forward heel with street style bait written all over it; and The Savior, the chic-yet-comfortable style they’ll be wearing for heavy-duty running around during the busy month ahead. When it comes to what’s on your feet, you can always have the best of both worlds.
Senior Executive Buyer
The Savior: When I’m running around between shows, these black-on-black glitter sneakers keep me on the go without sacrificing style. They hold their own at the afterparty, too.
The Savior: A chunky-heeled ankle bootie is my go-to Fashion Week travel staple. The camel color of this Chelsea boot will go far in my wardrobe, which is crucial considering the fact that shoes are always the bulk of the luggage’s weight.
The Showstopper: I’m drawn to the green hue and of-the-moment satin fabrication of Manolo’s Esparra sandals. And what better time to break out the mini pom-poms than for Fashion Week?
EVP GMM Womens
The Savior: This Mary Jane defies the style’s prim reputation, thanks to its heavy-duty functionality that will take me through three cities and countless shows and appointments. The plush velvet BNY version is truly versatile—I particularly love it when paired with jeans.
The Showstopper: I never shy away from a stiletto, even when I have the longest of days ahead of me. Tabitha Simmons’ heels are always comfortable, thanks to the cushioned sole, and here the scalloped edges and tassel details add an extra touch of femininity.
SVP, DMM Women’s Accessories and Shoes
The Showstopper: Christian Louboutin’s Marylineska bow sandals in fire engine red will add an accent to any outfit during Fashion Week and make a punky-yet-refined statement.
The Savior: When looking for a new bootie for the season, comfort is the most important thing for me. These are not only perfect for running between shows and market appointments, but they also still make any outfit look special.
The Savior: If fortune favors the bold, I’ll be due for a lucky treat while sporting these Prada neoprene sneakers. I love how eccentric the shoe is—perfect to pair with a sporty mini dress.
The Showstopper: We’re just launching Walter De Silva for Spring ’17, and the whole collection is sophisticated and sexy. This style, in particular, is understated and chic, with beautiful proportions and lines.
The Savior: These shoes are serving retro vibes and modern sophistication at the same time. I love the super-low stacked heel, which is ideal for the Fashion Month marathon. And the white is so fresh and striking when paired with any outfit.
The Showstopper: What don’t these boots have? A gorgeous floral print, bright colors, neoprene, and an exaggerated pointed toe—they are so extravagant and fun. Every woman needs a shoe that goes with absolutely nothing, and therefore, goes with everything.