Top Footwear Trends for Fall ’13

This fall, little black booties got a makeover with fierce pointy toes, and techie platforms stepped into the future rendered in stark black and white.

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On the catwalk at Prabal Gurung.
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The reign of the little black bootie is still going strong for fall '13. At Altuzarra, shiny patent booties with buckled ankle straps were finished with an edgy pointy toe.
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Similarly, Band of Outsiders' toughened up soft, draped evening looks with ferocious pointy black boots featuring a long front zipper.
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One budding trend on the fall '13 catwalks was white-and-black footwear. These ankle booties from Helmut Lang featured shiny black cap toes, a look that harks back to the spats of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
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Rodarte's sporty-chic two-tone platforms had just the right amount of '80s appeal, with shiny black accents wrapped around the outer sole.
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Similarly, Ohne Titel accented their futuristic-looking black and white ankle boots with quilted sections in olive drab.
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Nothing adds sex appeal to an ensemble quite like a strappy heel, and these elegant satin ribbon confections from Jason Wu were among the best of the season.
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Clunky open-toe boots cropped up on a number of catwalks this season, including Kenneth Cole, who added a subtle lace-up detail just below the knee.
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Phillip Lim had the most dramatic take on the open-toe boot trend. His giant over-the-knee versions featured not one, but two straps across the front of the foot, and the leather is cut with just the slightest suggestion of slouch.
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Prabal Gurung was also digging the over-the-knee boot trend for fall, and executed his version with a slim stiletto heel and slashed cut-outs for an alluring, if vaguely menacing, effect.
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Ladylike footwear a la Marie Antoinette was a major trend this past fall, and unsurprisingly, the look cropped up again for fall at Christian Siriano, where dainty gold kitten heels were finished with bronze metallic appliques.
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For an exotic effect, Yigal Azrouel finished minimalist ready-to-wear pieces like this sleek tan overcoat with grey snakeskin booties.
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