So Long, Sneakers? The High Heel Is Back With a Vengeance

Flat shoe lovers, be afraid, be very afraid. The autumn/winter 2016 footwear trend currently garnering the most attention is that of the super-stacked high heel. And when say super, we mean super. Whether vertiginous stiletto or sky-high platform, there's no escaping the great lengths (sorry, heights) that designers have gone to in order to fulfill the season's extreme mood.

So right now it's less about specific silhouettes or styles—almost any shape, colour, style, finish and vibe goes—and more about the heel just being really insanely high. Don't feel ready for the big switcharoo? Then let us coax you into the radical realm of autumn's shoes with a bumper gallery of catwalk inspiration and the iterations you can shop right away (or after a few days of mulling it over).

Go through the gallery to see our favourite runway heels and shop the latest in-store shoes to march forth into the new.