These Are the Only Designer Shoes You Need to Know About

Looking to invest in a new pair of designer shoes but don't know where to start? Fear not—we've done all the hard work for you and rounded up what we believe to be 2018's key investment buys.

Expect to find some old favourites here. Mules in every shade and heel height are undoubtedly here to stay, alongside some unexpected newbies. If you're looking to make an impact, look to directional heels spotted everywhere from Yuul Yie to Rejina Pyo. The most surprising key buy for the season is strappy sandals, which are no longer just a July to August option thanks to The Row's now cult "naked" shoes. Whatever it is you're searching for to recharge your wardrobe, we're betting you'll find them here. Consider this your complete guide to the key names and styles to know now.

The influencer-approved Manolo Blahnik Maysale mules may have dominated our social feeds last year in a rainbow of shades, but right now, according to Pernille Teisbaek and a number of the best-dressed style set, it's all about the Hangisi.

For standout heels, head straight for Neous, where you'll find modern shapes and wearable heels. Currently topping our wish list are the Masdevallia shoes.

The gigantic bows on Magda Butrym's backless mules are detachable, so you can also turn these into a quieter shoe.

The perfect barely-there sandals come courtesy of The Row. It might sound surprising that sandals have become a key buy in October, but editors and buyers have been wearing them with oversized coats.

From sandals to thigh highs, these Isabel Marant Lafsten boots in a buttery, caramel leather have been a hit with the Instagram crowd this autumn.

Introducing the most popular pumps on our Instagram feed this season. By Far's minimalist designs have caught the eye of a number of street stylers, and it's easy to see why—these are super versatile, plus they're under £350. Win-win.

You can count on Rejina Pyo to create a punchy pair of shoes. The Connie style (complete with a statement gold heel) also comes in white and red.

No surprises here—Balenciaga's knife pumps are still trending. But now there are new versions of these shoes with a lower heel height and a rather fabulous double-B logo on the toes.

You don't need to part with serious cash to get a standout pair of designer shoes. Yuul Yie is a current favourite in the Who What Wear UK office.

The Prada flame wedges are real fashion shoes. 

Cowboy boots are the leading boot trend this season, and from the contemporary corner Ganni's Marilyn boots have been the most 'grammed of all. We especially love the cut out heart on the calf.

It's not just brides who are loving Jimmy Choo's pearl-covered 'Samanthas' — we think these are only going to get bigger and bigger.

Buckles... leopard print.. a chunky square heels—Boyy's Yexulet mules really do feel so right for now.

Saint Laurent's knee-high 'Lou' boots have just the right amount of slouch, and the red wine colour will go with almost everything.

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