The ratio of how much attention shoes receive during fashion month to how much they are delivering in terms of surprise and delight is sorely askew. I get it — the clothes, especially in the context of a runway show, are the main event, and shoes can be hard to see unless you’re seated front row or religiously zooming in on Vogue.com. But when and if you do take a closer look, it’s clear they are far from an afterthought. Many of them are close to works of art, and all of them are indicative of the trends that will be carrying us (quite literally) from place to place in six months’ time. Ergo, to give the shoes of Fall/Winter 2019 the recognition they deserve, Man Repeller compiled a slideshow of the very best. Keep scrolling for a breakdown of eight exciting footwear trends coming our way — plus corresponding shopping links in case you want to get a head start. The full slideshow is waiting for you at the bottom.

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