Unsurprisingly, as the brand of the moment, Balenciaga's take on the classic court shoe turned a few heads through its use of draped fabric. Unforgivingly high but truly desirable, these shoes will prompt waiting lists.
Knife pumps, £695, Balenciaga.
Gucci delivered the Jekyll and Hyde of the shoe world this season - from the front its satin Mary Janes are covered in oriental embroidery and from behind adorned with punk-like gold studs.
Mid-heel pumps, £1,050, Gucci.
Manolo Blahnik succeeds once again in creating elegant, beautiful shoes that will weather trends - these navy tweed mules are case in point.
Mid-heel mules, £565, Manolo Blahnik.
Chloe's retro-classic T-bar pumps have a pleasantly 1960s air to them - invest in a pair to add a polished appeal to any ensemble.
Patent pumps, £550, Chloe.
Jacquemus' suede pastel pink block heels might be gloriously impractical for British autumn/winter, but when they look this good, who could resist?
Geometric shoes, £380, Jacquemus at Browns Fashion.
While they might not be for everyone, Christopher Kane is going to keep designing luxe jewels until you think they're cool. This season's incarnation comes with mink trim for chillier climes. They're a talking point if nothing else.
Mink crocs, £475, Christopher Kane at Farfetch.
YVES SAINT LAURENT
Saint Laurent's logo heels became one of the most Instagrammed styles of summer 2017 and their cult-like popularity shows no sign of waning for the season ahead.
Patent pumps, £770, Yves Saint Laurent at Net A Porter.
Popular among fashion influencers, Attico's buckled heels and flats are set to make serious impact this season. Its velvet pumps have a luxe appeal that will serve you well during party season.
Buckle velvet shoes, £599, Attico at Matches Fashion.
Make like a modern Marie Antoinette in Miu Miu's bejewelled satin sandals.
Crystal sandals, £790, Miu Miu.
There's a lot to love about Prada's satin sandals, from the feathers and glass button to the banana heel. They also come in black for those who prefer their feathers in more understated shades, but make no mistake - feathers are key for the new season.
Feather sandals, £735, Prada.