8 of the Best Shoes From Paris Fashion Week

It's not surprising that we forget to look at the shoes. Models are stampeding down the runway in feathers and lace, demanding our attention with their severe makeup, their wildly braided hair, their couture. Who wants to look at the floor?

In case you missed the kicks — or are curious what your feet will be up to come Fall 2014 — here are 8 of the coolest heels, ankle boots, and sneakers from the Paris Fashion Week runways. Let's just say there are no white Keds here.

Valentino RTW Fall 2014

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Sign us up for anything sparkly, sure, but the real reason we love these shoes is the fact that they’re a slightly sturdier take on those delicate, single-soled heels everyone wore to death last season. (Just look at that square-ish toe.)

Stella McCartney RTW Fall 2014

In a world sick of wedge sneakers, McCartney’s star-spangled wooden platforms are the perfect ugly-chic replacement.

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Chanel RTW Fall 2014

Karl Lagerfeld is into sneakers, so we’re into sneakers. The end.

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Dior RTW Fall 2014

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This shoe is not pretty… nor graceful… nor particularly sensical… and yes, I shook my head at it a few days ago …but I’ve got to admit, it’s kind of the pointy “stiletto” of the space age, no?

St. Laurent Paris RTW Fall 2014

Sparkly three-strap Mary Janes? Hold on, clicking my heels together three times…

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Alexander McQueen RTW Fall 2014

At Alexander McQueen, Sarah Burton gave us Doc Martins for those too cool for Doc Martins. There was bejeweling. There were feathers. There were faux-demure little white socks peeping over the top. And those steel-capped toes were perfect for… walking through the moors?

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Louis Vuitton RTW Fall 2014

There’s an odd chicness to the shape of these ankle boots. If your mom wore them, you might be embarrassed, but then again, you’d try to steal them for your very own. Curious.

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John Galliano RTW Fall 2014

Galliano’s boot is for the lady with great balance who’s not afraid to be street-styled up.

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