Autumn fashion: 29 of the best heels, sneakers and boots to buy now

Posted by
Sarah Biddlecombe

Summer may be over but, rather than mourn it's departure, let's celebrate the start of autumn and all the good things that come with it: red leaves, cosy nights in and, above all else, the shoes.

Once you've finally retired your summer sandals and flip flops to the back of your wardrobe for another six months you can start the yearly hunt for the perfect autumn ankle boot, must-have pair of sneakers and mood-boosting high heels.

And with the A/W 2016 catwalks crammed full of goodness including block heels, ankle straps and animal print, there is something to please even the pickiest of shopper.

Scroll through our gallery now to find your perfect match from the new season's 29 best shoes.

  • Fairhope buckle high sandal

    Big buckles are big news for A/W 2016. We'll be snapping up these burgundy beauties and pairing them with culottes and a crisp white shirt.


  • Premium hologram sneakers

    Our inner teenager simply can't resist those holographic ticks.


  • Mules

    These bad boys will amp up the glamour of any outfit.


  • Stan Smith nude white sneakers

    Unfinished edges and a vivid green interior give a welcome update to our beloved wardrobe staple.


  • Minett high heels

    Give a nod to the pointed shoe trend with these classic 1940s throwback heels.


  • Nata heeled sandals

    These heeled sandals read like a checklist of the biggest autumn trends. Oversized buckle - check. Ankle strap - check. Chunky heel - check. Open toe - check.


  • Justify fringe loafers

    The days may be shorter and the air may be chillier, but we can take it in our stride if we're wearing these metallic pink loafers.


  • Ferncroft leather slingback sandals

    The metallic detail on these snakeskin slingbacks has gotten our hearts all aflutter.


  • CC sonic sneakers

    If these vivid pink and orange beauties can't convince us to walk to work, nothing can.

    £110, Stella McCartney @

  • Frill detail ballerinas

    A plus-sized frill gives the classic ballerina an A/W update.


  • Fringe sneakers

    The supersized fringe on these soft, leather sneakers will add instant sass to any autumn look.

    £64.99, Oki Kutsu Momo @

  • Printed leather high heels

    Our love affair with leopard print looks set to continue well into the autumn...


  • Eklis multi-buckle shoe boots

    Multi-buckles is one of the easiest trends to get on board with this autumn, and you can't go wrong with this patent pair from ASOS.


  • All Star low sneakers

    A classic pair of Converse kicks - need we say more?


  • March wood heel boots

    The contrasting heel gives these classic ankle boots an edge.


  • Classic slip ons

    The padded collar on these classic slip ons makes them super comfy - perfect for dark mornings when you don't want to get out of bed.

    £56.99, Vans @

  • Dolly heels

    Ankle straps were all over the A/W 2016 catwalks. Give your own take on the trend with these patent Mary Janes.


  • Ryana sneakers

    Chunky skater shoes with a snakeskin finish? We're sold.


  • Lined leather mules

    Snap up the high street version of those Gucci mules before they sell out.


  • Knot detail sneakers

    A decorative knot gives these leather sneakers a (literal) twist.


  • Snakeskin boots

    These snakeskin boots will make the perfect addition to your winter wardrobe. 

    £49.99, Tamaris @

  • Laser-cut pattern leather sneakers

    The cut-out detailing and heavy sole gives these white sneakers a touch of cool.


  • Supergra leather 2760 pumps

    These classic pumps are endlessly versatile.


  • Ambrose square toe loafer boot

    This loafer/ankle boot hybrid has a deliciously chunky heel, perfect for stomping through wet leaves and rainy pavements.


  • Trainers

    A pop of pastel pink is a great finishing touch for any look. Pair with a tailored suit for a casual take on office dressing, or wear them to the park with jeans and a leather jacket at the weekend.


  • Majestic star motif trainers

    Step into the embellishment trend with these star-printed kicks.


  • Hepsworth suede grey suede ankle boots

    These soft suede ankle boots come complete with a rounded toe, tall block heel and chic T-bar embellishment. Pair with your favourite denim or a long, flowing dress.


  • Printed leather sneakers

    Those looking for an upgrade on the classic white sneaker can't go wrong with this statement watercolour pair.


  • Heeled lace-up shoes

    Everyone needs a classic pair of lace up shoes in their wardrobe, and this heeled pair from Cos would fit the bill perfectly.