Despite having just retired our boots for the warm seasons ahead, a sneak peek at Nine West’s autumn 2016 line up has rekindled our love for cold weather footwear. From flat loafers to sky-high thigh-highs, every shoe at the AW16 preview we attended this past week was glamorously finished with tassels, carved details or a patent finish.  A predominant theme this upcoming season seems to be a sense of exploration, with multiple cowboy boots and hiking boots in the collection. IMG_0251 Even the heeled boots with platform soles had elements to encourage wanderlust in the form of highly textured soles (making even the collection’s stilettos suitable for hiking), woolen linings,  or snakeskin textures. Whether you’re climbing a mountain or just running to the corner store, we know which shoes you’ll be doing it in this autumn. By Lindsay Cooper

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