This is the true story of 7 pairs of fall shoes capable of giving worn-down summer sandals the boot.
Sweet in SuedeSweet in Suede
Hand-sewn baby slippers are made to order with a delicate flowery pom-pom in a bright yellow suede. No-slip bottoms mean an A+ for new walkers.
Available at zuzii.com, $60.
Nothing says fall like fleece and corduroy. And it's hard to imagine a cuter incarnation of that cozy combo than Toms' ankle booties in easy-to-wear navy.
Available at toms.com, $36.
For pounding the pavement or the playground, Etnies keep little feet securely in place thanks to a smart ankle strap. Also smart? The Grow With Me insert you can remove when the sneaks get snug.
Available at etnies.com, $35.
J.CrewPieces of Flair
We love this riff on Dad's MacAlister boots with full-coverage multicolored glitter. But fear not, Mom. The sparkles are hand-applied with a special stay-put formula.
Available at jcrew.com, $118.
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Horsing AroundHorsing Around
Equestrian-inspired leather boots handmade in the mountains of Tuscany? Yes, please.Available at garnethill.com, $69
Livie & LucaWear them Well
Livie & Luca's latest is inspired by the San Francisco skyline. But we're inspired by Livie & Luca. Send back your gently-used pairs and they'll be forwarded to children in Honduras.
Available at shopreadysetgrow.com, $51.
DC ShoesCutie on Board
We like the make-no-apologies girly color combo and glittery accents on these skater high-tops. Ride on, girls. Pink rules.
Available at dcshoes.com, $35.
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