Trend Alert: 6 Metallic Shoes for Fall

Published by Englin's Fine Footwear on 25th Oct 2016

What's hot this fall? If you've been paying attention to the latest footwear trends, you know that Fall 2016 has a lot of interesting looks to offer: platform boots straight out of a Spice Girls video, cozy velvet shoes and boots in a variety of warm jewel and earth tones, statement heels that draw the eye with over-the-top embellishments, and our personal favorite: metallic uppers in sparkling gold, silver, and bronze. Metallic shoes appeared in the fall collections of Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, Chanel, Tommy Hilfiger, Coach, Oscar de la Renta, and many other fashion paragons, cementing 'shiny' as the season's must-have style.

You don't have to be a runway model to rock the metallic look, and you certainly don't have to pay high-fashion prices. At Englin's Fine Footwear, you'll find a huge variety of metallic shoes from all your favorite brands. Check out our top picks below, and then browse our site for more great metallic styles!

1. Flat: Clarks Candra Blush in Gold Metallic Leather

Clarks Candra Blush in Gold Metallic Leather

Flats are a favorite fall standby, offering medium coverage for those mild days before the temperatures drop. The Clarks Candra Blush is a lovely, versatile flat with an eye-catching decorative medallion at the toe. Offering the simplicity of a ballet flat silhouette with a whisper of a heel, the Clarks Candra Blush toes the line between casual and dressy, giving it the enviable ability to take an everyday outfit to the next level or tone down the formality of more elegant looks. The subtle Candra Blush in Gold Metallic Leather adds a stylish metallic touch to your fall wardrobe without overpowering the rest of your ensemble.

If comfort is your main concern, the Candra Blush features a Cushion Plus with Ortholite footbed which delivers softness and support all day long. The footbed is even removable if you need to replace it with a custom orthotic. This cozy flat is available in a variety of widths, so you're sure to get a perfect fit and unbeatable comfort.

The Candra Blush is an excellent choice for dressy occasions when you'll be on your feet and high heels just aren't an option. For fall, pair the gold Candra Blush with dark colors like navy, black, or olive green to make your shoes the focal point of your look. Like most flats, the Candra Blush looks great with midi dresses, skinny jeans, or denim shorts with black leggings underneath. Best of all, the Candra Blush isn't just for fall: when spring rolls around, a lacy skirt in rose or mint green will mesh well with this gorgeous flat's soft shimmer.

2. Loafer: Trotters Liz in Pewter

Trotters Liz in Pewter

The Liz is Trotters' longest-running and bestselling style, and it's not difficult to see why. A cut above your average loafer, the Liz's basket-weave upper makes it the center of attention—even more so when you choose the metallic version. Boasting a classic silhouette in sleek, unlined leather, the Trotters Liz is sure to become a staple in your autumn wardrobe. The Liz is available in a palette of flattering colors, including gorgeous Pewter, a shining gray-gold that complements a variety of outfits.

A very low heel, cushioned insole, and flexible outsole combine to make the Liz as comfortable as it is stylish. With a convenient slip-on design and lightweight construction, this fashionable loafer is the ideal shoe for the woman on the go. Like the Clarks Candra Blush, the Liz is available in a range of sizes and widths to help you find the best possible fit for your foot.

Styling the Liz is a piece of cake. If you're headed to the office, a black skirt or slacks and black blazer with a solid-colored blouse make for a chic business-casual look. For informal days, the Liz looks great with boyfriend jeans, medium-length skirts, striped tops, and jewel-toned jackets. The Liz's simple yet stunning good looks make it easy to wear with almost any fall ensemble, so don't be afraid to get creative!

3. Mary Jane: Naot Kirei in Sterling Gray Shimmer Leather/Gray Patent (and more!)

Naot Kirei in Sterling Gray Shimmer Leather/Gray Patent

You've heard us talk about the Naot Kirei a few times before (including this Product Spotlight), and that's because we can't get enough of this stylish shoe—and neither can our customers! The Kirei's streamlined Mary Jane profile is the perfect blend of sporty and elegant, making it a smart style choice from spring through fall. A contrasting leather and suede upper gives extra impact to the Kirei's style, while the ankle strap lends an ageless, joyful vibe. Available in an array of gorgeous colorways, the Kirei offers several metallic options, including dark Copper, subtle PewterSterling, and Sterling Shimmer (pictured).

The Kirei is more than just effortlessly on trend; it's one of the most comfortable shoes you'll ever wear. This is due to the contoured cork footbed that makes walking in Naot shoes a blissful dream. Cork footbeds mold to your foot's unique, natural shape over time, providing customized support and unbeatable comfort. This footbed, in combination with the adjustable hook-and-loop closure, flexible sole, and moisture-absorbing lining, makes the Naot Kirei a vacation for your feet.

Wear the Naot Kirei as you would any flat, pairing it with casual and dressy outfits alike. The Kirei looks especially cute with skinny jeans and a flowing top, long jacket, or open-front cardigan. For a fall-friendly look, try matching the Kirei to an unexpected color of plaid, like royal blue, burgundy, or purple!

4. Sneaker: ECCO Chase II Tie in Moon Rock

ECCO Chase II Tie in Moon Rock

The ECCO Chase II Tie might just be the quintessential sneaker. A modern take on a traditional design, the Chase II Tie is about as fashion-forward as a sneaker can get. Rich, buttery leather in an assortment of sophisticated shades is the basis for the Chase II Tie's refinement, while traditional lace-up closure and detailed stitching complete the tasteful picture. The most notable Chase II Tie color is Moon Rock, a lustrous metallic hue that adds out-of-this-world personality to this otherwise demure shoe.

The Chase II Tie makes an excellent walking shoe, especially if you're exploring the city on foot. The leather upper is light and breathable, and it features a leather-and-textile lining for comfortable all-day wear. The insole not only offers arch support, it also features exclusive ECCO Comfort Fibre System technology, which allows it to keep your feet cozy and dry by absorbing moisture and circulating air. This inlay is also removable to facilitate eventual replacement or the insertion of a custom orthotic. A durable yet lightweight outsole of latex and polyurethane finishes off the Chase II Tie's remarkable composition.

The ECCO Chase II Tie is the ultimate lace-up for fall. The unique Moon Rock color can be matched to almost any outfit you dream up, and its boldness gives you the rare opportunity to make a sneaker the center of your look. Pair it with light-wash jeans in any cut for timeless style, but don't be afraid to experiment: for example, use it make a pretty, feminine dress appropriate for casual occasions.

5. Boot: UGG Bailey Button Mirage in Soft Gold

UGG Bailey Button Mirage in Soft Gold

No cool-weather style guide would be complete without a pair of UGG boots. On the cutting edge of fashion as always, UGG offers their iconic Bailey Button in the opulent Mirage version, which features a Swarovski crystal button and is available in brilliant Soft Gold. The UGG Bailey Button Mirage is made from the plush twinface sheepskin you know and love, but with a trendy patent finish on the outside for maximum shine. The rest of the boot, including the 7½-inch shaft height and single-button side closure, closely imitates the beloved original Bailey Button II. It can even be opened and cuffed down to flaunt the sumptuously soft interior.

If you love UGG boots, you already know about the multitude of benefits that sheepskin footwear has to offer. Natural sheepskin is moisture-wicking, thermostatic, and cushioning for exceptional all-day comfort. It's no secret that women's UGG boots are a seasonal must-have, due in equal parts to their stylish looks and their cozy feel. This is one bandwagon you won't regret jumping on!

If you're a daring fashionista, this gleaming gold boot is surely right up your alley. Pair it with black leather pants and a bomber jacket for a look that will have all eyes on you. Or, if you prefer the Bailey Button Mirage to be the statement piece to an outfit that is a bit more subtle but no less stylish, try it with black leggings and a tunic dress, or with skinny jeans and sweet fall layers.

6. Snow Boot: Spring Step Vanish in Silver Nylon

Spring Step Vanish in Silver Nylon

Fall's pleasant temperatures and mild weather are all too brief, soon giving way to the chill of winter. Be ready for it with the Spring Step Vanish! This is one gorgeous boot that you'll want in your closet for those cold days at fall's end, and the soft metallic shimmer of the Silver Nylon shade makes it a fashion star. A shining example of the traditional snow boot look, the Vanish features quilted waterproof nylon, a faux fur collar, and a slip-resistant TPR outsole. A side zipper allows for easy on and off to make layering up less of an overwhelming task.

The Spring Step Vanish features a padded insole and a soft, breathable textile lining, so it's cozy inside and out. Plus, the insole is removable, so using your custom orthotics is simple and easy. This charming cold weather boot will keep your feet warm and dry without compromising on style. You'll want to slip into the Vanish as soon as the first frosty morning arrives.

The silver Vanish adds a subtle dash of metallic sheen to your cold-weather gear without seizing all the attention. Wear it with all your late fall favorites, like oversized scarves, dark jeans, knit beanies, fair isle leggings, and sweater dresses. Pair the Vanish with skinny jeans, a pink top, and a gray cable knit cardigan for a chic yet comfy everyday look!

What do you think of the trend of metallic shoes for fall? We're loving this edgy yet elegant approach to fall fashion. Keep your eyes open for more trend alerts from Englin's Fine Footwear and stay up to date on all the hottest looks!