September is all about back-2-skool vibes: adding a little new-season polish to our wardrobe and most definitely our shoes. Our all-white summer sneaks once looked super fresh but now they're covered in grass stains and, ok, mud, while our Birkenstocks from last summer are beginning to resemble a sandpit. We're desperate to get our tootsies into some hardier footwear (think of the no-pedicure-needed savings you'll make... for now) – it's time to upgrade your kicks, people! Not sure you can live without ye olde faithful cut off booties? Think again. May we introduce to you the new season’s best shoes: velvet platform brogues, soft pink loafers and patent pointy numbers. Helloooo spring time!

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