Boots, meanwhile, were finished in impactful prints. Playful prints were offered by Naeem Khan, who presented optical illusion thigh-highs, and Jeremy Scott, who did cartoon-print western boots.


Ruffles and sequins also made an appearance, proving more is indeed more. Rodarte offered ultra-ruffled boots while Delopozo went for pointy sequined oxfords with wooden flatform soles.


Marc Jacobs closed the season by embodying fall’s daring sentiment. His lace-up boots had extreme platform soles that added a theatrical, costume-like element to his looks. The mega sole also appeared at Rihanna’s Fenty x Puma runway show, where she added thick soles onto creeper styles.


It’s our favorite time of year — time to review the craziest from the runways, that is. The fall ’16 shows in New York featured fresh experimentation that included a departure from designers’ often too-safe footwear assortments.