When it comes to this season's must-have fashion boots (as they're known in the shoe trade), forget practicality. These beauties live for looks. Right now, this style is indispensable.
Canuck designer John Fluevog Shoes' Shannon (1) blows up in bubble-gum pink ($219, 242 Queen West, 416-581-1420).
The hairy suede Pull is a deal at $39 (2, Get Out Side, 437 Queen West, 416-593-5598).
The Hivina (3), by France's Arche, offers ace comfort and excellent top-stitching ($450, Davids, 66 Bloor West, 416-920-1000, and others).
Diesel's Alpha makes a subtle impact (4, $175, Capezio, 70 Bloor West, 416-920-1006, and others).
Destroy's Deviate steps up (5, $238, Capezio).
The twin zips of Nine West's NW Tango rip (6, $250, Town Shoes, Eaton Centre, 270 Yonge, 416-979-9914, and others).
Stomp on some Flex Bordeaux, by über-trendy Dutch label MAG ($169, Get Out Side).
Franco Sarto's red metallic pleather pull-ons make a retro statement with a forward-looking heel (8, $190, Town Shoes).
Denim rules in Gastone Lucioli's righteous Church (9, $350, David's).
JK Acid's red faux snake Pitone are anything but hissy (10, $69, Get Out Side).
Heavy top-stitching, a nicely detailed sole and a grape gum flavour make the Le Sante (11) very tasty at $109 (Town Shoes).
Raised rubber nubs on the sole rule on MC & Power's extreme Louis-heeled Anil (12, $139, Get Out Side).
Multi-coloured leather makes a huge retro 70s statement from MC & Power (13, $199, Get Out Side).
John Fluevog reworks a classic with the oxblood-coloured front-zip Cece Low (14, $209).
Metal studs give a textured, starry-night effect in the black suede, stiletto-heeled Misha, by Cece (15, $325, Town Shoes).