Come winter, the impulse to amass a whole new arsenal of shoes is all too tempting. With the stream of delightfully chunky loafers, sleek knee-high boots and elegant ballet flats hitting the market, this time of year is a shoe addict’s dream—and their bank account’s nightmare. Footwear generally isn’t cheap, especially if you tend to stick to leather designs. But as experts in budget-friendly fashion, we’ve searched high and low for affordable alternatives to the designer shoes that are already defining the season ahead. The good news is our hunt has been incredibly fruitful, the bad news is your bank balance might suffer after all because you’re going to struggle to pick favourites.
One high-street brand, in particular, has come out on top: Marks and Spencer. We’re so impressed by its latest drop of Chelsea boots, platform heels and chunky loafers, and we know you’ll be just as excited. M&S has long been a beloved source of basic pieces, but this new autumn collection demonstrates the brand’s grasp of the trends, too. See for yourself—below, we’ve rounded up the best boots, loafers, flats and heels from Marks and Spencer into one handy shopping gallery. Enjoy!