Designers breathed new life into a staid menswear staple this season. The loafer, long-beloved by academics, granddads, and men in smoking jackets, is having a renaissance among the fairer sex. Pumped up on platforms or teetering on stilettos, the new shoe is more sexy than scholarly. If you want to stay low, slip into McQueen’s skull-emblazoned pair or a shiny set from Louboutin for a witty take on the trend. Whatever your level, click through for the best of Fall’s cool shoe.