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Gone are the days of Coco Chanel's understated beige cap-toe pumps. Fall's standout shoes are fronted by gleaming, don't-mess-with-me metals.

Valentino studded suede pumps, $795 at Saks Fifth Avenue, 384 Post St. (at Powell St.)

Yves Saint Laurent calf-hair loafers, $795 at Neiman Marcus, 150 Stockton St. (at Geary St.)

O Jour leather booties, $895 at Neiman Marcus, 150 Stockton St. (at Geary St.)

Giorgio Armani leather flats, $595 at Giorgio Armani Boutique, 278 Post St. (Near Stockton St.)

Miu Miu leather booties, $750 at Saks Fifth Avenue, 384 Post St. (at Powell St.)

Dolce Vita Selina pumps, $189 at Bloomingdale's, 845 Market St. (near 5th St.)

Prada suede high sneakers, $530 at Neiman Marcus, 150 Stockton St. (at Geary St.)

Ecote Flat Chelsea boot, $69 at Urban Outfitters, 80 Powell St. (at Ellis St.)

Kate Spade Eddie flats, $228 at Kate Spade, 227 Grand Ave. (at Campton Pl.)

Sam Edelman Aster flat, $150 at Nordstrom, 865 Market St. (at 5th St.)

Yves Saint Laurent Mae pumps, $1,095 at Barneys New York, 77 O'Farrell St. (at Stockton St.)

Rachel Roy Lyannah smoking flats, $250 at Saks Fifth Avenue, 384 Post St. (at Powell St.)

Giuseppe Zanotti suede mid-calf boots, $995 at Barneys New York, 77 O'Farrell St. (at Stockton St.) 

Manolo Blahnik Campari Mary Jane pumps, $645 at Saks Fifth Avenue, 384 Post St. (at Powell St.)

KG by Kurt Geiger Luccio high-tops, $145 at Kurt Geiger, 250 Stockton St. (near Post St.) 

This season's eye-diverters aren't dangling from your earlobes or glinting along your collarbone--they're on your feet. Metallic toe caps are showing up on flats and heels alike this fall: Steel-toe boots get turned inside out; vampy pumps taper to dagger-sharp gold points; louche loafers sport mirrored tips. Here, a pair fit for every S.F. wardrobe.