As the seasons change and your favorite warm weather fits fade into obscurity, its time to redirect that big summer energy towards autumn and get yourself in gear for going back to school.

Aside from the anxiety of seeing new faces and having to endure the annoying commute, there are a few things to look forward to like getting your best outfits together, and you can’t really have a good ‘fit without having the best back to school shoes.

Sneakers will always have a place amongst back-to-school footwear, but when considering the best shoes for school, it’s an entirely different state of mind. You can play it safe by lacing up a pair of America’s Cup or your typical Dr. Martens release, but the shoe world is an ever-expanding one with new options available every few weeks. With that in mind, we’ve spared you the trouble of searching far and wide to provide you with a list of the best luxury shoes for school from brands like Marni, Maison Margiela, and more.

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Marni Shiny Leather Moccasin

Shiny Leather Moccasin

Shiny Leather Moccasin

$795

Marni

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If you’re looking for an extra bit of lift from your back to school shoes then Marni’s got you covered. These 100% calf leather loafers slip these on and off with ease.

NOAH Solovair Single Buckle Monk Shoe

Solovair Single Buckle Monk Shoe

Solovair Single Buckle Monk Shoe

$220

NOAH

Buy at NOAH

Monk Shoes are slowly coming back in style and can add a nice, demure touch to your overall outfit.

Toga Virilis Leather Slip-On Loafers

Leather Slip-On Loafers

Leather Slip-On Loafers

$198

Toga Virilis

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While it might not be full blown fall yet, you can still get away with wearing shoes that show a bit of skin. The silver-tone hardware paired with the dark brown buffed leather really elevates these loafers to another level.

Maison Margiela Cleated Sole Shoes

Cleated Sole Shoes

$810

Maison Margiela

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As far as luxury goes, it's hard to top these low key Margiela shoes.

Virón 1969 Contrast

1969 Contrast

1969 Contrast

$179

Virón

Buy at Virón

A little bit of contrast can go a long way. The upper of these 1969's are made entirely from 100% AppleSkin while the sole is also composed of recycled rubber as well.

G.H. Bass & Co. Weejuns Heritage Larson Leather Penny Loafers

Weejuns Heritage Larson Leather Penny Loafers

Weejuns Heritage Larson Leather Penny Loafers

$170

G.H. Bass & Co.

Buy at Mr Porter

Loafers are no brainer when it comes to school shoes. This full-grain brown pair even comes with a shoehorn to save you the hassle of getting them on in a rush.

Rombaut Boccacio II Sneakers

Boccacio II Sneakers

Boccacio II Sneakers

$337

Rombaut

Buy at Farfetch

Chunky soles will never go out of style. The Boccacio II is one of my favorites on this list due to the facts its 100% vegan.

Pleasures x Dr. Martens 1461 Bex

1461 Bex

1461 Bex

$136

Pleasures x Dr. Martens

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Sure all-over tie-dye print can be a bit much at times, but Pleasures and Dr.Martens revamp the 1461 with class and elegance. A true back to school shoe that's bound to turn a few heads.

Marsèll Musona Loafers

Musona Loafers

Musona Loafers

$1100

Marsèll

Buy at ssense

Marsèll Musona Loafers is truly a luxury back to school shoe. The faded brushed leather is a work of art that’s guaranteed to get you through a few seasons or more.

Hernán Guardamagna Leather Moccasins

Leather Moccasins

Leather Moccasins

$343

Hernán Guardamagna

Buy at APOC STORE

Repurposed leather shoes is arguably a way better flex than other back to school shoe options, that is if you’re environmentally conscious.

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