With fashion month over, we’ve been keeping you updated with the scoop on fall/winter 2020 trends. We’ve broken down the biggest clothing trends for fall, and here we spotlight the emerging shoe trends of the upcoming season.
Remember the square toe shoe trend which have since gained major traction amongst influencers and editors alike?
Next season, you’ll see a slightly different iteration of the square toe. Think: tapered angular side edges which give rise to a shape familiar to most as the “coffin-shaped manicure”.
And that’s not all, for die-hard softies who are thrilled by the recently embraced fluffy-and-cozy-everything trend bolstered by shearling collars and soft padded bags, you’re about to be extra pampered with the fuzzy furry kicks.
Fans of bright colours would love the fun energetic leather boots seen at Proenza Schouler and Victoria Beckham.
Last but not least, flatform boots, gold chains and steel toes ran rampant through fashion month, signalling a strong comeback for the punk movement.
Check out the most exciting footwear trends to look forward to come fall season:
Associated with certain major subcultures such as the skinheads or punks back in the ‘60s and ‘70s, the steel-toed boot has gained itself a niche following over the years. That’s all about to change this fall 2020. Seen at Miu Miu, spike-studded steel toe caps finished otherwise-dainty bow-strapped mary-jane pumps in sweet pastels such as white and baby blue. Louis Vuitton had a kitten-heel pointed toe pump with a reflective metallic toe.
Rick Owens amped up the drama with chunky platform boots fitted with clear block heels and fitted with intimidatingly-sized iron-like toe caps.
Resembling the shape coffin nails (and hence its name), or the pointe shoe of a ballerina, coffin-shaped toes are about to take the baton from square toed shoes.
Featuring a flat, squarish tip with tapered edges, coffin toes were seen everywhere from Ports 1961 to Victoria Tomas and Alexander McQueen.
Loafers, high heeled boots, mules and flats – not one single shoe style was spared when it came to the coffin toe’s takeover.
Fashion’s obsession with staying comfy does not seem to be waning anytime soon. Just as we thought there was no way we could push the soft and cushy tactile agenda beyond padded bags and shearling coats, fluffy textured shoes are apparently going to be a thing for fall. Marques Almeida covered pointed toe knee-high boots in bright purple and blue ombre fur.
Marni lived true to its quirky whimsical style with sneakers trimmed with big faux pearls and russet orange fur trimming along the sides.
JW Anderson had prim and pretty ballet flats in soft buttercup yellow, decked in soft fluffy bristles of fur.
Say hello to the Naked Sandal 2.0. Now set upon a wedge heel, minimalist strappy sandals that experiment with a variety of intricate woven patterns and criss-crossing of straps are another trend to look out for this fall.
Sleek and modern, sexy new designs from Givenchy and Lanvin are furthering the ‘90s minimal aesthetic first championed by its predecessor by adopting similar knife-thin straps and effortless stylings.
Having shown tonnes of lovin’ to chunky platform soles for the past couple of seasons, designers are now looking into flatforms: a.k.a, a platform with a flat sole. Rochas’ lace-up combat boots were rendered wholly in saturated crayola green.
Valentino opted for an all-black number with thick elevated soles.
Giambattista Valli reconfigured the Chelsea boot with contrasting white buckled straps and a pebbled texture sole.
Stepping into the future with playful tech-inspired shapes and lines, oversized shoes oozing of futurism and robotic-like designs were seen clunking down the FW 20 runways. Maison Margiela platform ankle boots were fitted with contrasting sporty textures in primary colours such bright blue and red, all while referencing the anatomy of a chunky sneaker – we’re anticipating it to be a huge hit amongst sneakerheads upon its release.
Marques Almeida gave a white leather sock boot a raised platform sole with an abstract shape.
Prada had a collection of colourful sneakers etched with lines that bring to mind a microchip.
Instead of reverting back to your fail-safe black or brown pair of boots, FW 2020 is beckoning you to reconsider fresher, brighter colours reinvigorate your everyday outfit.
Presenting contemporary knee-high boots in every colour from blue, mustard brown and green, Carolina Herrera, Proenza Schouler and Victoria Beckham are flooding the luxury market with a slew of chic and covetable boots rendered in rainbow colours.
Whether teamed with basic neutrals to offer a pop of colour to the outfit or paired alongside contrasting coloured pieces to create a colourblocking statement, the tight colourful boots we saw storming down the runways are currently residing at the top of our wishlist for fall.
During the last few seasons, designers such as JW Anderson have made shoving baggy trouser pants into ankle straps a thing. This fall, we’re seeing a new and evolved rendition of the styling trick in the form of cinched boots. At Jil Sander, a soft buttery leather boot with an opened heel had suede ribbon ties snaking around and scrunching up the fabric around the ankles, giving rise to an effortlessly modern and minimalist number we’d imagine would pair well with voluminous white cotton poplin dresses for the office.
Rag & Bone had wide ribbon ties cinching the the ankles of its suede boots.
Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini stunned with platform leather boots with a wide opening lined with feathery textured fur that is tapered down to a slimmer silhouette towards the fastened strap at the ankle.
Shoes embellished with chain accents appeared to be quite prominent across the FW 20 runway shows. Come to think of it, jewellery for the feet has been a huge trend as of late – what with the return of anklets, and big dazzling embellishments and charms hanging off of shoes from Simone Rocha and Loewe. Ulla Johnson bedecked glossy boots and sandals with puffy knotted straps with chunky gilded chains.
A.W.A.K.E Mode opted for daintier gold chain ankle straps.
Longchamp had their boots embellished with silver metallic chains with big ball bearings across the toe.
Glossy patent finishes were seen on boots all across the fall runways, at brands such as Longchamp, Saint Laurent, Cividini and more.
Seen in fun autumn colourways like green, burgundy and red, high shine boots are one of the exciting new footwear trends to embrace.
Perfect for parties for its nostalgic disco feel, these eye-catching steppers can also dress up a simple graphic tee paired with jeans – simply opt for an ankle option instead of a knee-high if the latter appears too OTT for your liking.