It is almost time for the season of full-coverage shoes. This means saying goodbye to the controversial flip-flop, one of summer’s top footwear styles endorsed by celebrities like Hailey Bieber (who wore a $925 pair by The Row), and hello to lug soles and other fall 2023 shoe trends.
Autumn is synonymous with practicality, especially in terms of footwear. This includes boots that are knee-high (and even higher), shoes made from durable materials and weatherproof designs, and more. But just because the temperatures drop, this doesn’t mean our style-savvy must follow suit. Trends for the fall can be both fun and functional.
Ahead, we’re rounding up the top seven among them — including cowboy boots, bedazzled styles, and even a special take on open-toed shoes — to shop now.
Fall Shoe Trend: Cowboy Boots
With the coastal cowgirl aesthetic racking up close to 160 million views on TikTok, Beyonce’s Renaissance and Taylor Swift’s Eras tours in full swing, and runway labels like Ralph Lauren leaning into the look, expect to find Western boots on fashion’s finest feet this fall.