6 Affordable Shoe Trends That Will Define Winter 2018

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And now for my favorite topic to write about, shop for, and generally get inspired by: shoes. This time of year is synonymous with boots as they're easily the most popular shoe style. From '80s-inspired slouchy boots to the practical-chic hiking boots, there are so many stylish boot trends to choose from at the moment. But they're not the only shoe trends to know about this winter. Updated sneaker styles for the hypebae in you and glam holiday heels to feed your inner party girl are also on offer.

Before you send yourself into a shoe shopping–induced wormhole, take a moment to breathe because we took all the best shoe trends on the internet right now and boiled them down to the 18 best styles categorized by the top 6 trends of the season. You thought that was it? Nope, we also went ahead and fixated our price point at everything under $200, so we really mean it when we say you'll be freaking out over the following must-have styles.

Scroll down to discover the trends and shop the styles you love. The only struggle you'll have? Deciding which shoe(s) to add to cart.

POINTED-TOE BOOTS

You'll look sleek in these no matter what else you put on.

COLOR-BLOCK SNEAKERS

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I'm particularly a fan of the fun contrasting laces.

One word: zebra print. Okay, that was two words, but seriously, how cool are these sneakers?

HIKING BOOTS

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We're thanking the fashion gods that this ultra-practical shoe trend became stylish just in time for winter.

Hypebaes will be all over these sneaker-boot hybrids.

PARTY HEELS

Metallic heels need a place in everyone's closet, if you ask me.

Crystal heels are the shoe trend already blowing up for the holidays.

You can dance all night in this block-heeled pair.

LACE-UPS

Documentation of this trending pair is all over the 'gram.

I'm getting subtle Victorian vibes in the best way possible.

SLOUCHY BOOTS

Your winter outfits never saw these amazing boots coming.

An easy update to your other pairs of black ankle boots.