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Celebrities have never shied away from the trends of the moment, so it's no surprise they're embracing some of 2022's most controversial shoe styles. Yes, the year may be coming to a close, but we're not done talking about the shoe trends that celebs are making a thing, especially when their favored styles are as divisive as they come. Think styles like slouchy over-the-knee boots, platforms so high they threaten to break your ankle with one misstep, and even a shoe trend we can only call "pantaboots."
Ahead, see the five controversial fall shoe trends celebrities are behind and how they're wearing them now. Each of these is certainly daring but essential to have on your radar for this season. Even if you're unsure how to style the tricky silhouettes, there are plenty of chic ways our favorite A-listers are adding them to their outfits. Go on to shop our edit and form your own opinions on these divisive looks.
These slouchy over-the-knee boots are notoriously tricky to style, but they will undoubtedly be the biggest boot trend we'll be seeing as we approach 2023. We hate to say it, but there's plenty of runway evidence to back this one up.
2. Platform Uggs
Platform shoes have already taken over among fashion insiders, but they're only becoming more popular, with the Hadid sisters backing Ugg's platform boots and slippers. No matter how you feel about the statement makers, we guarantee we'll be seeing much more of these as we head into winter.
3. Sky-High Platforms
Platform heels aren't exactly new, but Valentino and the celebs who wear the brand have taken them to unimaginable new heights. The pink patent pair that Anne Hathaway wore to the brand's haute couture show in Paris offers a cool seven inches. They may be widening, but there's no denying the major impact these platform Mary Janes have had on the rest of the fashion world.
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4. Sock Boots
Just when we thought we'd buried sock boots for good, celebs come out swinging with some enticing new styling ideas. Amal Clooney's tight, tall boots aren't exactly our first choice to travel in as she opted to, but she did make them look particularly effortless with a ribbed-knit dress. It's safe to say that we're ready to do a 180 on this previously "dated" style.
Last but certainly not least comes the most confusing shoe (pant?) trend of all time. Yes, folks—we're talking about the fusion of pants and boots into a singular item that brands like Balenciaga and Diesel are experimenting with and celebs like Dua Lipa, Kim Kardashian, and Julia Fox are backing. They're definitely stirring up some heated conversation.
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