It's Official: These Are the It Shoes for Fall

Given that fall is almost here and summer is coming to a close, we’ve been getting glimpses of the emerging It shoes for the season ahead. After extensively reviewing the F/W 19 runways, it’s become apparent that the biggest shoe trends land across the style spectrum. The good news? There is something for everyone, no matter what your personal style is.

Whether you’re a sneakerhead with a thing for streetwear, a fashion girl who is so here for the most forward trend, or someone who wants to invest in polished, classic pieces that will last for years ahead, there is a fall It shoe designed just for you. With the new-season drops already landing in stores, now is the time to add them to your cart before they end up on the sellout list. Ahead, shop the coolest It shoes for fall 2019, and see how they were styled on the runways.

Square-Toe Heels


(Image credit: Getty Images/Bottega Veneta)

Retro Sneakers


(Image credit: Courtesy of Loewe)

It's time to part ways with your chunky sneakers and swap them out for throwback styles with retro lines. This sleeker style was spotted on the Loewe runway and is a key trend to invest in.

Zip-Front Boots


(Image credit: Courtesy of The Row)

Fall 2019 is stocked with plenty of cool boot trends, including the zip-front, lug-sole style, as seen on the runway at The Row. There, they were styled with everything from ankle-grazing dresses to billowing pants.

Shearling-Lined Boots


(Image credit: Courtesy of Celine)

Everyone is looking to Celine for fall 2019 with Hedi Slimane's new direction for the brand. One of the most statement-making pieces? The shearling-lined shoes that will no doubt be an It item this fall.

Lace-Up Boots


(Image credit: Getty Images/Rejina Pyo)

Witchy, lace-up boots are back again for fall 2019, this time in a variety of styles ranging from the powder blue spotted on the runway at Rejina Pyo to floral versions at Brock.

Slouchy Boots


(Image credit: Getty Images/Victoria Beckham)

Mark my words: Slouchy boots will be a must-own shoe trend for fall. The statement shoe will be seen all over on the street style scene, paired with everything from midi skirts to denim.

Chunky Chelsea Boots


(Image credit: Getty Images/Tibi)

With chunky soles and heavy tread, the Chelsea boots spotted on runways like Tibi and are getting a more rugged makeover for fall.

Next, eight fall trends that will be huge, according to our editors.

Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.