So These Are the Shoes We'll All Be Wearing in 6 Months' Time

With a new season just around the corner, there's no doubt we’re getting excited about some of the biggest trends that are set to be everywhere this upcoming season. While the F/W 2020 runways provided us with a plethora of chic styles to try come September (fringe, leather, capes to name but a few exciting styles), today, we're focusing our attention on shoes as we share some of the coolest footwear trends that ruled on the runways and are guaranteed to be all over our feeds in six months' time.

When it comes to fall 2020's shoe trends, there's unquestionably a little something to suit every sartorial taste—from chain details to add a cool and modern edge to your look to statement bows for a romantic touch to chunky lug soles for those enamored with the '90s. So go on and take a peek ahead at fall/winter 2020's biggest shoe trends so you get ahead of the fashion curve and scoop up the styles before everyone else.


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From boots to heels to flats, the popular chunky chain jewelry trend has migrated down to our shoes. Chain links were seen on all types of shoe silhouettes, adding a refreshingly modern and contemporary touch to fall ensembles.


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If you love ruched tops and dresses, then we have an inkling you're going to love this fall's ruched shoe trend. Textured straps were seen in all different styles and colors, with thick sandal straps in particular reigning supreme on the runways.


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One of the most prevalent boot trends on the runways from New York to Paris was unquestionably over-the-knee boots. Whether ultra tight or slightly slouchier in silhouette they came in all colors, fabrics, and prints. There's something to suit every taste.


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While loafers are having a major moment this spring, it's all about brogues for fall. The classic shoe style came with all types of intriguing sartorial twists—from slip-on styles to metallic fabrics and heeled iterations. They'll unquestionably make any fall outfit more polished and sophisticated.


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(Image credit: Altuzarra (Victor Virgile/Getty Images); J.W Anderson (Victor Virgile/Getty Images); Marques Almeida (Imaxtree))

Ready for some furry footwear this fall? Designers brought us all kinds of cozy creations—from faux-fur pumps to shearling-lined mules—guaranteed to keep us cushy and comfortable while staying wholly on-trend.


On the Runway
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Chunky lug soles are here to stay for fall 2020. Nineties-style platforms, flatforms, and stomping boots offset more feminine pieces and were seen in bold pops of color as well as classic neutrals in leather, patent, and rubber fabrics. 


On the Runway
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(Image credit: Brock Collection (Imaxtree); Giambattista Valli (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images); Chiara Boni (Imaxtree))

Charming bows adorned a throng of shoes on the fall 2020 runways from statement bows on velvet pumps at Chiara Boni to pretty little pearl bows on evening sandals at Giambattista Valli. Expect to see the adorable detail on an Insta feed near you come September.


On the Runway
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(Image credit: Giambattista Valli, Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)


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This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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Judith Jones
Senior Fashion Market Editor

Judith is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear and has worked in fashion for nearly a decade. Judith started on the Shop Who What Wear team, creating content and managing a team of merchandisers for the Who What Wear shopping app. She later crossed over to the editorial team, where she shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands in her shopping-focused stories and social takeovers. She has become one of the top affiliate earners during her six plus years at Who What Wear. Before working in fashion, Judith was a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) and shared her passion for travel and food. She studied at the prestigious London Academy of Dramatic Arts as well as Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York. She later studied fashion merchandising and design, which laid the foundation for her career in fashion.