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After reporting on some of the biggest fall/winter 2023 fashion trends to unfold on the runways, ranging from power dressing to refined ready-to-wear staples, it's time to get more granular. Specifically, we're taking a look at the key shoe trends to know about for next season, including the specific styles that luxury fashion buyers already told us will be huge.
Designers presented a range of styles, such as sharply pointed heels and shoes finished in rich red that echoed the theme of wearability that is defining the fall/winter 2023 collections while also offering directional designs with fuzzy finishes and extra adornments like layered paillettes and big bows. Of course, a fall wardrobe wouldn't be complete without boots, and we're seeing silhouettes such as sock boots and waders gaining momentum. Ahead, see the six biggest fall shoe trends for 2023, including the styles to shop now.
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We've been discussing the fiery-red trend at large for the fall/winter 2023 season, but shoes are a key way to wear it. Not only is it one of the biggest shoe trends of the season, but it also presents one of the most approachable ways to wear bold shades if you aren't ready to commit to a head-to-toe look.
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We've discussed power dressing as one of the major trends for fall, so it comes as no surprise to see polished, pointed pumps emerge as the key shoe silhouette to wear with these looks. Brands such as Saint Laurent, Prada, and Miu Miu showcased pieces primed for the office with alluring details such as elongated heels and sleek metallic buckles that will make them just as in demand beyond workwear.
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Hot on the heels of the rosette trend that is taking over this spring, designers continued the momentum for shoes with extra adornments. At Prada, 3D florals are continuing in a new way. At Bottega Veneta, we saw shoes with layers of paillettes. At Loewe, the brand's bow-embellished heels are already one of the most talked-about shoes of the season.
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From outerwear to bags to shoes, fuzzy pieces are another defining trend from the fall/winter 2023 collections. Daniel Lee included fuzzy heels as a key shoe in his debut collection for Burberry, and luxury buyers have already named them as one of the most important shoes to know for fall.
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Sock boots are officially back. We've been seeing second-skin boots on the rise again in recent seasons, but they have now solidified a place as one of the must-know boot trends for fall. At Hermès and Chanel, we spotted more traditional takes on the shoes, and Matthieu Blazy presented versions that looked nearly identical to actual socks but were actually constructed from leather.
Photo:Bottega Veneta; Chloé; Stella McCartney
Wader boots are continuing strong into fall, so if you've already secured a pair, you can rest assured that you will be getting plenty of wear from them once we reach next season. Unlike sock boots, this over-the-knee style has a signature wide, slouchy look that pairs perfectly with short skirts and dresses.
This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.