The Hootie Shoe Trend That's About to Be Big

What’s a hootie? If you’ve never heard of the style, don’t be alarmed—it’s actually a term we kind of just invented to describe these heel-bootie hybrids we’ve been seeing around lately. From Céline to Acne Studios to Zara, it seems like this semi-confusing shoe trend is about to be the next big thing—and we can definitely see why! Besides the fact that they look totally comfortable (the more coverage, the more comfort), they have the potential to be quite functional, if you think about it. Imagine pumps with a lot of extra coverage or ankle boots with an exceptionally low vamp—the uses are endless, especially with fall just around the corner.

If you’re having trouble visualizing the shoe style, simply scroll down to see (and shop) what we mean!

Would you wear hooties? Sound off in the comments! 

Opening Image: Stockholm Street Style


Since starting as an intern back in 2013, Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour has held several roles here at Who What Wear, and she is currently Editor-at-Large. It was a less expected route, seeing as she was graduating from business school at USC when this all began, but it has turned out to be the best one for her. Fast-forward to 2020, and she's moved to NYC from her hometown of Beverly Hills and spends her workdays a little differently from when she was an intern starting out. Currently, she focuses on a weekly mélange of shopping content. As far as her personal style goes, she's largely drawn to classic pieces and neutral basics but will always make an exception for something colorful, printed, or bejeweled as long as it's deemed worthy enough. After all, the only thing she loves more than a good party is dressing up for one. On weekdays, she can usually be found at home eating something delicious for dinner and trying to force her husband to watch 90 Day Fiancé.