The Most Popular Shoe Trends in NYC Right Now

New York Fashion Week is just getting started, but there are already some seriously good outfits emerging on the street style scene. It should come as no surprise, then, that we’ve already spotted some trends among the fashion set. Right now, our attention is very focused on shoes.

What’s interesting about the shoe trends in NYC at the moment is they’re hitting at this time between seasons. Some of the late-summer shoes are still alive on the streets of New York, but there are also early signs of fall’s biggest trends. If you’re curious to uncover the most popular shoe trends in NYC right now, I’m breaking all of them down ahead and highlighting the cool ways fashion girls are styling them. Go on to see their looks and shop our favorite shoe trends of the moment.

Cowboy Boots

Yes, Western-inspired boots are huge on the street style scene at the moment. Prepare to see these everywhere this fall.


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New-Age Sneakers

"Dad" sneakers are going to the next level for fall with new-age styles that are chunkier and more futuristic.


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Toe-Loop Shoes

Here's a trend that was big over the summer but is still going strong on the streets of NYC as we inch closer to fall.


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(Image credit: The Style Stalker)

Reinvented Pumps

Your classic pumps are getting a makeover for the season ahead. Instead of your standby stilettos, expect to see styles with modern lines and sculptural heels.


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(Image credit: The Style Stalker)

Next: 33 investment pieces fashion girls are buying for fall.

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.