The Trendy Ankle Boots People Stopped Wanting in 2018


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The end of the year is approaching, which means that it's time for an onslaught of 2018 recaps, and one of the recaps that we most look forward to is Lyst's. The search platform gathered its fashion data from the past year (which included 80 million shoppers in 120 countries, no big deal) and compiled it into an easily digestible, highly insightful report. 

While combing through the report, we spotted some similarities to what people were searching in 2017, e.g., Gucci everything, but the differences intrigued us most. One such particularly obvious omission from this year's list is the trend that was impossible to escape in 2017: sock boots. The trendy ankle boot style didn't make it onto any category of 2018's list, and our very own Kat Collings recently confirmed that the trend is fading away but not yet entirely gone.

Curious to know which shoe styles people do want in 2018? Keep scrolling to shop the 10 shoes that everyone pretty much lost it over this year, and head over to Lyst to read the report in full. (Heads up, the list is sneaker-heavy.)

#10: Veja V-10 Sneakers

#9: Balenciaga Platform Clogs

#8: Nike Air Vapormax Sneakers

#7: Prada Flame Sandals

#6: YSL Opyum Heels

#5: Gucci GG Blooms Slide Sandals

#4: Nike M2K Tekno Sneakers

#3: Zara White Boots

#2: Fila Disruptor Sneakers

#1: Balenciaga Triple S Sneakers

Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.