Calling It: These Will Be the Most Popular Designer Boots of Fall 2019


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I know what you're thinking: But Anna, it's not even August yet! How could you possibly be talking about boots already?! I realize I'm jumping the gun a bit on fall trends, and even as I type this, I'm wearing a tank top and have my A/C unit on full blast. But alas, we all know fall will return once again, whether you're in denial about it or are secretly counting down the days until you can dust off your boots and sweaters.

Speaking of fall trends, there's a lot to love about the shoe trends on offer for this season. From the romantic lace-up pairs from Brock Collection to the heavy-duty stompers Prada showed, the boots on the menu for fall really cater to every taste. But not every designer pair will go on to earn It status and promptly sell out, which is why we went ahead and curated a list of the most popular designer boots for fall.

See why each style will be trending hard in a matter of months, and if you're wise enough to make an investment now, shop the boots that speak to you the most (before everyone else does).

All Tied Up


Brock Collection F/W 19
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Lace-up ankle boots were a huge hit on the fall runways and leading the pack was a romantic pair in floral silk from Brock Collection. If it's any indication that we're seeing similar styles on offer from big names like Saint Laurent to indie labels like Manu Atelier, then these designer boots are poised to dominate.

Heavy Hitters


Prada F/W 19
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It's hard to utter the phrase "designer It shoe" without mentioning Prada. For the past few seasons, the house has been churning out It shoe after It shoe, and this fall is no exception. The heavy-duty combat boots we saw on the runway are already poised for huge success this fall, and they're joined by similarly utilitarian styles from The Row and Jacquemus, which we predict the fashion crowd will wear with floaty dresses or tuck their trousers into.

Platforms, Please


Stella McCartney F/W 19
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The '70s called—they want you to reconsider platforms. The retro shoes are definitely having a moment this fall, especially the platform boots from designers such as Saint Laurent, Gianvito Rossi, and Marni.

Not Treading Lightly


Tibi F/W 19
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The utility theme continues with this next designer boot trend: heavy treading. From Tibi to Loewe and Prada to Proenza Schouler, these are the stylish (and not to mention practical) boots we're about to see everywhere this fall and winter.

Subtle Slouch


Celine F/W 19
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The slouchy over-the-knee boots we saw on the Celine runways are about to give your ankle boots a run for their money this fall. 

Next, the seven sneaker trends we're officially breaking up with.

Senior Editor

Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.