6 Shoe Trends We Keep Seeing on the Front Row at Fashion Week

Shoes have the power to make or break an outfit, which explains why showgoers place so much focus on their footwear during Fashion Week. Not only do they need to be somewhat comfortable (even if you're being chauffeured between venues, you still rack up significant numbers in your step counter), but of course, they need to be stylish.

Instead of adhering to the season's predetermined trends, however, the front row elite have been making waves on the shoe circuit themselves with their choice of cool footwear. From trainers and boots to the detail with Alexa Chung's seal of approval, keep scrolling to see the top six shoe street style trends that have defined Fashion Month thus far.



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Rhinestones were a key trend for party season 2019, but the detail is sticking around for spring 2020 by way of shoes. Wear them with modest dresses or with jeans and a trench coat for chic appeal.



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Mules have long been on the style agenda, but thanks to Bottega Veneta, they've undergone a puffy update with its quilted, interwoven design. Now, the look is starting to crop up on the high street, too.



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It's the trend that's going nowhere. Track-sole boots are still proving a firm favourite among the style set, who have been wearing them with everything from oversized suiting to mini dresses.



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Thanks to the likes of Cult Gaia and Jacquemus, humble heels have undergone a glow-up, with sculptural heels proving to be fashion girls' go-to. Wear with a printed dress for maximum impact.



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One of the coolest throwback trends we've seen in a while is '60s-style two-toned boots. And they've been given a new lease of life thanks to Wandler, whose Isa boots are one of the most-worn items of Fashion Month.



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Flatforms were a firm fixture on the spring/summer 2020 runways in sandal form. And now, seems the vibe has transcended to the realm of trainers too, with white styles proving to be the elevated sneaker of choice. 

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Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as InStyle.co.uk’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.