The Polarizing Shoe Trend That Dominated Fashion Month

With the seemingly never-ending fashion month finally coming to a close this week, it was about time we took a look back at the many shows, looks, and even trends that deserved a double take after the dust had settled. One unexpected trend that undeniably stood out among the rest was socks with heels (both pumps and sandals), which notably replaced your typical seasonal ankle boots on more than just a couple of the fall runways. Could this often polarizing shoe trend be the look everyone talks about come fall 2017? We sure hope so and believe you will too once you see the runway "proof” from the likes of Isabel Marant, Virgil Abloh’s Off-White, Rochas, Dries Van Noten, and more.

From under-the-radar styling to standout combos, see the most amazing sock-and-heel moments from the fall 2017 runways below, and then continue to shop our favorite pairings to get the look now before it’s big!



Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini F/W 17
(Image credit: Getty Images)


Off-White F/W 17
(Image credit: Getty Images)


Mulberry F/W 17
(Image credit: Getty Images)


Isabel Marant F/W 17
(Image credit: Getty Images)


Emilio Pucci F/W 17
(Image credit: Getty Images)


Fenty Puma by Rihanna F/W 17
(Image credit: Getty Images)


Jeremy Scott F/W 17
(Image credit: Getty Images)


Rochas F/W 17
(Image credit: Getty Images)


Dries Van Noten F/W 17
(Image credit: Getty Images)



SHOP: Who What Wear Michaela Block Heels Quarter Strap Sandals ($33) + COS Sheer Detail Glitter Socks ($9)


SHOP: Burberry Patent-Leather Pumps ($575) + Wolford Ryssa Crystal-Embellished Socks ($60)


SHOP: Balenciaga Broken-heels Satin Sandals ($695) + Topshop Satin Trim Ankle Socks ($6)


SHOP: Zara Patent Finish High Heel Shoes with Strap ($50) + ASOS Bow Strap Ankle Socks ($7)


SHOP: Topshop Raphael Sandals ($75) + Marni Colorblock Sock ($88)


SHOP: Manolo Blahnik Scipios ($845) + Rachel Comey Rhinestone Crew Socks ($115)


SHOP: Oscar Tiye Satin Caroline Sandals ($680) + ASOS Oversized Fishnet Ankle Socks in White ($7)


SHOP: Attico Stella Crystal Embellished Pumps ($655) + Johnathan Aston Ankle Socks ($12)


SHOP: Gianvitto Rossi Satin Portofino 85 Heels ($815) + Vetements Short Metal Socks ($85)

So will you be swapping your ankle boots for socks and heels, or do you think this runway trend is meant to stay on the catwalk? Sound off in the comments below!

Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour
Senior Market Editor

Since starting as an intern back in 2013, Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour has held several roles here at Who What Wear, and she is currently senior market editor. 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.