9 Spring Shoe Trends You Can Still Wear in the Fall

With spring comes a smorgasbord of shoe trends to suit every taste. Whether you’re into sporty sandals, dad sneakers, or crystal-embellished shoes, there’s no shortage of fun options out there. But before you purchase your new-season kicks, you may want to consider some of the shoe trends that are trending for fall.

Fall?! I hear you say. How can I possibly think of fall when winter has just ended?! Well, here at Who What Wear, we like to bring you the biggest trends as soon they’ve hit the runway to help keep you up to date on what everyone will be buying and wearing in five months’ time.

So if you’re looking to stay ahead of the curve and invest in a cool new shoes, scroll below for nine spring shoe trends you can still wear come fall. From over-the-knee boots to open toe mules, here are your best bets…

Mock Croc


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If there's one thing that's certain, it's that fashion is not getting rid of the mock croc shoe trend any time soon. And to that we say, hurrah! The luxe looking textured shoes were seen all over the spring and fall 2019 runways, and will unquestionably be your best investment this year. 

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Mary-Janes have been taking over our Insta feed one strap at a time this season. Their charming aesthetic adds a playful touch to every outfit—and luckily they'll be sticking around for fall. Wear them with sheer tights or socks when the temps start to cool.

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Over the Knee Boots


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Fashion girls were seen wearing over the knee boots in abundance during fashion month—creamy ecru tones were particularly popular—styled with midi skirts, loose trousers, and long shorts. Luckily the fall runways were also rife with tall statement boots—from shearling styles at Celine, and satin textures at Fendi. Layer a pair under a midi dress or skirt or over a pair of skinny jeans for your chicest look from spring to fall.

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Whether it comes in the form of party shoes, loafers, or ’70s-inspired boots, platforms are big news for spring, and judging by their bountiful presence on the fall runways, we guarantee the chunky sole is here to stay. If you invest in platform sandals for spring, you can wear them with tights come fall.

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Stomping Boots


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From combat boots to chunky leather flatforms, punk rock–inspired boots have been gaining momentum over the last season and continue to reign supreme for spring and fall. The trend is focused more on the thick, chunky rubber sole rather than a specific silhouette. Both ankle and tall boots were omnipresent on the runways at Prada, Alexander McQueen, and Bottega Veneta. Don’t give away those Doc Martens just yet.

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Open Toes


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It’s time to embrace a cool fall breeze flowing between your toes come September: Open-toe sandals and mules are a huge trend for autumn. For the softies among us (that’ll be me!), wear them with a pair of chic sheer tights.

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Lace-Up Boots


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Lace-up boots were spotted on our favorite muses throughout S/S 19 fashion month, and they continue to be a fashion-girl favorite for fall. If you haven’t already invested in a pair, may we suggest this budget-friendly version below?

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Square Toes


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While pointy toes continue to be popular year-round, there has been a resurgence in a strong square toe this spring. By Far has great square-toe sandals right now that you can wear with tights in fall, or invest in trendy square-toe boots you can wear now and later.

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Kitten Heels


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If the chunky platforms or flatforms aren’t your cup of tea, you’ll be happy to hear that delicate kitten heels are here to stay. Opt for a pop of color as seen at Erdem or petite heels with charming details and pretty fabrics seen at Dior.

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Judith Jones
Senior Fashion Market Editor

Judith is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear and has worked in fashion for nearly a decade. Judith started on the Shop Who What Wear team, creating content and managing a team of merchandisers for the Who What Wear shopping app. She later crossed over to the editorial team, where she shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands in her shopping-focused stories and social takeovers. She has become one of the top affiliate earners during her six plus years at Who What Wear. Before working in fashion, Judith was a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) and shared her passion for travel and food. She studied at the prestigious London Academy of Dramatic Arts as well as Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York. She later studied fashion merchandising and design, which laid the foundation for her career in fashion.