Nordstrom Fashion Director Elizabeth Kanfer outlines the must-have fall shoe trends to invest in this season. From heavy lug-soled boots to folk-inspired clogs to sexy, sculpted pumps – these wardrobe refreshers will help put your best foot forward. Kanfer shares her favorite picks for each trend in the galleries below.
“The #1 one boot to own this fall and winter is a lug-soled boot. Exaggerated outsoles, pop colors and lace ups provide a ‘tough utility’ aesthetic giving lug soles a fresh update. Weatherproof protection and rubberized materials ensure you will look great come rain or snow.”
“Wooden clogs this season range from minimal to folk inspired. Casual, yet chic, clogs provide height while not sacrificing comfort. Rubberized bottoms and sturdy heels help take clogs to the great outdoors.”
“Taking inspiration from the 90s, extreme shapes dominate footwear this season. Look for architectural and futuristic details to refresh and reinvigorate your footwear silhouettes.”
“From mules to mary janes to second skin boots, platforms are back. Comfort continues to play an important role as we return back to social events and the office. The platform boot is a great alternative if the lug is too extreme.”
“Driven by the desire to dress up again ushers in new sexy, sculpted pump silhouettes in eye catching color and exuberant embellishment. Pointed toes, new heel shapes, and sleek wedges are the evolution of the naked sandal.”
Boots That Matter
“Sturdy, no nonsense, yet absolutely dependable – these define the fashion boot to invest in this season. Beautifully tailored tall shaft boots with strong and sturdy heels signal a return to the office. While flat riding boots are reinvented and modernized and western-inspired references reemerge.”
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