2020 Fall Shoe Trends that Ruled the Runway

Put your best foot forward with these fall shoe trends.
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Designers debuted their take on fall fashion earlier this year, and although the runway shows for fall are officially over, the trends have just begun. As those crisp Autumn nights quickly approach, make sure you’re in the know about the top fall shoe trends that hit the runway. From contrasted platforms to embellished ankle straps, here are the 8 trends you need to follow to step up your shoe game this fall.


Over The Knee Boots

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Clockwise From Top Left: Isabel Marant, Lanvin, Balmain and Valentino

Nothing screams fall like a good pair of boots, and the only difference this season? They're much taller. As the temperatures drop, fall weather encourages you to trade in your flip-flops for a good pair of over the knee boots. Brands like Lanvin and Valentino showcased this fall shoe trend, validating that lengthening your legs has never been easier.


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Clockwise From Top Left: Miu Miu, Paco Rabanne, Gucci and Moschino

You know what they say, the higher the platform, the closer to heaven. Height was a common theme on the runways this season, and as much as we'd like to admit we don’t, we all could use a little lift. Seen in bright turquoise hues from Miu Miu, and in black at Gucci, the platform trend is is back in a big way.

Ankle Strap

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Clockwise From Top Left: Alberta Ferretti, Versace, Rodarte and Jacquemus

Perfect for elongating the legs, the ankle strap trend adds depth to any look. As Alberta Ferretti showcased a long, satin strap made for tying, Versace debuted an embellished take on this fall shoe trend.

Mary Janes

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Clockwise From Top Left: Dior, Marc Jacobs, Prada and Marc Jacobs

Channel your inner school-girl this fall with the Mary Jane. Designers like Marc Jacobs and Dior displayed these shoes in muted tones, playing up the femininity of this cute fall shoe trend.

Combat Boots

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Clockwise From Top Left: Paco Rabanne, Dolce and Gabbana, Chloe and Paco Rabanne

These boots were made for...combat, apparently. Paying homage to the military motif, combat boots seem to be a consistency every fall. Designers such as Paco Rabanne and Dolce and Gabbana suggest these lace-up boots are the perfect way to play up the edginess of the upcoming colder months.


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Clockwise From Top Left: Molly Goddard, Gucci, Marc Jacobs and Chanel

A good pair of loafers is comparable to a good pair of jeans; they are very necessary. This season, designers displayed great infatuation for this old school trend. Adding an elevated take on subtle masculinity, loafers will be the newest addition to your wardrobe this fall.

The Pointed Toe

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Clockwise From Top Left: Celine, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs and Burberry

The ever-so-edgy pointed toe trend is here for fall, and we are feeling the vintage nostalgia. A distinctive component of elegancy, this geometric-chic trend is the perfect way to elevate any fall look. The pointed toe shoe has been on the rise for months, and after seeing how prevalent this trend was on the runway, we can't help but forecast this fall shoe trend is here to stay.


Chunky Sneakers

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Clockwise From Top Left: Versace, Maison Margiela, Rokh and Off-White

Perhaps the comfiest trend of all footwear is the chunky sneaker. Runways were rife with thick-soled sneakers as brands like Maison Margiela and Versace popularized a shoe that encourages comfort and style. Seen in bright colors such as acid green and neon orange, these bold tones put a modern twist on the beloved sneaker. Favored by those that prefer a more casual take on fashion, this fall shoe trend is perfect for dressing up or down.

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