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5 Fall 2022 Shoe Trends To Wear This Season

Right now it may seem like summer will never end, but cooler weather is coming, and I keep getting questions about the fall 2022 shoe trends and how to wear them with the current denim styles.

In my 2022 fall trend report, I named three types of shoes that are trending this season, and today I’m diving deeper into each style and how to wear them. I also rounded up some shopping inspiration for each!

What Shoes & Boots To Wear This Fall

I named three fall 2022 shoe trends in my 2022 fall trend report but I’ve added two more to this post for a total of five. You don’t need all of these in your closet, but these are my personal favorites, and some you can even start wearing right now!

#1. Clogs & Mules

Kork-Ease Darby Clogs (8) // Nordstrom sweater (S) // Good American straight ankle jeans (6) // AllSaints tote

Clogs have been making their way back onto the fashion scene for the past few years, but this year they’re really taking hold. You can wear clogs with just about anything — from straight crop jeans (as shown above) to full-length flares to dresses.

The sling back style of these Kork-Ease slingback clogs keep them on my feet better than the open back styles, plus the hand-finished leather upper is soft against the foot, and the Kork-Ease signature cork-covered foam footbed is supremely comfortable.

I rounded up a bunch of other clog options below, and I threw in a couple pairs of mules as well. Mules are more of a classic style for those who aren’t into the 70’s retro vibe.

#2. Wooden Platform Sandals

Seychelles heels (8) // floral top (S) // Edwin bootcut jeans (29; similar for less) // Tory Burch hobo

Platforms are one of the biggest fall 2022 shoe trends, and I’m seeing a lot of platform sandals with wooden heels and neutral uppers like these Seychelles Heels. These are a really nice option for those of us who live in areas where the weather doesn’t cool down until later in the fall season.

Mine have a suede strap, which I like a lot for transitioning to fall, but leather works just fine too. It’s also the color of these that keeps them more fall-appropriate. You can wear wooden platform sandals with all styles and lengths of jeans as well as dresses and skirts.

#3. Western-Inspired Boots

Sam Edelman Agnes Western Boots (8) // Madewell sweater (S) // Mother Hustler ankle flares (29; similar for less) // AllSaints shoulder bag

Western-inspired boots are having a moment this fall, and they come in all different colors and heel heights. I found discovered the Sam Edelman Agnes Western Boots at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. These are good quality boots and very comfortable, so I ended up buying them in both Warm Copper and Sesame Suede.

You can wear Western style boots with just about anything. They pair well with dresses, if that aligns with your personal style, and of course they look great with jeans. These are particularly well-suited to full-length flares, but you can also wear them with cropped or ankle-length flares, as shown above, and straight leg jeans as well.

#4. Retro Runners

rag & bone Retro Sneakers (8.5) // Madewell henley sweater (S) // Pistola Denim straight crop jeans (29)

Sneakers continue to be a solid fashion choice going into fall, and the retro runner style is particularly taking off right now. I feel like these look best with casual outfits, especially jeans. You can certainly wear them will longer lengths, but I styled mine with a cropped straight above.

I’m wearing the rag & bone Retro Sneakers from the #NSale in the Light Sand Suede, and they’re quite spendy at full price, so I rounded up some other options below. While retro styles are taking hold, that doesn’t mean you have to get rid of your clean white sneakers or court styles. In fact, I think they work better with dresses, so it’s nice to have some of each.

#5. Lug Sole Chelsea Boots

Tory Burch Chelsea Boots (old) // Madewell The Perfect Vintage Flare Jean // Rails Collins Utility Jacket (old) // AllSaints backpack (black only)

Lug sole boots, especially the Chelsea boot style with the goring on the sides became really popular over the last few seasons, and they’re still going strong. A lot of times, this style of boot is big and clunky, but you can find more streamlined styles if you hunt.

Again, you can wear these boots with just about anything, depending on your personal style. I’ve definitely seen them paired with dresses, but I’ll be wearing mine with jeans. The pictures above are from last year, but I rounded up some current options below. I didn’t find as many of these as the other styles, but I think there will be more as we get further into the fall season.

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photos: Alison Cornell

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