6 Winter Shoe Trends for When You Can’t Bear a Boring Boot

6 Winter Shoe Trends for When You Can’t Bear a Boring Boot
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My current Tiktok obsession is user Deanna Giulietti, known for sharing her outfit of the day, or ooh-ta-da, at the request of her adoring followers. “Back it up, back it up, peep the shoe,” she always says, “move it forward, move it over, peep the shoe.” The more I watch, the more I realize I really need to step up my footwear game, which is why I’m taking 2022’s winter shoe trends so seriously.

OK, I’m kind of joking—Giulietti’s videos are just one of the many reasons I want to go shoe shopping. Another? This year’s trends are hella cute, and I don’t want to miss out. This season, there’s a wide variety of trending silhouettes and details, and you can dress them up or down. Chloé made rain boots cool again with a single pair, and now, tons of chunky, monochrome lug sole boots are taking over street style. On a daintier note, loafers are back, and you can decide for yourself whether you’re into more traditional workwear styles or creative, dressy takes.

Given that we’re all starting to feel some separation anxiety from our slippers, it’s no surprise that fluffy faux-fur styles are trending, too—but not all the looks this season are casual and cozy. Chains and literal shoe jewelry are all the rage, and there are plenty of options that range from hard-core to delicate. If you want to start the new year on another level (literally), you’ll love the sky high platform boots or and chunky clogs that have been gaining momentum in the trend-sphere.

With that, I’ll let you peruse the styles below to get a true feel for what’s hot right now. These winter shoe trends will help you start off 2022 on the right (very stylish) foot. Enjoy!

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Loafers

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Courtesy of The Drop.

Duchess Slip On Loafer

These loafers
from Amazon’s The Drop are ready to become the most loved pair in your closet. They come in black and brown faux-leather and are extra comfortable with a padded footbed. 


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Courtesy of Bueno.

Della Penny Loafers

Black penny loafers are having a moment but why not switch things up and get them in white instead? This style is sure to pop against a fun pair of crew socks.

 

Chained Up

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Courtesy of Vince Camuto.

Baminie Slip-On Sandal

Chains don’t always translate to hard-core. The anklet-esque detailing on this pair of Vince Camuto heels adds a delicate touch.


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Courtesy of Linea Paolo.

Elsie Platform Loafer

If you love the aforementioned loafer trend, take it up a notch with chain statement detailing! The last thing this pair of chain loafers will be considered is preppy. 

 

(Faux) Fur Real

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Courtesy of Jeffrey Campbell.

Faux Fur Bootie

I am currently looking for any excuse to wear these fabulous faux fur boots. You’re sure to be the center of attention (which is always my ultimate goal) in these statement shoes. 


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Courtesy of RAYE.

Regina Heel

If the full-on faux fur boot is a little much for you, opt for these fuzzy heels instead. They would look so cute peeking out under a tailored trouser.

Lug Soles

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Courtesy of Sam Edelman.

Davina Boot

Lug soles are here to stay and will most likely last a few more seasons!  The sock-like ankle detail on this pair of boots will make them extra comfortable. 


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Courtesy of Schutz.

Kendy Lug Sole Boot

This pair of lug sole boots hits higher on the ankle, which will help make your legs look longer. 

 

Sky High

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Courtesy of Steve Madden.

Cobra Black Leather boots

Need a confidence boost? The 5 inch platform on this pair of boots should do the trick! The 2 inch platform will help make these easy to walk in. 

 

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Courtesy of Jeffrey Campbell.

Refresh Platform Boot

I love the patent leather finish on this pair of platform Jeffery Campbell boots. The platform on the front portion of the boot is just as high as the back so it won’t even feel like you’re wearing heels!

Clogs

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Courtesy of Hunter.

Original Play Clog

These rubber Hunter clogs make me want to move to the country and take up gardening. They would look so cute with a pair of ruffled crew socks. 


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Courtesy of Crocs.

Classic Bae Clog

If you love (or hate) Crocs, you’ll really love (or hate) the platform version! These bad boys come in four fun colors so there’s no way you’ll go unnoticed. 

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