The Fall Trend Report: 5 Footwear Styles We’re Loving

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From its warm, golden days to its cool, crips nights, the change of season from summer to fall still stirs excitement within. Add to the mix cozy sweaters, blanket scarves and the rich hues of fall fashion and we’re ready to greet the cooler weather faster than you can say “foliage.” Need another reason to love the season? We’ve rounded up a fashionable fall footwear trend for every mood (and forecast) to keep you cute and cozy—and yes, comfortable!—as you kick up those fallen leaves and sip your golden milk latte.


Serious Sneakers

Think of this fall trend as your favorite athleisure shoes meets… Dad sneakers? With soles getting bigger and bolder and the sneaker silhouette looking chunkier by the minute, not only is this look a blend of tourist-sneaker-meets-cool-shoe, but luckily for us, it’s also taking serious comfort to a whole new level.

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Gel-Lyte® Keisei by Asics®, courtesy of Athleta.com.


Spotted: Leopard Print Everything

Bags, shoes and beyond: This fall, the classic leopard print is once again having a moment. The neutral tones make it perfect for pairing with deep autumnal tones or brighter hues alike, and it looks as good on a scarf or tote bag as it does on flats or booties. 

Easy Spirit Caldise Low Heel Dress Shoes courtesy of Fisher Footwear.


Make Mules Your Thing

Mules are kind of like fall itself: the ideal transition between one thing and another. With an open back and closed toe—for when you’re not ready for a full-shoe commitment— they slip on effortlessly and look polished while still being practical. Whether you opt for flats or heels, the mule silhouette is a ubiquitous fall trend that looks good with pretty much everything in your wardrobe.

Easy Spirit Crellin Suede Casual Flat Mule courtesy of Fisher Footwear.

Cozy Comfort

Cold weather boots have finally caught up to fashion’s obsession with athletic wear, and this fall trend showcases styles that are more like cozy hi-tops than “intrepid explorer” winter designs of past. New technology and sleeker designs means these styles won’t weigh you down during your outdoor fun—or your messy morning commute.



Chamonix Boot by Native at Athleta.com.



Faux Real, Though

When it doubt, faux it out. Faux fur accents on coats, shoes and bags add a luxury aesthetic to this season’s styles—and this year, faux fur is looking better than ever. Whether you reach for a full faux topper, a vest for layering or booties, allow yourself to fall in love with faux fur for fall… and winter.

Easy Spirit Crandi Casual Flat Mules courtesy of Fisher Footwear.


Looking for more fall fashion trends? Check out how to transition from the gym to happy hour with the latest in athleisure.

About The Author

Amy Flyntz

Amy Flyntz

Amy Flyntz is a Brooklyn-based writer and the founder of Amy Flyntz Copywriting. She spends her days weaving words to woo the masses, reading memoirs (and her horoscope) and snuggling with her rescue dog, Linus. Amy can be reached at www.amyflyntz.com.

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