I hate to be the bearer of bad news but in less than two months winter will be upon us. I know, I know, it’s not something any of use want to think about, but when it comes to winter footwear a little preparation is advisable. You don’t want to get caught in a snowstorm and discover your only shoes are summer sandals, party pumps, and a raggedy pair of converse.
Let’s take a look at this year’s winter footwear trends and find out what will be on our feet in just 6 and half weeks.
- Chunky-Soled Chelsea Boots
A pair of solid Chelsea boots continue to be a firm favourite for the winter season. These sturdy boots come in many styles but this year’s hot design is the Chelsea boot with a chunky sole. Several designers offered chunky shoe designs this year including Stella McCartney who presented a traditional black leather Chelsea boot with a seriously chunky sole.
2. Zip Booties
Zip booties combine refined style, practicality, and professionalism. Suitable for wearing in office environments, zip booties are a great hybrid shoe for winter. That said, if the tough really gets going you’ll want to switch out the booties for some real boots.
3. Ankle-High Hiking Boots
When things start of freeze or the snow starts falling you’ll want to break out some serious shoes. This is wear rugged, robust hiking boots enter into the winter wear equation. Look for ankle-high hiking boots with extra padding or lining for warmth. A pair of gritty yet stylish hiking boots will see you through the winter months whether you’re in the city or spending time in the countryside.
4. Chunky Wellies
Continuing with 2020’s chunky theme, chunky wellies are this year’s new heavyweight footwear. Last year saw the turbo heavyweight boot making the rounds in the world of fashion and now some of the top Italian fashion houses have brought to us the heavyweight welly. Replete with all terrain tread that boasts several centimetres of thickness, the chunky welly is certain to keep your feet safe throughout the winter.
This year’s flat is undoubtedly the loafer. Fashionable and functional, the loafer might not be the warmest shoe but it’s certainly in vogue this season. Loafers made an appearance during fashion weeks around the world this year and are tipped as a hot item for autumn/winter 2020. These versatile shoes go with just about anything and are practical enough to endure a sidewalk in winter.