Fall 2018’s Shoe Trends

Fall 2018’s Shoe Trends

Fall 2018’s Shoe Trends


One of the reasons we love October and Fashion Month so much is that it’s the perfect time to step out in the newest shoes of the season. And the transitional early fall weather provides the perfect conditions for debuting a wide range of styles during a busy month of shows. Whether showcasing animal print in heels by Tomasini and Giannico, tapping into logo-mania with Gucci sneakers, or slipping into PVC heels, ruffled mules, or cowboy boots by Fendi, these are the best versions of all the latest trends that caught our photographer’s lens. And, of course, they’re all available now at our store locations and on barneys.com. Keep watching this space, as we’ll continuously update with our favorite shoes as we travel from New York to Europe all month long.

Fall 2018’s best shoe

But it’s about time for you to look forward, because fall 2018’s best shoe trends are starting to land in stores—and you’re going to want to shop them. You can be one of those people ready to step out in the newest styles instead of scrambling to find them midseason.

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This fall there are a handful of key silhouettes that can’t be missed, simply because they’re so eye-catching: Western-style boots, bright colors, tapestry prints, glammed-up Mary Janes…. Your go-to black leather booties just won’t cut it.

Biggest boot trend

Prepare to take your style out West with fall’s biggest boot trend. You can go full outlaw with buckles and fringe (à la Isabel Marant), or for something more streamlined and modern (like Paco Rabanne’s topstitched and metal-capped styles). Even if you’re not the giddy-up type, there’s bound to be a take that will work in your wardrobe—the sturdy block heels alone make this comfortable style a worthy addition to your closet. Paco Rabanne*

Some people are handbag people. Others are shoe people. I am absolutely a shoe person; but with all of the new and exciting shoe trends popping up for this summer, you’ll no doubt see me at my local Style Encore store seeking out a few new pairs for myself, and I’m sharing what’s on my shopping list right here.

Loafer style

With each passing year, espadrilles are becoming less of a seasonal trend and more of a summer staple. You’ll see them worn well outside of the beach, from the mall to a lunch date or even a wedding. Whether you’re into a loafer style, lace-up flats, platforms or even heels, they come in a massive variety of colors, fabrics, and silhouettes. Find a pair with a brightly colored canvas upper to make your look pop, or a skin-tone suede to lengthen your legs.

“Dad” sneakers have been quickly making their way around the fashion scene, and most people either love them or hate them. However, they’re one of those trends that you can make work in your favor if you’re game to try. There are a ton of different styles that, technically, I could see my dad wearing—some are my style, others miss the mark. A secondhand shop is the perfect place to find trends like this because literally anything goes! If you find a pair of white trainers or neon-accented running shoes, try to expand your outfit ideas beyond athleisure. Pair your sneakers with overalls and an off-the-shoulder top, or even a cute summer dress.

While some might think PVC shoes—think clear and plasticity—are a look to be reserved for the rich and famous (or maybe the swimming pool), they are everywhere right now. Designers are creating clear vinyl stilettos covered in pearls or crystals, as well as flat, simply strapped sandals ideal for taking the kids to the park or cruising the weekend farmers markets. You can also find some accented by neon pink or electric red, which give off a louder and more youthful vibe. Just don’t forget your summer pedicure before putting your feet on display!

Major fall 2018 shoe trends

Shoes are our guilty shopping pleasure. If that’s the case for you too, you’ll be pleased to know that you don’t have to wait a second more to shop 2018’s most popular styles. After checking out which colors and silhouettes were most abundant on the Spring runways, we compiled a list of several must-have styles for the new year. Don’t worry; you can find shoes at every price point so you can test the trend without going over budget. Read on to see our top picks, and then start adding your favorites to your cart. Ahead, check out some of the major fall 2018 shoe trends you can shop right now.

Here are the newest shoe-styles of 2018 for ladies:

PVC Details Shoes/Top Boots

Kitten Heels Mules

Slingback Shoes

Combat Boots

Cowboy Boots

Pretty Pastel Shoes

Dad Sneakers

Strap It Up Shoes

Western Boots/Booties


Knee-High Leather Boots

Ornamental Heels

Chunky Dad Sneakers

Schoolgirl Block Heels

Animal Print

’80s Lady

Combat Craze


Fall 2018's Shoe Trends