The 7 Most Wearable Shoe Trends of Autumn Winter 2023 and Where to Shop Them Now

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Last Updated on September 24, 2023

Wondering which shoes are trending for autumn winter 2023 and where to shop them? Then you’ve come to the right place. Welcome to Wear Next’s no-nonsense guide to Fall’s most notable shoes and boots and how you can wear them right now. As a self-confessed footwear lover, there’s nothing I love more than researching all the latest shoe trends.

This season, workwear suits appeared on the AW23 runways and the trend continued all the way down to our feet too. What says office like a pair of court shoes? Black court shoes were spotted at Saint Laurent, Versace and Schiaparelli, adding a dose of elegance to our Fall wardrobes.

Feminine energy is in the air too, with details like bows emerging. This isn’t just exclusive to shoes of course, but the shoes at Chanel, Simone Rocha, Loewe and Giambattista Valli all came complete with cute bows, so now we’re adding them to our shoes. Mary-Janes remain an ongoing trend this year too, with Rodarte, Armani and Emilia Wickstead creating unique and dainty iterations of the shoe in their AW23 collections.

We all know that dainty ballet flats have been slowly creeping back into our closets over the past few seasons, but it’s safe to say they’ve become a bonafide staple. For AW23, they’re being given an edgy update with sharp points, with Prada, Givenchy and Bottega Veneta leading the trend. But the question is: can you really wear any of these trends? We only share trends that are really wearable, so it’s a resounding yes. Here, we show you how.

Next, take a look at our AW23 trend report and the biggest bag trends for Fall. If you’re looking for a new pair of boots, you might want to find out more about the biggest boots trends of the new season, and we’ve found some of the cutest new shoes and boots for autumn winter on the high street.

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Emilia Wickstead / Launchmetrics

I’ve been dying for a pair of Nodelato’s for what feels like an eternity, and 2023 might just be the year I invest as Mary-Janes are well and truly in. They’re a feminine staple, so they’re easily worn with dresses and skirts. Team them with knitted tights for a cute winter look that’s cosy as well as stylish.

Seen at Emilia Wickstead, Rodarte, Giogio Armani, Zimmermann, A.P.C. and Cavalli.

Très Vivier crystal-buckle patent-leather sandals

Très Vivier crystal-buckle patent-leather sandals, £1,130, Roger Vivier – buy now

Bulla Babies glossed-leather platform Mary Jane pumps

Bulla Babies glossed-leather platform Mary Jane pumps, £595, Nodaleto – buy now

Patent Leather Mary Jane Pumps, £120, & Other Stories – buy now


Chanel / Launchmetrics

Bows have been doing the rounds on anything and everything. You can wear these on your dresses, bags, even your hair – and now they’ve reached our feet. I’m ob-sessed with Chanel’s incredible shoes with bow and flower details (above), but if you’re looking for something a little more low-key, a ballet flat is an easy way to get the look.

Seen at Chanel, Loewe, Simone Rocha, Giambattista Valli and Versace.

Hitched bow detail mid heeled sandals in gold

Hitched bow detail mid heeled sandals in gold, £40, ASOS DESIGN – buy now


Lace up Ballet Flats with Bow, £29.99, Zara – buy now

mariel patent flat shoes in black Dr Martens

Mariel patent flat shoes in black, £124, Dr Martens – buy now


A.W.A.K.E. Mode / Launchmetrics

Wedges have been hanging around for a while now, and honestly, it’s a blessing. This comfy and easy-to-wear pair of shoes are perfect for those who hate the discomfort of sky-high heels but love the way they look. Sturdy, elegant and stylish, this season’s wedges come in an array of styles; at Ferragamo, they looked just like barely there shoes but with a chunky heel, while A.W.A.K.E. Mode offered up some incredible sculptural styles.

Seen at A.W.A.K.E. Mode, Missoni, Chloé, Dior, Molly Goddard and more.

Vaughn slingback wedge pumps

Vaughn slingback wedge pumps, now £222, By Far – buy now

Two-Tone Asymmetric Platform Sandals

Two-Tone Asymmetric Platform Sandals, £89, Charles & Keith – buy now

Pointed Leather Wedge Pumps, £135, COS – buy now

Pointed Leather Wedge Pumps, £135, COS – buy now

Court Shoes

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Saint Laurent / Launchmetrics

Black court shoes are one of those iconic styles that really never go out of style, and this season they proved why they’re so timeless. A continuation of the workwear trend we’re seeing this season, black court shoes are the power suit’s right-hand man. The two work completely in sync, creating a look that means business.

Seen at Saint Laurent, Schiaparelli, Prada, Moschino and more.

Wide Fit Salary mid heeled court shoes in black ASOS DESIGN

Wide Fit Salary mid heeled court shoes in black, £28, ASOS DESIGN – buy now

Stiletto Heel Pointed Court Shoes M&S Collection

Stiletto Heel Pointed Court Shoes, £29.50, M&S Collection – buy now

Forever Comfort® Point Court Shoes Next

Forever Comfort® Point Court Shoes, £36, Next – buy now

Pointed flats

Giorgio Armani / Launchmetrics

If you’re into the shape of court shoes but can’t stand wearing heels, may I introduce you to the next best thing? Pointed flats have a similar sharp edge but offer so much more comfort, meaning they can be worn day in, day out. Ballet flats have been proving hugely popular lately, but if they’re a bit too dainty for you, try these. Team yours with slouchy jeans for a smart casual look.

Seen at Giorgio Armani, Prada, Tory Burch and more.

Pearl Embellished Slingback Ballerinas & Other Stories

Pearl Embellished Slingback Ballerinas, £100, & Other Stories – buy now

Bow point-toe spazzolato-leather ballet flats Prada

Bow point-toe spazzolato-leather ballet flats, £580, Prada – buy now

Metallic Bar Accent Slingback Flats  Charles & Keith

Metallic Bar Accent Slingback Flats, £65, Charles & Keith – buy now

Red hot

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Stella McCartney / Launchmetrics

Red is the colour of the season, so let your feet do the talking by wearing shoes in the bright hue. While head-to-toe red was seen at Stella McCartney, wearing red shoes alongside a monochrome outfit offers a welcome pop of colour.

Seen at Stella McCartney, Loewe, Giambattista Valli, Simone Rocha, Blumarine, David Koma and more.


Gazelle Indoor Shoes, £90, adidas – buy now

Miss Jane 55 iridescent patent-leather pumps Christian Louboutin

Miss Jane 55 iridescent patent-leather pumps, £650, Christian Louboutin – buy now

Coy premium leather sling back heeled mule in red Topshop

Coy premium leather sling back heeled mule in red, £70, Topshop – buy now

Slouchy boots

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Isabel Marant / Launchmetrics

You didn’t think we wouldn’t include any boots in this list, did you? Slouchy boots are back, and they’re surprisingly similar to those we wore back in Y2K. They ran thigh-high at Isabel Marant, Burberry and Sportmax, but this trend works (and is perhaps more wearable) when worn as ankle or knee-high boots too. Wear yours with a boho dress and chunky knit for an effortless winter look.

Seen at Isabel Marant, Sportmax, Elie Saab, Burberry and more.


Silver Metallic Slouch Heeled Boots, £60, River Island – buy now

UO Sierra Suede Taupe Western Boots

UO Sierra Suede Taupe Western Boots, £82, Urban Outfitters – buy now

Paris Texas
slouched ankle boots

Slouched ankle boots, £651, Paris Texas – buy now