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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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, £1,130, Roger Vivier – buy now
Bulla Babies glossed-leather platform Mary Jane pumps, £595, Nodaleto – buy now
Patent Leather Mary Jane Pumps, £120, & Other Stories – buy now
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, £40, ASOS DESIGN – buy now
Lace up Ballet Flats with Bow, £29.99, Zara – buy now
Mariel patent flat shoes in black, £124, Dr Martens – buy now
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, now £222, By Far – buy now
Two-Tone Asymmetric Platform Sandals, £89, Charles & Keith – buy now
Pointed Leather Wedge Pumps, £135, COS – buy now
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, £28, ASOS DESIGN – buy now
Stiletto Heel Pointed Court Shoes, £29.50, M&S Collection – buy now
Forever Comfort® Point Court Shoes, £36, Next – buy now
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, £100, & Other Stories – buy now
Bow point-toe spazzolato-leather ballet flats, £580, Prada – buy now
Metallic Bar Accent Slingback Flats, £65, Charles & Keith – buy now
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, £650, Christian Louboutin – buy now
Coy premium leather sling back heeled mule in red, £70, Topshop – buy now
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, £82, Urban Outfitters – buy now
Slouched ankle boots, £651, Paris Texas – buy now