I got a new pair of the same style of Mary Jane shoes for school each September for more years of my youth than I care to remember. My wide feet made anything else impractical. One year they were red, the next black, then they were navy, followed by brown…you get the idea. It was painfully boring so once I grew into my wide feet, I went in search of interesting shoes.
My feet are still wide and plagued with more problems than just width these days, but that doesn’t keep me from enjoying what’s new, so long as they are comfortable.
So let’s talk about shoes and some wearable trends for fall.
These are certainly not new but they’re back in a big way. A kitten heel is technically a short skinny stiletto with a feminine vibe. The micro kitten is on my must find for fall list. Their heels are as low as 1″ which is what makes my feet happy these days. These kitten heels are 2″ heel and my go-to for dressy occasions. I’ve worn mine with or without the removable bow on the back and found them easy to walk in. Now I’m not talking about a day of shopping, but they’re great for dinner out, a wedding, party, or the theater.
SHOP KITTEN HEELS
Also on my radar are these Booties with a 1 3/4″ heel and a cushioned footbed. These Tweed pumps have the same 1 3/4″ heel and cushioned footbed. Wear kitten heels with anything you’d wear a high heel with. Their delicate shape is particularly flattering with skinny pant legs, skirts, and dresses. These classic slingbacks have a 1 3/4″ heel and will always be fashionable.
Animal print is popular on everything this fall and footwear is no exception. My favorite is faux aligator and crocodile print. I’m looking forward to bringing out these gray leopard booties this fall, (lower heel version) because they add a nice pop to a neutral outfit. Snakeskin is hugely popular in footwear this fall. These Blondo waterproof booties are 60% off, which is pretty amazing at the beginning of the rainy season.
SHOP THE LOOK
I love the cut-outs on the shaft of these booties. I frequently alter the heels of my footwear but know I couldn’t get enough taken off these heels to make my bunion happy. I’ve been wearing these around the house for hours at a time to be sure they won’t hurt and think they will be winners for me this fall.
My square, wide feet are very happy to see this trend coming back. Yes, a pointy toe helps lengthen the look of your leg, but squared toe footwear helps shorten the look of your foot. You’ve seen me wear these many times because they’re super comfy. These beauties from Everlane have such a great combination of details. The circular heel is low and a great contrast to the square toe. The crocodile texture is on-trend and a timeless classic. This suede bootie by Sarto has a nice low, block heel so it will be stable to walk on.
SHOP THE LOOK
I’ll be keeping my eye out for more comfy shoes this fall because several old favorites have simply bit the dust. As I like to remind my husband, shoes and clothes can and do have an expiration date based on how worn out they look;)
Will you be trying any new trends in footwear this fall?