So that you know exactly what to spend your money on, we’re breaking down all the trends you need to know for 2020. Others kept their eyes on the full looks during fashion month (or the incredible beauty moments of the season) but the shoe obsessives among us were paying attention to what the models wore on their feet as they strutted down the spring and fall 2020 runways.
In case you missed anything from these shows, we rounded up the footwear trends we spotted, ahead, from rhinestone-covered footwear to the return of thigh-high boots in various prints and colors. Don’t stock up on too many spring/summer sandals—you’ll want to keep space in your closet for what will be the most coveted shoes of the year.
This is your chance to shine, quite literally. Rhinestones and other embellishments popped up in small doses on the fall 2020 runways of JW Anderson, Giambattista Valli, Area, and Halpern. The diamanté touches make these the perfect evening shoe.
Naylin Heels in Black
Rhinestone embellishments are an easy way to make a black sandal feel more appropriate for the evening. Style this with your favorite silky slip dress.
Crystal-Embellished Leather Slingback Pumps
This fancy slingback pump sparkles with white rhinestones across the foot strap. The stiletto heel comes in at 3.25 inches and has a classic pointed-toe shape.
Elve J Booties
The fringe rhinestones will swing in all directions when you walk, instantly making your look (and day) more fun.
All across the runways, from the brands pictured above to JW Anderson and Simone Rocha, chains were the choice of embellishment for many designers. Whether wrapped around the ankle of a boot or across the toe, this metal detail added that something extra to your footwear without looking distasteful. Considering chunky chain necklaces/bracelets are a jewelry trend for 2020, don’t be surprised that your shoes are decked out too.
Black Chain Aurora Sandals
There’s no need for an ankle bracelet—this shoe does the job. The dainty chains on this black sandal are a serious shoe jewelry moment.
Chain Detail Leather Boot
Black boots are your comfort zone and that’s totally fine. If you wish to step it up just a bit, however, consider this half chain strap on the back. It’s a conservative addition, but sets this black boot apart from the rest.
Crystal-Embellished Leather Pumps
On board with the gold chain trend? Take it one step further stylistically with this ruby red crystal-encrusted chain strap that drapes elegantly across your foot.
A Twist on Over-the-Knee Boots
Have no fear though, this over-the-knee style is poised to make a return to the front of your shoe rack in 2020. On the runways, over-the-knee boots were fresher than ever with square toe iterations, floral designs, and drawstrings.
Thigh-High Pointed-Toe Boots
This crinkled leather boot pairs perfectly for work with a long dress.
Zuzanna Over-the-Knee Boot
A classic over-the-knee boot that comes in a timeless neutral color so you can wear it season after season. Style with everything from your spring dresses to your fall knit top and skirt sets.
Whitney ’90s Weejuns
These lug-sole loafers are a favorite around the office. We all sport our pairs on the daily.
Cosy BB Flat Carrera Leather Mules
These slip-on loafers would have given Hugh Hefner a run for his money.