At this point, the summer's Bottega mule craze has reached its peak and we're more than ready to see some new footwear trends. The Fall/Winter 2021 runways did not dissapoint, with decadent designs that are guaranteed to banish any upcoming winter blues. From pointed-toe heels at Balenciaga and Michael Kors to bedazzled boots from Prada and Victoria Beckham, L'OFFICIEL outlines how to keep your shoe game going strong throughout the cold.

Gladiator Heels

Pyer Moss Fall/Winter 2021 Haute Couture

Unlike its ~cheugy~ flat cousin, the modern gladiator sandal makes legs look miles long with up-to-there laces and sky-high heels. At the Pyer Moss couture show, an architectural heel added intrigue to the statement shoe.

White Boots

Fendi Fall/Winter 2021 Haute Couture

A callback to the Swinging '60s, this retro shoe is here to stay, as seen at Fendi's couture collection. The mod look is made suitable for winter with an over-the-knee length, keeping legs warm in style.

Pointed-Toe Heels

Balenciaga Fall/Winter 2021 Haute Couture

Michael Kors Fall/Winter 2021

After the summer's square-toe craze, we'll see a return to the elegant pointed toe look as the weather cools down. The shape elongates legs and adds polish to otherwise simple looks, as seen at Balenciaga Haute Couture and Michael Kors.

Spectator-Style Shoes

Chanel Fall/Winter 2021 Haute Couture

Dior Fall/Winter 2021 Haute Couture

Chanel Haute Couture paired its decadent couture ensembles with a modern interpretation of the Jazz Age spectator shoe. The contemporary version is sleeker, keeping the contrasting two-tone shapes without dated, frilly details. A negative space version of the shoe was also seen at Dior Haute Couture.


Dior Fall/Winter 2021 Haute Couture

As opposed to the season's standard leather and suede boots, we might see a surge of tweed-clad shoes this winter. The fabric's marled texture breaks up heavier cold-weather materials, as shown at Dior Haute Couture.

Contrasting Metal Toes

Pyer Moss Fall/Winter 2021 Haute Couture

Saint Laurent Fall/Winter 2021

Colorblocking is a great way to add visual intrigue to darker winter colors, seen at both Pyer Moss Haute Couture and Saint Laurent. Elements of gold and silver act as extra adornments for the foot, making for a decadent look.

Knee-Length Boots

Michael Kors Fall/Winter 2021

Oft-overlooked, boots that hit just below the knee are again becoming a style staple. The classic sihouette pairs well with a variety of skirts and pants, exemplified by Michael Kors.

Crocodile Leather

Jason Wu Fall/Winter 2021

Funky yet refined, crocodile leather adds an extra textural element to elevate any ensemble. At Jason Wu, a variety of different colors was refreshing against more traditional winter textiles.

Bedazzled Boots

Prada Fall/Winter 2021

Victoria Beckham Fall/Winter 2021

Prada and Victoria Beckham took extra to the next level with sequin and glitter-encrusted boots for the Fall/Winter 2021 runway. The glistening fabrics are a sure way to banish winter blues and add main character energy to any outfit. For maximum effect, keep the rest of your ensemble as minimal as possible to let the boots take center stage.