Sandals, flip-flops, and slides–classic summer footwear–are out of season. However, boots, loafers, and closed shoes are now in. Step into fall with the following fresh, cozy, and attractive pairs of shoes.
- Women’s Olly Platform Boots
Boots generally keep the feet, ankles, and lower shins free from chilly temperatures. The Women’s Olly Platform Boots, sold at Target for $39.99, are perfect for doing just that. Offered in the colors cognac, off-white, and a multi-colored design of various brown shades, the platform boots have an appealing autumn touch. They also have memory foam construction to keep the feet comfortable, 3.75-inch block heels to create a lifted slick fit, and an outer faux suede material to keep the boot design intact.
Loafers easily slip on and off the foot, creating a comfortable fit. Without any fastenings, loafers can be likened to slippers, except they are more elaborate in design and more suitable for public fashion. ASOS sells “Magnus Chunky Loafers in Black” for $45 with a “snaffle detail” (the silver strap buckle) and chunky ridged soles. Designer Shoe Warehouse’s (DSW) website has a section dedicated to men’s loafers and slip-on shoes, with styles ranging from Steve Madden velvet pairs for $89.99 to Clarks leather slip-ons for $79.99.
- Chelsea Boots
The following features best classify the chelsea boot: closed-fitting for maximal warmth, ankle-high for suitable coverage, and a stretchy elastic side panel for comfortability. Their simple, basic design can best suit any outfit, whether it be formal or casual. JCPenney sells an “Arizona Womens Thayer Block Heel Chelsea Boot” in black for $47.99. Forever 21 sells Platform Chelsea Boots for $27.99 in black or white. For men, a great option for Chelsea boots can be found at Macy’s–for $28, the company sells Faux-Leather Pull-On Chelsea Boots in black or brown.
- Dr. Martens
Although Dr. Martens have been around since the 60s, they still never go out of style. The shoes remain a classic fan favorite, and their material, design, and coverage are perfect for the fall season. Some suitable options include the Jadon Smooth Leather Platform Boots for $200 in white or black, or the 1460 Patent Leather Lace Up Boots for $160, offered in black, white, pale pink, turquoise, and more. Despite their high price, customers are paying for long-lasting quality, and the shoes will last them through multiple fall seasons, not just one.
Everyday casual shoes can be suited for any season, but to fit the fall aesthetic, pick a shade pattern that best represents the new season. Vans sells “Old Skool” shoes for $70 in a rain drum/true white color and an ethereal/true white color. Tilly’s sells classic Converse high tops in a dark root color for $84.99. Casual shoes are always beneficial to own, but spice up a classic white sneaker with a touch of fall.