We Couldn’t Take Our Eyes Off the Shoe Trends We Spotted at NYFW

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. New York Fashion Week is here, and the street style outfits have been top-notch. My saved feed is filled with brightly colored shoes (orange, to be exact), coats that make a statement, and outfits I plan to wear as soon as humanly possible. My fellow Who What Wear editors, Jasmine Fox-Suliaman and Yusra Siddiqui, are on the ground at NYFW and currently have two jobs: to report on the FW 2022 trends you’re soon to know and love and to and look extremely stylish while doing so.

As they run from show to show, these editors are relying on their statement-making shoes from Schutz to get them where they need to be. I’m currently obsessed with their ‘fits, and I think you will be, too. (Hint: Tall boots are involved.) These are the six trendy shoe styles to keep your eye on now.

If there’s a shoe style I’m pretty much never going to get rid of, it’s a pair of strappy sandals. I love how dramatic this pair is and how it adds a touch of edge to the look. Jasmine told me, “Come early spring, I’m so excited to start wearing sandals again. What’s so fun about these shoes is that they have a trend-forward square toe and can be tied up to your knees (which is also very in right now). To make the shoes feel more apropos during the daytime, I paired them with a sweaterdress under a leather skirt and a small handbag.”

A tall boot with an even taller heel? Okay, I’ll take it. “There’s nothing I love more in life than a knee-high boot, so I have to get a few more wears out of the style before the weather becomes too balmy,” Jasmine mentioned. “I love the idea of pairing a tall boot with a miniskirt because it makes these two sultrier trends feel a bit more toned down. And adding a matching blazer and a fun bag adds a final element of polish to the look.”

There’s an art to picking the perfect boot for fashion week, and a slouchy option is always a good idea. It’s stylish and classic but has a touch of trendiness. “Slouchy boots have been trending this season, and I have to say I was dubious about the trend until I got this suede pair from Schutz. They’re too cute. I wanted to pair them with a bright-orange, open-back sweaterdress and a shearling shoulder bag to make them pop a little more. When you have such a great neutral boot, you can really go wild with your other picks, and it will always keep you grounded.”

I told you that I have my eye on strappy orange shoes. I love how Yusra styled this pair with colorful printed pants. “When it comes to fashion week, I love experimenting with color,” she told me. “Orange is trending hard for 2022, as evidenced on the spring runways. These heels are the perfect pop of color whether I wear them with more colors or with neutrals.”

Sorry, fam. Combat boots aren’t going anywhere, and the thicker the lug sole, the better. “When it comes to trotting around fashion week, I prioritize comfort for most of my days,” Yusra mentioned. “I know these boots will get me anywhere I need to go. To make them feel chicer, I wore leather pants and a trendy quilted puffer.”

This boot is so good, they had to make it twice. If you’re not into a higher heel, opt for a lower one like this style. “I love leather knee-high boots because they can instantly elevate this look,” she told me. “This pair has just the right amount of heel that I need. Without these boots, my jeans-and-coat look could be deemed more casual, but the boots take it to a whole new level.”