There’s no doubt about it: Fall ’19 will be all about the boot.
Did it ever go away? Not entirely, but with the fashion sneaker, sculptural heel and myriad versions of the mule dominating past seasons, an up-the-leg style didn’t feel — or sell — as much as it had in the past.
This time, designers are imploring retailers and consumers to veer away from basic black and go for a big statement. Whether through color, print (mostly animal), metallics, embellishment, heel variety — or a combination of the above — the selection is seemingly endless.
Below, five must-have categories for the season. Click through to see a full look at all of the boots of fall ’19.
Exotics All Over
Snakeskin and snakeskin print is the new neutral for fall ’19. Take your pick on heel height and shape and dress it up or down from there.
Snakeskin printed leather boots from Casadei for fall ’19.
A python over-the-knee boot from Gianvito Rossi’s fall ’19 collection.
CREDIT: Shannon Adducci
Last season’s leopard has morphed into an entire animal kingdom that also includes zebra and other abstract iterations of mammalian-inspired prints, usually done on calf hair.
Paris Texas’s zebra boot for fall ’19.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Paris Texas