It’s that time of year again, where we at Stylight, present the boot trends for the upcoming Fall/Winter season. And for this particular report we have closely examined the new trends from the Fall/Winter 22/23 runway shows and one thing is clear – ankle boots are taking a break from center stage. While ankle boots still remain a style staple, 2022 boot trends seem to be all about high, knee-grazing styles. This trend switch has also been confirmed by online shopping behavior. Compared to last year, demand for ankle boots has dropped by 34%.
And it’s no wonder, because this season runway shows presented, almost exclusively, tall boots. From slouchy boots, to boots that fit like a glove, to the super trendy, thigh high boots. So without further ado, here are the 7 most important boot trends for FW 22/23.
From street style looks to runway shows, the thigh high boot has definitely made its entrance as THE boot silhouette of the season. With a 45% increase in clicks on Stylight compared to last year, we’re expecting to see a versatile range of colors, styles, and looks as this fall season comes around.
A more relaxed fit for boots is trending as an alternative for those who can’t get behind the “second skin” fit. Isabel Marant’s FW 22/23 collection featured this style in a variety of colors, all thigh high of course – and clicks for this boot trend have increased by over 1000% this year in anticipation for fall.
Vinyl or shiny boots
The boots this season are not just getting higher they’re getting shinier. Boots with a glossy, vinyl finish are getting more attention, with clicks increasing by over 1000% compared to last year.
Skin tight boots
They cling to us like a second skin, are ultra sexy, and are super trendy. On TikTok, the “Spice Boots” by Naked Wolfe have become extremely famous. And although GenZ is crazy about this particular 90s style with chunky platform heels – we would love to own all the skin tight boots the market has to offer – no matter if they’re flat, have a platform heel, or a mini kitten heel. At the Fall/Winter runway shows, these boots were just about everywhere, from Givenchy, to Acne Studios or Max Mara. On Stylight, the demand for the so-called “skin tight boots” this year is 197% higher than last year. Yes, 2022 is and will be a hot year in terms of fashion boots.
Furry boots / Shearling
Shearling is the perfect accessory for winter wardrobes, especially our coats. But this fall, we will also wear fur and shearling on our feet! Whether as a small detail or completely covered with fur, everything is allowed as we saw during the Off-White show. This year, the demand for fur or shearling boots has increased by over 1000% compared to last year.
Rain boots (high)
Rain boots will always be in (albeit more as a fashion necessity at times). Last year Bottega Veneta’s short puddle boots were the all-stars, but this year the real must-haves will be rain boots that reach almost up to the knee. So to all you lovers of the “Glastonbury festival” look, this trend was made just for you seeing that clicks for tall rain boots have increased by 141% compared to last year.
Tall cowboy boots
The cowboy boot has been trending for some time now (who doesn’t own at least one pair of cowboy boots at this point?!). However this year, the cowboy boot is “elevated” and reaches up to your knee! It’s the perfect transitional footwear, easily paired with sundresses at the end of summer and then with long maxi dresses as we move into fall. On Stylight, we have seen a +250% increase in interest in tall cowboy boots.
ABOUT THIS REPORT
Since the demand for boots usually starts earlier than expected, we have compared the clicks on Stylight’s website in July 2022 to those in July 2021 for the analysis of the above trends. As always, the statements are based on the clicks of the 160 million annual shoppers on Stylight.