Boots 2021/2022 Forecast

What is driving the boot trends of fall winter 2021/2022? We’ve spotted them during the Fashion Week shows, in TV series like Gossip Girl ) and on social networks like TikTok (which has revived numerous Y2K trends like Pop Punk fashion). We’ve detected the boot models that our 120 million annual visitors are already looking for to dress up their fall looks. We are witnessing the return of classics such as the knee-high boot or the second skin boot, but this year we are also allowing ourselves a bit of fantasy with a lot of color and even gold or silver … Here are the 6 major trends in boots for fall winter 2021/2022.



Trend #1
Kitten Heel Boots

While it’s true that sky-high platforms are having their moment, the classic kitten heel is also making an appearance this fall. To-the-knee or as a bootie, this style is perfect example of effortless-chic. At Stylight, we’ve seen a +280% increase in clicks on kitten heel boots – we’ve seen countless versions of the boot, one of the season favorite’s being the slouchy suede model.

more clicks on kitten heel boots


Trend #2
Higher Platform Chunky Boots

The return of pop-punk fashion in recent months has brought with it the revival of some classic footwear synonymous with the aesthetic. The style is edgy, daring and often quite literally – elevated. The combat boot gets a make-over, as we’ve seen +328% more clicks on knee-high lace up boots compared to last year. And if you’re looking to lift your fashion game even more – clicks on chunky platform boots have increased by +394%.

more clicks on chunky platform boots


Trend #3
Colorful Boots

Just because summer is over, it doesn’t mean that we have to abandon colorful looks and accessories. Perhaps as a response to the lockdowns of the past year, people are turning to bright, maximalist color palettes – and it looks like this trend will extend into fall footwear. Make a bold statement and stand out with your fall looks. Green, pink, orange, fuchsia – that touch of color that will make the difference. On Stylight, we detected an increase in clicks of +27% for this category of boots.

more clicks on colorful boots

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Trend #4
Second Skin Boots

The second skin boot is another style that has caught our eye this fall. These stretchy, skin tight boots are the perfect transitional piece of footwear and can be combined beautifully with short skirts and dresses – so don’t say goodbye to your summery pieces just yet. These leg-lengthening boots have seen a 50% click increase since last year.

more clicks on second skin boots


Trend #5
Disco Vibes

It’s no wonder that after 1.5 years of living with a pandemic, our shoe closets are ready for a little excitement. And even now, if only a few clubs are open, we want to have at least have a little bit of that party feeling when walking through the city. This fall, we’re pulling on our disco boots in shiny tones of silver and gold. We have already seen these styles on the catwalks at Prada, Dior, Dolce & Gabbanna or Etro. Compared to last year, the interest in silver and gold boots has increased by 252%.


more clicks on silver and gold boots


Trend #6
Puddle Boots

And the last boot trend for this fall that has appeared on our radar? It’s ankle rain boots, which this year have seen an increase of 128% of clicks. The model by Bottega Venetta in particular – made in Italy from biodegradable rubber polymer – seems to conquer the fashion planet, proving that once again, the “ugly shoe” has a bright future ahead.

increase on Stylight


For data analysis, we have, as always for our Stylight Reports, examined the shopping and browsing behavior of our 120 million yearly users and in particular analyzed the clicks on various product categories (such as ankle boots, boots, etc.) in the period from January 1-May 31, 2021 compared to the same period in 2020.

written by:

Rebekah Ortquist