The Top 6 Transitional Footwear Styles You Need Now

Who knows where the summer went, but suddenly it’s getting darker earlier and your jackets are starting to look more appealing. To see you through the crossover period, here are the top transitional footwear styles you need right now.



Remaining a must-have staple, a simple white trainer will see you through all seasons. When your legs head into hibernation, the Veja V-12s will look just as good with black tailored trousers or jeans as a pop of winter white. With their dedication to using sustainable materials, Vejas will walk you into the new season with a clean conscious and minimalist style. 


The western trend has dominated runways for over a year and shows no sign of riding off into the sunset. Pointed toe leather shoes are the easiest way to adopt the trend into your workwear wardrobe, as well as providing practicality and longevity into the colder seasons. But if you want to firmly hitch your wagon to the trend, a boot with a Cuban heel is the ultimate footwear for taking western style from sun to showers.

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#3 Animal Print

Kurt Geiger Superga

Animal print has had a huge revival and its sticking around. Leopard print is an easy way to bring a pop of print into your shoe rack. The black spots make it simple to style and brown tones perfect for the approaching rich A/W colour palette. Opt for your spots on trainers or dressier shoes, but make sure to adopt some leopard in time for the leaves dropping. 

#4 Ankle Grazer

Veja Grenson

Not quite ready to say goodbye to your shoes? Not quite ready to dig out your winter boots? An ankle grazer is the perfect go-between as the shape is becoming a firm favourite across all styles and brands from Vans to Grenson. Looking just as good with midi dresses as they will with jeans, updating to this mid-ground shape will help your boots escape the restriction of winter wear. 

#5 Chunky Trainer


Everyone should own a statement shoe, and so why shouldn’t they be a comfy trainer? If you haven’t gotten involved with the chunky trainer trend yet, now is the time to do so. Not only is a thicker sole naturally more resistant for the in-coming winter weather, but a bold shoe complete with print and colour transcends seasonality. Paired with a simple outfit, let the shoes do all the talking and no one will notice the grey skies.

#6 Slip ons 


Lets not wish the sun away, we’ve still got another month of sandal season. A good pair of sandals will forever be a must-have, especially Birkenstocks that have been around since 1774 and fitting us in their classic sandals ever since the 60’s. Even when the weather begins to drop, an easy pair of sandals to slip on and go are a year-round must have, and with Birkenstocks legendary comfort, you’ll be reluctant to take them off. 


Written by Lucy Harbron

Emma Bowkett

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