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Wardrobe Staples | The Top 5 AW21 Footwear Trends

As we edge closer to a jam-packed winter, hopefully free from restrictions, the concept of living life in slippers and sliders has begun to feel like a distant memory. 

This season, many brands are offering a new approach to dressing - from patchwork sneakers to thick-soled platforms, never have we been more excited to step into the season ahead.  

aw21 footwear trendsBrought to you from all your favourite brands, no look is complete without the right shoe. This Autumn/Winter, allow our experts at allsole to take the lead and reacquaint you with your outdoor Sole Mates.

Keep scrolling for allsole‘s top 6 AW21 footwear trends, and our top picks for him and for her this season…


#AW21 Footwear Trends

For Him:
  • The Wallabee Style Shoe
  • The Technical Trainer
  • The Classic Sneaker
For Her:
  • The Chunky Boot
  • The Power Pump
  • The Practical Boot

aw21 footwear trends - wallabee#1 The Wallabee Style Shoe

​This season, our appetite for indoor/outdoor footwear is not going anywhere. After spending the year in slippers, a world of easy to wear slip-on styles flooded the AW21 catwalks, and we loved to see it. Providing the perfect balance between comfort and function, the classic Wallabee style shoe is everywhere this season.

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#2 The Technical Trainer

For the months ahead, we’re expecting to see a lot of high-performing sneakers take centre stage. We’ve already begun to see brands such as Veja dominate our feeds. Classic charm and minimalist versatility, you can’t go wrong – investing in a good pair of sneakers is a MUST for this season. The great outdoors, here we come!

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#3 The Classic Sneaker

As our everyday uniform evolved to include plenty of activewear, Athletic performance footwear took off last year - and it shows no sign of slowing down! A noticeable trend that has emerged for this Autumn/Winter is undoubtedly the classic sneaker. Looking to update your classics? There's no better place to start than a pair of instantly recognisable, monochrome hi-top lace sneakers.

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#4 The Chunky Boot

​If fuss isn't your thing but you still like to dress up, you'll be pleased to know that the chunky boot is rising higher and higher. A must-have staple, a classic black boot offers easy styling opportunities for any look. From chunky Dr. Martens' to high-rise Vagabond's, embrace the extra inches this season and step out in style. 


aw21 footwear trends - power pump

#5 The Power Pump

This season, we've noticed a lot of our key brands leveraging upcycled-inspired designs. ​From the likes of Vans, Converse and beyond- patchwork aesthetics have become key this Autumn/Winter, playing into the DIY movement established during lockdown. ​The perfect way to up your classic pump game, if you ask us!​

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#6 The Practical Boot

​Ultra practical, soft leather and flat boots were the footwear of choice for many designers across the AW21 runway, with chunky flatform constructions taking centre stage. A classic silhouette that’s suitable for all seasons, we can't get enough of the flat boot this Autumn/Winter.​

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