Boots seem to be the hottest shoe trend for fall 2010. They come in so many different shapes, styles and fabrics as it’s impossible not to find one for your taste. However, among so many warm boots, there is another very famous trend for fall/winter 2010-2011. Seen at Prada, Cacharel, Marc by Marc Jacobs, or at Stella McCartney, this trend means delicacy and lightness when it comes to the fabrics used, as well as for their shapes. At Prada we could see the contrast between patent leather shoes and turquoise or mauve moccasins, and thick, heavy socks made from knitted wool. At Stella McCartney, patent leather shoes are open on the sides and worn with dresses and bermudas. At Marc by Marc Jacobs or Cacharel derby shoes are the hottest trend and worn with fine black socks.

Mountain boots. For fall/winter 2010-2011, it’s time to reveal the adventurous part in you choosing the hottest trend in terms of footwear: the mountain boots. They come in various styles and are made from different fabrics with laces, knitted applications or covered in fur. This season, we have seen the mountain boots on many runway shows such as Barbara Bui, Burberry Prorsum, Kenzo, Tommy Hilfiger, Erdem, or John Galliano. Tied, made of leather, with wedge heels or squared, open toes or classic, this is one pair of shoes you certainly need to add to your wardrobe this winter.

John GallianoBurberry Prorsum


Thigh high boots. Thigh high boots are not only incredibly sexy, but they also give a vintage feel to any outfit. Christopher Bailey for Burberry Prorsum, John Galiano for Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier for Hèrmes, Tommy Hilfiger, and Barbara Bui are designers who bring thigh boots for fall/winter 2010-2011 on the catwalks, making them one of the hottest fashion trends.

If you are rather skeptic when it comes to wearing thigh boots, you should take a look at fashion runways and draw your inspiration. You could wear them with a jacket and a lacy skirt like in the Burberry Prorsum runway show. Thigh high boots became so successful due to their amazing gift of lengthening the leg, and for their femininity and versatility as you can wear them with almost everything and still look great.

Christian DiorBurberry Prorsum

High-heeled moccasins . Moccasins are a special item that cannot be replaced in the fashion world. Maybe this is the reason for the strong comeback they had for fall/winter 2010-2011. Even though they have high-heels, they are super comfy and they look extremely cute. They are the perfect choice for those of you who want to be both trendy and feel comfortable. We have seen them at Prada, Rochas, Balenciaga and Celine.

Pointed-toed pumps. Pointed-toed shoes made a strong comeback this season. We have seen them at Isabel Marant in a rock version, at Stella McCartney in a minimalist version paired with tunics, tapering trousers or stirrup pants, and sleeveless coat-dresses. Louis Vuitton had a more retro approach matching pointed-toed pumps with block heels and flat bows to fresh, feminine fifties-sixties outfits.


Stella McCartneyLouis Vuitton

Fur. This season fur can be seen everywhere. And when we say “fur” we mean not only furry coats and jackets, but also fur shoes, handbags and, why not, furry trousers. However, no need to panic if you are an animal rights activist as most fashion houses used synthetic fur for their collections. Chanel is a good example in this sense as their theme was global warming. Fur boots can be seen at Vanesssa Bruno, Dolce and Gabbana and Chanel.