Gearing up for the inevitable cold weather is like preparing for battle—you’ve got to be well equipped. Arguably, one of the most important categories to be on the lookout for in the midst of a seasonal wardrobe refresh is shoes. From leg-warming boots to cozy flats, it’s not an area you want to skip once fall and winter weather rears its ugly head. While the runways have provided plenty of interesting takes on which shoes to wear this season, we’ve noticed six big trends, in particular, we seemingly can’t escape.
Between our feeds and IRL encounters, these six shoe trends are primed for stardom (which, if you’re in the market for new seasonal staples, is something you’ll likely want to consider). This grouping of rising styles includes everything from simple, pared-down flats à la The Row to statement-making animal prints that virtually go with everything. Keep reading below to check them all out and to get your fall footwear collection in order.