The Top Winter Shoe Trends for 2022

Make the best of the season's footwear offerings.

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Once, a good winter shoe was hard to find, but with more designers focusing on both form and function, the cold-weather pickings (opens in new tab) are no longer slim. We can't seem to peel ourselves away from rugged soles—on oxfords and boots (opens in new tab)—or the endless varieties of cloud-like indoor-outdoor slip-on shoes. (opens in new tab) The good news is...we don't have to. This season, updating your winter wardrobe (opens in new tab) will be just that: a refresh, not a total re-do. For holiday or back-to-business looks, try out a sleek pointed-toe shoe (opens in new tab) or a knee-high silhouette. For relaxed days, we've got snuggly footwear, preppy vibes, and rugged outdoor-inspired boots. Keep on scrolling for the winter shoe trends to shop now.

To The Point

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To The Point

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Rounded toes are cute, but a pointy toe means business. This winter, invest in a pair of pointed toe pumps for your back-to-work wardrobe (opens in new tab).

Take a Hike

Take a Hike

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Whether you're headed for the wilderness or not, these hybrid hiking boots will keep you firmly planted on whatever terrain you're faced with this winter.

Tie On One

Tie On One

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Lug sole oxfords are back for winter—a prime choice for those who love a preppy look with a bit of edge. Style yours with socks (opens in new tab) and a slightly cropped pant or alongside tights and a midi-length skirt.

All The Fuzz

All The Fuzz

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What's all the fuzz about? This winter, softly padded slides are back. Designed with the comforts of indoor shoes but equipped with soles that can battle the elements.

Knee Deep

Knee Deep

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Whether you fancy a high heel or the flat variety, a knee-high boot height is winter's preferred length. Wear them with knee-grazing dresses and winter coats (opens in new tab) in a variety of elevated prints.

Sara Holzman
Style Director

Sara Holzman is the Style Director at Marie Claire, covering runway trends and tracking down the latest finds to buy and wear. When she’s not writing about fashion, she pens about the best places to jet-off to. Over her six years with Marie Claire, Sara has reported on the ever-evolving world of fashion— covering both established and emerging designers within the industry. Sara has held fashion positions at Lucky and SELF Magazine and was a regular contributor to Equinox’s Furthermore website, where she wrote across their style, wellness, and travel verticals. She holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and currently resides in Manhattan. Follow her along at @sarajonewyork.