The 7 Shoe Trends of Winter 2022-2023 to Know

Extravagant yet wearable footwear, coming right up.

winter 2022 2023 shoe trends at Fendi & Chloé
(Image credit: Chloé, Fendi, Louis Vuitton)

The Resort season is considered to be somewhat of the oddball in fashion's family. Debuting in early summer, the collections are offered in the interim between the fall and spring showings that define the industry calendar. As such, it's when designers prophesize the winter trends, ranging from practical pieces fit to withstand cold temps to vacation-ready styles for when goddamn, you just really need some sunshine on your skin. And specifically in terms of footwear, the shoe trends for winter 2022-2023 cater to every possible need you'll have in the coming season. 

Whether you'll be fleeing to a warm-weather locale and require a sandal for the occasion or need a new hard-working snow boot to help you navigate city sludge, scroll onward to peruse the trending shoes. Maybe even add a pair or two to your virtual cart to get a head start on the soon-to-be-everywhere styles for winter 2022-2023.

Off to the Laces

winter 2022 2023 shoe trends lace at Interior, Chloé, Christian Dior

(Image credit: Interior, Chloé, Christian Dior)

As temperatures begin to plummet, brands such as Interior, Chloé, and Christian Dior invite you to slip into gear with lace-up knee-high boots as part of your winter wardrobe. Consider opting for a pair with dramatic, front-and-center lacing that's reminiscent of a traditional combat boot. Or, for a more unconventional alternative, try a business-in-the-front, party-in-the-back style that sutures up the calf.

Little Bow Peep

bow shoe trend for winter 2022 2023 at Giambattista Valli, Moschino, Paco Rabanne

(Image credit: Giambattista Valli, Moschino, Paco Rabanne)

Add a touch of girlish flair to your shoe lineup this winter, and opt for a pair adorned with bows. As seen with Giambattista Valli, Moschino, and Paco Rabanne's offerings, bow platform heels, statement mules, or pointed-toe flats make for darling party shoes. 

Denim Shoes? Denim Shoes.

denim shoes for winter 2022-2023 at Isabel Marant, Diesel, Etro

(Image credit: Isabel Marant, Diesel, Etro)

You've brushed up on 2022's denim trends. You know baggy jeans long ago usurped skinny silhouettes, Julia Fox reinvented the Canadian tuxedo, and that 2022 demonstrates a renewed interest in the jean jacket. But the Resort 2023 season adds one more denim trend to the mix: Shoes made of (or closely resembling) the material. Both Isabel Marant and Diesel leaned into the unconventional nature of the concept with denim statement boots, while Etro opted for a more demure manifestation of blue-washed and weathered leather sandals.

Clogs of Every Kind

winter shoe trend 2022 2023 of clogs at Tod's, Fendi, Bottega Veneta

(Image credit: Tod's, Fendi, Bottega Veneta)

Arguably the most ubiquitous shoe of the season, designers offered clogs in every which way for winter 2022-2023. Fendi went along the fashion front with furry, motif-heeled styles, while Tod's opted for the Birkenstock route with suede, backless slip-ons that you can easily envision yourself wearing when running out the door to walk the dog or to patronize your local Bodega on an oat milk run. Max Mara, for one, met both brands somewhat in the middle with a more everyday leather style detailed with studded metallic hardware.

Peek-a-Boo Boots

winter 2022 2023 shoe trend cutouts Gucci, Versace, Louis Vuitton

(Image credit: Gucci, Versace, Louis Vuitton)

It's no secret that fashion's followed a sultry modus operandi in recent seasons. And this winter, designers bring the bare-it-all nature you've seen in 2022's sheer trend and ever-popular cutout phenomenon to the footwear space through peek-a-boo boots that flash some skin—er, more specifically, leg. While Gucci utilized multiple buckles to create a revealing effect, Versace and Louis Vuitton literally poked holes and designs into their shoes to show off models' shins.

Cool-Girl Clown Shoes

The winter 2022 2023 shoe trend of clown shoes at Khaite, Balenciaga, Proenza Schouler

(Image credit: Khaite, Balenciaga, Proenza Schouler)

For those looking to add more whimsy to their everyday wear (and let's be honest—we all could do with a bit more joy in our day-to-day), relish in the advent of clown-ish shoe silhouettes for winter 2022-2023. Courtesy of Balenciaga's bloated loafer boots and Khaite and Proenza Schouler's elongated-front footwear, expect to see a prevalence of shoes that toe the line between clown costumes and wearable.

Warped Perspective

warped heel shoes for winter 2022 2023 at Bottega Veneta, Sportmax, Givenchy

(Image credit: Bottega Veneta, Sportmax, Givenchy)

Forget a standard stiletto or solid block—try a warped-heel shoe this winter. Both Bottega Veneta and Sportmax advise you try an inwardly warped style, whereas Givenchy suggests you try a slanted or angled heel.

Emma Childs
Fashion Features Editor

Emma Childs is the fashion features editor at Marie Claire, who writes trend reports, long-form reported features, and shopping guides. Previously, she was Marie Claire's style editor, and wrote for The Zoe Report, Editorialist, Elite Daily, Bustle, and Mission Magazine. She studied Fashion Studies and New Media at Fordham University Lincoln Center. When she's not writing fashion deep-dives, you'll find her stalking eBay for designer vintage, reading literary fiction on her Kindle, and baking in her tiny NYC kitchen.