Shoe Trend Report | Fall into Winter

It’s no secret to anyone in our friend group that Buckle is essentially a fall fan club when it comes to style. It’s no different when we’re talking shoes.

While open-toe season is always a welcome relief from snow banks and arctic temps, there’s just something epically cool about all-season shoes. Whether looking to boots and all of the shapes, sizes and styles, to functionalities of something a little more weather-proof. Moving into fall this year, too, we’re not getting shy from the fun that typically comes with warm-weather shoes. We’re talking some bold colors, interesting silhouettes, and options that are going to make you stop and say, ‘yeah, I’m getting the shoes’.

So, here we all – your cold weather trend report for shoes that should be on your radar going into the fall season. Now, let’s have a bit of fun.

Casual Comforts

We call these our five-star favorites for a reason. A fan-favorite, Hey Dude is a brand to know when it comes to finding a shoe that is casual enough for the day-to-day and comfortable enough to keep up with whatever those days bring. An added perk, the exclusive styles and designs you’ll only find at Buckle. Whether looking for a style to keep you cool during the warmer months, or finding a style that will keep you cozy as the snow starts to fall – Hey Dude has a shoe for that.

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It’s the trend taking the world by storm, and it has officially made it’s way to our shoes. Western-inspired pieces have been making their way into our hearts and closets over the last few months and now it’s time we’re embracing it fully with a pair of boots (or two). From the ranch, to the fashion week runways, to year-round statement staple – western style has been become a major trend to watch, while remaining a lifestyle favorite for many.

Check out some tried and true classics from Ariat and Dingo made with genuine leather and made to last under tough conditions.

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70s Mod & Boho-Inspired

Did someone say dance party?

There’s a new decade in town getting some major attention, complete with funky silhouettes and chunky heels. The ’90s have been making a solid case in our shoe collection the last few years with Dr. Martens and Birkenstocks making a major comeback along with loafer styles, but now the ’70s are entering the chat and we are getting even more excited at the opportunity to add a little flare to those holiday event outfits.

From patchwork color-ways to bring some interest to the hem to bold heel shapes, platform bottoms, and more – the ’70s are here, baby.

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Fashion Meets Function

As we ease into the true cold-weather months. we are on the lookout for major style moments and some slick spots. So, with both in mind functionality has become even more of a focus which is when we tag in SOREL. From their kinetic styles that are made specifically to keep you moving all day long, to waterproof more classic styles to elevate your look, to those tried and true winter styles that sear to keep your feet warm all winter long. SOREL is a can’t miss fall-to-winter staple we look forward to seeing in our line-up every year.


Wherever you’re headed this fall (pumpkin patch definitely included) and winter (hello, grandma’s house) we want to make sure you’re taking a step that looks good, feels good, and adds just a bit of style.

So, simply put, get the shoes.

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