The Best Boot Styles for 2022: a Wholesale Guide
Mon Oct 10 2022
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Refresh Your Store’s Shoe Collection With These Six Boots Trends for Fall/Winter
These boots were made for walking— and taking your customers through the colder season. Versatile, timeless, and a staple in every wardrobe, a good pair of boots is an investment many customers will be looking to make in the following weeks. As a retailer, having a good selection of boots available in store is essential to meet the demand and face the winter season with enough offer to please all tastes. To help you restock for the months ahead, we rounded up six boots trends for 2022: these are the boot styles your clientele will want.
The cowboy boot is the shoe trend that keeps on giving. Big on the catwalk in the ‘70s, loved by celebrities in 2005, and owned by every fashion girl in the early 2010s, it never seems to go out of fashion. In 2022 it’s back stronger than ever, already spotted as the star of many great street-style looks, both in its full-length version and the ankle boot one. Anticipate your most stylish clients and offer them a selection of cowboy boots, in neutral or pastel shades.
Sturdy, cool, and able to toughen up any outfit: biker boots are some of the most trending shoes of the season, offered by luxury houses and small local brands alike. The youngest part of your clientele will especially be after a pair of these trendy boots, ready to be worn with casual jeans-and-T-shirt outfits, floaty mini dresses, or other playful combat boot looks. If you want to build a killer selection of women's boots for fall, you should definitely include this style in your store collection.
Not the most comfortable option, but surely the chicest: stiletto heels are bringing this season’s fall boots to new, unexplored heights. To be worn with trousers, skirts, and dresses, they are great as going-out boots yet perfect for formal days at the office. Refresh your store window with classic black suede options or keep it fun with more funky styles, focusing on textile details and exposed stitches— women of all ages will come in to try them.
Above and Beyond
If you recently asked yourself “are tall boots still in style?”, the short answer is: Yes. Loved for their elongating effect, knee-high leather boots are going nowhere this winter. We had already included the trend in our article Six Fall Fashion Trends To Boost Your Store Sales, and we’re proposing them again in this round-up of best boots for winter. We love them on bare legs, with mini skirts or dresses, but they look good with color-contrast stockings as well. Heeled options are powerful to be displayed in your store window, but make sure to have some long flat boots available too, for clients who prefer remaining down to earth.
Not for partying only, metallic boots have walked down the AW catwalks with all sorts of looks. From sporty flat boots to heeled ankle boots, a reflecting metallic glaze has coated so many types of boots for women this season. They’re fun, eye-catching, and able to bring some light to the darkest winter days. Their shiny style will also stand out perfectly on your store shelves.
Among the trending shoes for 2022 we couldn’t leave out Chelsea boots. They’re not a proper trend, but rather a carry-over from year to year— always loved, always worn, always purchased. A good selection of Chelsea boots will be a timeless investment for your store, with customers buying into this category season after season.
Photo: Style du Monde
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