From "furry" shoes to chunky loafers and Chelsea boots: what to choose in store and online

[On the cover from the left: Miu Miu, Alexander McQueen, Tod’s FW2020/21]

An array of themes to choose from to face this autumn and winter in comfort and style. We have identified three out of those strutted on the f/w 20/21 catwalks: footwear featuring revisited materials, lines or shapes, each with a strong characterisation and a pinch of personality to stir up outfits that are increasingly gravitating around basic and reassuring garments.

Furry

Materials whose surface evokes lambskin.  They keep feet warm and create a cocoon effect: ankle boots, ballet flats and sneakers are full-on furry and have gone for bright colours to contrast single-colour outfits.

Chelsea Boots

Commonly referred to as “Beatles” because they were worn by John Lennon and Paul McCartney in the early Sixties, resulting in a surge in popularity. These models have since become a wardrobe evergreen. The latest version for the new season features a thick rubber sole that is even curved.

Chunky Loafers

Kiss goodbye to lightweight and sheer models: the time has come for loafers with chunky soles and heels, made of rubber or leather. Shoes with a solid look, even though soles are often ultralight, especially those with a lug effect.