The Craziest Shoes Seen on the Runway at New York Fashion Week Fall ’19

New York Fashion Week has officially come to an end, and this season, designers pushed the envelope when it came to shoes. While classic heels and neutral colors were sent down the runway, other brands decided to use the opportunity to showcase wild styles to make their shows even more memorable.

For instance, Christian Cowan’s fall ’19 runway presentation included over-the-top neon looks that were paired with matching shoes in collaboration with Giuseppe Zanotti. The two teamed up again for their second shoe collection, featuring fluorescent wristwatch sandals.

Model on the catwalk, shoe detailChristian Cowan show, Detail, Fall Winter 2019, New York Fashion Week, USA - 12 Feb 2019
Christian Cowan x Giuseppe Zanotti fall ’19 heels.
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Fur was ever-present for fall ’19 and was used in unconventional ways. At the Laurence and Chico show, for example, dramatic shaggy pumps were spotted on the catwalk, seen in black and cream colorways. Tibi also used the material on flip-flops.

Model on the catwalk, shoe detailLaurence and Chico show, Runway, Fall Winter 2019, New York Fashion Week, USA - 07 Feb 2019
Furry pearl-embellished pumps at the Laurence and Chico show.
CREDIT: Rodin Banica/Shutterstock

It was the boot silhouette, however, that got the most noticeable upgrade for fall — and the shoes are not for the (fashion) faint of heart.

Prabal Gurung brought bright color combinations with his striped turquoise and yellow booties, while at the Philipp Plein and Billionaire shows, neon butterfly cowboy boots made a statement. Tory Burch and Proenza Schouler also had notable shoes in its collections.

Model on the catwalk, shoe detailPrabal Gurung show, Detail, Fall Winter 2019, New York Fashion Week, USA - 10 Feb 2019
Yellow and turquoise striped boots at the Prabal Gurung fall ’19 show.
CREDIT: Shutterstock

Click through the gallery to see more outrageous shoes from New York Fashion Week.

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