The Best Street Style Shoe Looks of 2019

Standout moments during fashion month don’t just occur on the runway: Some of the most eye-catching ensembles can be spotted on the streets.

Editors, influencers and celebrities brought their style A-game to cities such as Paris, London, New York and Milan. Fashion week goers showed how to style some of the trickier trends — and proved how to buck the fads without looking dowdy.

One of 2019’s more unexpected styling hacks saw strappy shoes layered over pants. Graffiti-inspired Maison Margiela pumps were the statement piece when teamed with simple black trousers, while bright orange sandals with architectural heels were the perfect match for an animal-print jumpsuit at New York Fashion Week spring ’20.

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Maison Margiela heels at Paris Fashion Week spring ’20.
CREDIT: Jason Jean
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Angela Fink in orange Yuul Yie sandals on the streets at New York Fashion Week spring ’20.
CREDIT: Jason Jean

Speaking of animal prints, everything from zebra to leopard to cow was trending for fall ’19 — and the animal kingdom also serves as inspiration for spring ’20.

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The Amiaya twins in Giuseppe Zanotti booties at Paris Fashion Week spring ’20.
CREDIT: Jason Jean
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Animal-print boots from Khaite at New York Fashion Week spring ’20.
CREDIT: Jason Jean

While mammalian prints were popular, no critter featured so prominently for fall as the snake. Python-print boots were all the rage during fashion month, and FN spotted knee-high, stiletto-heeled Jimmy Choo boots in multiple cities during the spring ’20 shows.

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Jimmy Choo snake-print boots on the streets at London Fashion Week spring ’20.
CREDIT: Jason Jean

Also prominent was the square toe, with Bottega Veneta’s quilted sandals and mesh pumps leading the way.

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Janka Polliani wearing Bottega Veneta sandals at London Fashion Week spring ’20.
CREDIT: Jason Jean
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Bottega Veneta’s mesh pumps spotted on the streets at Milan Fashion Week spring ’20.
CREDIT: Jason Jean

Styles from the 2019 FN Achievement Award winners also appeared on global tastemakers throughout fashion month.

Designer of the Year Amina Muaddi’s heels — with their unmissable martini glass-esque heels — brought a sparkling pop to gray city landscapes.

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Amina Muaddi heels on the streets at New York Fashion Week spring ’20 in September.
CREDIT: Jason Jean

Emerging Talent winner Midnight 00’s Cinderella-inspired shoes were another statement-making choice.

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Midnight 00 PVC-wrapped pumps on the streets at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week fall ’19 in July 2019.
CREDIT: Jason Jean

Click through the gallery for more of the best street style shoe looks of 2019.

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