To me, fall is the best season for showing off fits. The weather varies from mild to breezy and presents a chance for layering multiple pieces together: pants, sometimes shorts, long sleeve shirts, sweaters, and a variety of shoes. Although sneakers are always an option regardless of the season, the opportunity to put on a nicely paired outfit that matches the tone of autumn, such as boots and casual shoes, is an opportunity that shouldn’t be missed. So this fall, pick up a pair of shoes from brands like Birkenstock, Clarks, and more to make your autumnal fit one that is stylish, comfortable, and suitable for the season.
There’s no denying Birkenstock’s insane growth within hype culture and their latest collaboration with Dior has only solidified that upward momentum. The Dior by Birkenstock Tokio Mule Grey adds lush details to the brand’s Tokio Mule. When it comes to mules from Birkenstock, most people look at the Boston Clog, which is a solid shoe and has had multiple collaborations from Stüssy to Rick Owens. But the Tokio Mule takes things to new heights, especially this collaborative one, featuring a grey wool and nubuck calfskin upper, leather back strap, and classic cork midsole. To top things off, the outsole of the shoe features Dior’s classic monogram outsole letting you leave Dior prints everywhere you walk. The grey wool and nubuck will be a great addition to a fall fit and keep you warm on those more brisk days.
Clarks is no stranger to the hype, as they have been working with many big names within the streetwear game like Stüssy and NEIGHBORHOOD. Adding to their roster of collaborations is this pair from Instagram’s favorite mysterious moodboard entity, HIDDEN NY. The moodboarder turned clothing designer delivered a set of three Wallabee Cup silhouettes. And despite their early spring release this year, the Maple pair shares a similar color palette to the fall. The shoes follow a similar elusive and understated appearance, just like HIDDEN NY, as the shoe sports one of Clarks’ most quintessential colorways. Maple hairy suede uppers, an embossed HIDDEN “h” logo on the heel, and a 1high-cut crepe sole tie this collab together for one of the perfect shoes for the fall.
Dr. Martens have long exceeded their position within punk rock culture and, to some, are considered a staple in their closet. BAPE has brought their legendary BAPE Camo print to many of the Dr. Martens classic silhouettes, with the 3-Eye just being one of the many to drop from the two brands. Every single collab boasts various styles of BAPE iconography, either deeply embossed or printed on the leather uppers. Each pair also features dark colors of reds and greens, making them match perfectly with the upcoming season.
Make every New Yorker joke you want, no one can deny a good pair of Timberland boots, especially if they are selling below retail. StockX is one of the few places where you can shop for Timberland boots without having to break the bank. The popular Wheat Nubuck pair is up for grabs and is a total workhorse of a shoe. Not only does its colorway scream autumn, but its waterproof upper material and thick soles make them a reliable option for the winter as well.
No this isn’t a boot or a clog, but Tom Sachs’ latest Nike sneaker is a fall-ready need. The latest installment to his General Purpose Shoe drop presented the tread-heavy sneaker with a new Dark Sulfur upper. A combination of mesh, suede, and nubuck uppers make up the majority of the sneaker, while a beige midsole and black treaded outsole make these a great shoe for both comfort and durability.