When it comes to the gravitational pull of an “it-item” it’s hard to resist. In fact, I’m still thinking about the crystal-embellished Prada Cleo bag that took over the internet this past year. I haven’t succumbed to the sartorial power of Miuccia Prada yet, but I think that’s partly because I take my sweet time when shopping for handbags. However, if there’s one thing I’m much more willing to invest in, it’s shoes. I personally think shoes affect an outfit more than a handbag can, so when I see a new it-shoe on my radar, I’m quick to hit purchase.
Of course, we can’t add every it-shoe to our carts, (it’s important to see what actually works with our wardrobe, instead of what’s popular) but if you’re looking to splurge on a new fall shoe, the list below is the perfect starting point. Every Who What Wear editor owns at least one of these—two of us even showed up at the office in an identical pair of Adidas Sambas. (Thanks, Bella Hadid!)
Ahead, see (and shop) the it-shoes for fall 2022.