Never mind autumn; with dark mornings, temperatures drastically falling, and storms charging through the country, it definitely feels as though winter has arrived. Perhaps you’re still clinging on to the remnants of summer, donning your shorts with flip-flops and sliders – but if so, you’re much braver than we are! Here at OD’s, we think it’s about time to embrace the chilly season ahead and we’re switching out summer footwear for something a little warmer and a little more practical. The toe-post sandals are officially getting thrown to the back of the wardrobe (or at least confined to use at home) and we’re bringing out the autumn-winter ’18 collection of designer footwear.

As part of our designer footwear department, new styles are currently up for grabs by a host of internationally acclaimed designers, and here we take a look at some of the top picks for men, women, and children. Have a read, browse the full range online, and put your best foot forward into the new season with a weather-appropriate but high-end pair of designer shoes.

Mens Designer Trainers – Don the Sports-Luxe

When it comes to the cold winter months, mens designer footwear is all about the sports-luxe trainer. A number of key brands have emerged over the last couple of years – offering a range of laid-back trainers that are luxurious, high-end, and city street cool – and as a result, it has become one of the biggest trends of late. Team your casual everyday ensemble with a pair of statement sneakers and, we guarantee, it will create an instantly trendy yet practical autumn-winter look.

Android Homme and Tommy Mallet are two of the main contenders in the world of sports-luxe and, for AW18, their highly coveted collections are available here at OD’s – and we simply can’t get enough! One of our favourite styles of the season has to be the Mens Android Homme Propulsion Mid Nubuck Trainers. These casual mid-tops come in a black colourway and, thanks to their custom-made midsole and cushioned footbed, they are certainly appropriate for all-day everyday use. They also feature the brand’s signature logo and golden eyelets and are just what you need to create an understated yet iconic designer look. The Mens Android Homme Malibu Runners are another great option, with their subtle nod to this year’s camouflage trend, and we absolutely love the Mens Mallet Archway Trainers. Effortlessly stylish, comfortable, and practical enough for the harsh winter weather. Don a pair of mens designer trainers this season and you literally can’t go wrong.

Womens Designer Footwear – Get Booted Up

For the style-conscious ladies who want to keep their tootsies warm this season, heeled boots are the way to go. In fact, heeled sock boots are the way to go! We’re talking about the 90s style second-skin variety, typically crafted from soft – but not-so-waterproof – luxury suede or stretchy ankle-hugging fabric. This is a style that celebrities have been wearing for a couple of seasons now and it has finally made its way into our range of women’s designer footwear. Admittedly, they’re not ideal for when the rain starts to pour and you’re hopping around knee-deep puddles; but for those crisp mornings, when you need to look your best, we think they fit the bill nicely.

Here at OD’s, we are absolutely in love with the Womens Tommy Jeans Sock Heeled Boots. Coming in a traditional black colourway, these day-to-day boots boast a pull-on stretchy design and are finished with a chunky patent heel and a wrap-around flag to the ankle. They are the epitome of high-end fashion, incredibly on-trend for this season, and they work perfectly with a classic jumper dress and tights. Ted Baker is another designer label to embrace the sock boot trend, offering up the Womens Qatena Boots in Charcoal Grey and Black. However, if you’d rather play things safe and prepare for the unpredictable UK weather, you can always rely on those designer footwear classics – such as a pair of UGG Boots or Hunter Wellies – to save the day.

Kids Designer Shoes – Keep Things Casual

All parents would agree, it’s important to invest in a pair of kid’s designer shoes that are comfy, durable, and guaranteed to get their stylish seal of approval – and for AW18, we reckon the best solution is to just keep things casual. Opt for a pair of classic sporty trainers and, whatever your plans for the weekend, they can be thrown on with a pair of jeans, a hoody, and a puffer jacket and your little one will be ready to head outside and tackle the treacherous weather in style.

Most of the junior designer labels currently available at OD’s offer a selection of kid’s designer trainers; however, for this season, Lanvin is definitely the one to watch. This is a brand renowned for its thoughtful balance of practicality and fashion and their everyday sneakers certainly don’t disappoint. Take for example the Boys Lanvin Leather Trainers. Crafted from 100% leather, with a ridged rubber sole and contrast laces, they are comfy enough for little weekend adventures and stylish enough for the young and fussy. Little girls can also don casual designer footwear with the Girls Moschino Trainers, available in White or Black.  These day-to-day low-tops are girly yet iconic and, we guarantee, they will be pulled out of the wardrobe time and time again over the winter.

Shop the Full Range of Designer Footwear Today

We’re sorry to break it to you, but summer is officially over and – socks or no socks – it’s no longer acceptable to be hitting the streets in a pair of designer slides…well, not until next year, at least! It’s time to prepare for the autumn and winter months that lie ahead and update your designer footwear line-up with shoes that are weather-resistant, comfy, but still incredibly on trend. So, do yourself a favour; put the sandals back in the wardrobe, head over to our designer footwear department for men, women, and children, and invest in a pair of winter-appropriate shoes today.