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14 chunky shoes that are trending this fall 2021

From rain boots to loafers, you're going to want to add these picks to your collection.
Illustration of three Women wearing different styles of chunky shoes, a pair of chunky black boots and a pair of chunky loafers
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From shackets to sweaters, there are so many fun ways to upgrade your wardrobe for fall. And if you're in the market for a new pair of shoes (or three), there's one style in particular that you should have on your radar.

Oversized, large-soled footwear is shaping up to be a major trend for the season. You've probably already spotted at least a few pairs of chunky-style loafers while scrolling through your social media pages. They've been all over TikTok and according to Google Trends, searches for the shoes have increased by 350% over the past year. Not only that, but searches for chunky boots are at an all-time high and those for similar items, like Mary Janes and sneakers, are on the rise as well.

The one thing that all the styles have in common is the large, platform sole, which not only provides you with a nice height boost but also adds a bold element to any fall outfit. From platform slippers to lug-sole loafers, here are 14 ways to wear the chunky shoe trend this season.

Chunky shoes for women

Ugg Women's Tazz Slipper

Searching for a more comfortable way to wear the trend? Look no further than these platform Ugg slippers. Celebrities have been loving the pair and you will, too. The slip-on shoes have a soft Uggplush wool lining, which will keep your tootsies warm while you're lounging or running errands.

Soda Firm Lug Sole Combat Ankle Bootie

Combat boots were probably your first foray into the world of chunky shoes. They were super trendy back in the '90s, and like so many other nostalgic pieces, they've recently made a comeback. Bring the style back into your own wardrobe with this affordable pair. They're available in 14 colors, though reviewers say that they run small, so you might want to consider sizing up when ordering.

Crown Vintage Sage Penny Loafer

Along with a platform sole, these loafers have a chunky heel to give you an extra lift. Stay on-trend and pair them with other of-the-moment styles like wide-leg pants or mom jeans.

ASOS Design Zala Chunky Flatform Slippers

Sliding your feet into these cozy slippers. Not only are they made with a soft faux fur material, but they also have an extra-large, pillowy sole, which adds an additional layer of comfort.

UO Daria Treaded Mary Jane

You might feel like Mary Janes are better suited for warmer weather, but you can pair these with socks or tights for fall and winter.

Vionic Women's Charm Cheryl Loafer

These loafers are available in 11 colors and styles, including shearling and patent leather options. Like all of Vionic's shoes, they feature a unique footbed with three-zone comfort to provide support, cushioning and stability for your feet.

H&M Boots

Knee-high boots are another seasonal staple. These ones have a chunky sole and are made from a faux leather material for an extra stylish look.

Everlane The Rain Boot

Prep for stormy weather with these chic rain boots from Everlane. They’re available in three colors and feature a cushioned insole for added comfort. They’re made to be worn with thick, warm socks, so if you don’t need the extra room, consider sizing down.

Jeffrey Campbell Cloudy Waterproof Chelsea Rain Boot

These boots combine a Chelsea style and platform soles, so they're very fashionable for the season. Even better, they’re waterproof so they’ll help keep you dry on rainy days.

Universal Thread Magnolia Heels

For a different take on the chunky shoe trend, opt for a pair of clogs. This heeled option from Target will complement any look, whether you're going to work or out to dinner.

Universal Thread Women's Maria Sneakers

These affordable chunky sneakers are much cooler than the pair your dad used to own. And with a memory foam insole, they're probably comfier, too.

ASOS Silver Street Chunky Penny Loafers

You'll look and feel effortlessly cool every time you slip on these loafers. The suede material makes them the perfect choice to wear for holiday parties and dinners later in the season.

Clarks Sharon Gracie Penny Loafer

"Loved how unexpectedly light these shoes are," wrote one verified reviewer on Amazon. "Seeing the thickness of the sole I expected some added weight but was very pleasantly surprised that they are super light as compared to average leather sole shoes. Soft and cushioned, and they look great."

Franco Sarto Balin

These white loafers put a fun twist on the classic style. Along with the chunky sole, they feature other stylish details like a penny keeper strap and a patent faux leather upper.

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