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Score: 7.6
This Week and Warm Top 4 Examples: 13,064 Total Clicks Date Range: Aug 13 - Oct 14
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Consumers embrace comfortable, more functional shoe designs
Implications - As the health wave continues, consumers are choosing ergonomic shoes that negate perceptions of what's fashionable in favor of comfort. This move towards function over fashion proves that consumers are shifting to prefer comfort in design instead of choosing painful styles for status purposes. [More]
Score: 6.7
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 17,979 Total Clicks Date Range: Oct 13 - Sep 14
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Consumers opt for shoes that prevent injury or the development of ailments
Implications - Consumers are becoming hyper-aware of the ways they are at risk during daily routines, which has prompted the adoption of preventative footwear to avoid injury. As alternative health becomes more prevalent, the incorporation of risk mitigation into products will continue. [More]
Score: 8.9
This Quarter and V. Hot Top 4 Examples: 54,711 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 13 - Sep 14
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Aesthetic and function are married as shoes boast an all-in-one design
Implications - Doing away with socks, modern shoe designs are pushing efficiency for consumers to aid the shift towards streamlined product design. As consumers favor aesthetic while still craving function, the designs answer the need for product versatility with style. [More]
Score: 9.2
This Quarter and V. Hot Top 4 Examples: 66,833 Total Clicks Date Range: Aug 13 - Sep 14
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The rise of customization in fashion sees shoes getting a molded overhaul
Implications - Consumers are shifting to prefer custom as opposed to off the rack footwear. Often molded or one-of-a-kind, the designs signify a shift towards personalization in fashion to satisfy consumer preference for tailored ergonomics. [More]
Filed in: FashionShoes
Score: 8.6
This Quarter and Hot Top 4 Examples: 35,958 Total Clicks Date Range: Jun 13 - Sep 14
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High heels adopt a more comical aesthetic as consumers prioritize individuality
Implications - Seeking to highlight individuality, consumers are turning to comical footwear designs for customized appeal. Adding eclectic references to typically sophisticated shoes like heels, consumers are able to divert from mass-produced designs, reflecting the need for more personalized consumer goods. [More]
Filed in: FashionShoes
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Score: 6.3
Hot Top 4 Examples: 46,590 Total Clicks Date Range: May 12 - Oct 12
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High heels are cunningly crafted with comfort in mind
Implications - Although many fashionistas will gladly sacrifice comfort for style, a new wave of comfort-oriented products may mean they no longer have to. Shoe designers, especially, are crafting heel designs that combine both function and fashion. In particular, these styles comprise wedges that take on an athletic spin, providing the modern fashion consumer with sporty comfort and sky-high height all at once. [More]
Filed in: FashionShoes
Score: 6.2
Hot Top 4 Examples: 47,029 Total Clicks Date Range: May 12 - Jun 12
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Animal-inspired shoes take on literal interpretations
Implications - Fashion consumers have always loved animal-inspired designs. In the past, the styles have usually hovered on subtle inspirations such as animal skin prints and textures, but now, designers are going literal, especially when it comes to footwear. These eccentric pieces feature everything from paw print and hoofed soles to crocodile-shaped heels. Consumers today are more daring when it comes to their fashion choices, which means that creations can be as literal -- and as bizarre -- as designers choose. [More]
Score: 4
Mild Top 4 Examples: 39,864 Total Clicks Date Range: Aug 11 - Mar 12
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Zodiac-based designs and branding draw in a spiritual market
Implications - While we might live in an era of factual science and technology, that doesn't mean that consumers aren't enticed by more celestial ideas. Astrology has been one area that continues to captivate many, and over the last year, designs based on the the zodiac are popping up everywhere to appeal to consumers' taste for the otherworldly. Products and branding based on astrology, including shoes, jewelry and even resorts, offer consumers a way to transcend physical reality and indulge in the mystical. [More]
Score: 5.5
Warm Top 4 Examples: 58,684 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 11 - Feb 12
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Modular, adaptable jewelry & accessories give consumers more bang for their buck
Implications - Customization and modularity have become prevalent in furniture design and now they are making their way to jewelry and accessories. Convertible clothing is a growing element in fashion design, and growing with it are customizable baubles, purses and shoes that have been designed to offer customers multiple looks in one package. With this burgeoning direction in accessories, today's fashion consumer can get not only more for her money but also unique looks suited to her personal style. [More]
Score: 6.4
V. Hot Top 4 Examples: 48,407 Total Clicks Date Range: Jun 11 - Nov 11
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Glowing fashions let consumers shine from day to night
Implications - Fashionistas on the hunt for new styles typically have one goal in common: to stand apart from the crowd. The fashion industry is usually quick to meet this demand, and light-up apparel is one way designers are doing so. Glow-in-the-dark fashions kick up normal styles several notches, turning basic ensembles into illuminated sights to behold. For the true style-maven, glowing pieces also work double-duty to show off other parts of a masterfully put-together outfit. [More]