Sockless Synthesis

Sockless footwear designs expand outside of athletic innovations

Implications - Emerging first in the competitive world of running shoe design, the sock-shoe hybrid can now be observed as a phenomenon across footwear categories, with upscale pioneers including Vetements and Balenciaga. In addition to highlighting the desire for an underlying simple functionality of statement pieces, this shift highlights the willingness of the discerning fashion consumer to experiment with fashion that challenges convention in new and imaginative ways.
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This Quarter and V. Hot Top 4 Examples: 14,127 Total Clicks Feb 16 - Mar 17
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