From Self-Lacing Sneakers to Tech-Powered Ballet Slippers

By: Jana Pijak - Dec 26, 2014
These December 2014 shoes range from self-lacing sneakers to tech-powered ballet slippers that help dancers to perfect their technique and precision.

While athletic sneaker manufacturers continue to focus on comfort and flexibility with their designs, casual shoe brands are blending embellished details with sportier and more practical silhouettes.

When it comes to stylish shoes, comfort is often sacrificed for the sake of fashion but this season's accessories reject this notion. Marrying style with comfort, the shoes feature fresh and sleek designs that are accented with comfortable and cushioned soles.

These December 2014 shoes feature embroidered and embellished accents and are a style-conscious translation of the classic walking shoe. In terms of athletic or performance shoes, self-lacing and sensor-infused styles are big in sport communities and are using technology to enhance one's training routine.