Generational Footwear

Instead of fit or function, brands use time periods as inspiration

Implications - Although the cyclical nature of fashion is nothing new, brands are using the quintessential aesthetics of specific generations -- past or future -- in design for aesthetic appeal. This approach to design targets consumers more concerned with aesthetics rather than functionality.
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Graphic Futuristic Footwear - The Adidas Originals Fall/Winter 2014 is Looking to Change the Game
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Warm 13,966 Clicks Pub: May 18, 14
Graphic Futuristic Footwear
The Adidas Originals Fall/Winter 2014 is Looking to Change the Game
After such a grueling winter the past few months, heading back to the colder side of the calendar is one of the last thoughts on many people’s mind, but the Adidas Originals Fall/Winter 2014... [More]
Futuristically Spiky Footwear - The Nike Free Orbit II SP is a Stylish Cool Grey Slip-On Sneaker
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Warm 8,193 Clicks Pub: Apr 29, 14
Futuristically Spiky Footwear
The Nike Free Orbit II SP is a Stylish Cool Grey Slip-On Sneaker
The Nike Free Orbit II SP is a futuristic shoe that rivals even the aptly named Moon Boot. Its cool grey surface, which is an additional colorway to the highly anticipated original black design, it... [More]
Ornate 80s-Themed Loafers - These Irregular Choice Goody Two Shoes Reveal Jewelled Accents
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Average 5,092 Clicks Pub: Sep 10, 13
Ornate 80s-Themed Loafers
These Irregular Choice Goody Two Shoes Reveal Jewelled Accents
These Irregular Choice Goody Two Shoes embody 80s-themed elegance in a fresh and youthful way. Boasting a vividly hued material print, the platformed flats also feature jewelled heel accents that... [More]
Retrospective Luxury Slippers - These Christian Louboutin Slippers Mimic Traditional Japanese Shoes
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Mild 1,718 Clicks Pub: Jun 12, 14
Retrospective Luxury Slippers
These Christian Louboutin Slippers Mimic Traditional Japanese Shoes
Instead of adhering to the Louboutin aesthetic of red-lacquered soles and high heels, these Christian Louboutin slippers embody Japanese culture. The French footwear designer was commissioned by the... [More]
30s-Inspired Footwear - Coclico Designs Long-Lasting Shoes Made for Rigors of Modern Urban Life
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Mild 1,214 Clicks Pub: Sep 24, 14
30s-Inspired Footwear
Coclico Designs Long-Lasting Shoes Made for Rigors of Modern Urban Life
Coclico is a New York City shoe brand founded by French designer Sandra Canselier. Offering a slew of sleek footwear that strikes a balance between sleek style as well as the rigors of modern life,... [More]
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