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Shoes

Despite only going on your feet, footwear has evolved tremendously over the years to provide consumers with not only function, but aesthetic appeal as well. Whether it’s on the runway or on store shelves, shoes have become more than just an ordinary wardrobe accessory. From high-tech footwear trends to DIY alternatives and futuristic designs, Trend Hunter’s shoes category is here to showcase how traditional fashion accessories are evolving.
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Mesh Paneling Archival Sneakers
Mesh Paneling Archival Sneakers
New Balance's ML850YSC Sneaker Returns With Original Elements
New Balance launched the ML850YSC earlier this month and it pays homage to the original BL 850 that made its original debut back in 1996 before streetwear imprint Aime Leon Dore revived the model... MORE
Model-Crafted Boot Collections
Model-Crafted Boot Collections
The Winnie Harlow X Steve Madden Shoe Collection is Here for Fall
Just in time for boot weather, the Winnie Harlow x Steve Madden collection has made its official debut. For those unfamiliar, Winnie Harlow is a top model who originally rose to fame on America&#... MORE
Cutout Foam Footwear
Cutout Foam Footwear
The Yeezy Foam Runners are All-White Slip-On Styles with Holes
In 2020, the Yeezy Foam Runners are set to be introduced, introducing people to all-white, lightweight slip-on styles that are full of carefully placed cutouts. Already, the Yeezy Foam Runners are... MORE
Carbon Fiber-Infused Boots
Carbon Fiber-Infused Boots
The 1017 ALYX 9SM Hiking Boot Has a Stylish Silhouette
The 1017 ALYX 9SM Hiking Boot is a fashion-forward footwear style for those seeking to stay prepared for whatever they come across when spending extended periods in the wilderness. Set to come in... MORE
Teal Performance-Enhancing Sneakers
Teal Performance-Enhancing Sneakers
Under Armour Launched the HOVR HAVOC 2 Sneaker in Teal
Famed sportswear brand Under Armour recently expanded its portfolio with the introduction of the new HOVR HAVOC 2 in a teal colorway. The performance-enhancing sneaker boasts a number of unique... MORE
Bold Animal-Printed Luxe Sneakers
Bold Animal-Printed Luxe Sneakers
Burberry's Low-Top Shoe Boasts a Plethora of Pattern Designs
Luxury fashion house Burberry unveils a captivating iteration of its latest footwear update center around its signature ‘Low-Top’ sneaker model. The design highlights vibrant animal... MORE
Unique Mismatched Sneakers
Unique Mismatched Sneakers
The Caval Sneakers Were Designed with Comfort and Style in Mind
The sneaker world is always creating new and unique types of footwear, but Caval Sneakers has set itself apart from the rest with the launch of its first collection. The new sneaker line boasts... MORE
Gothic Avant-Garde Sneakers
Gothic Avant-Garde Sneakers
Vans Announced It Will Launch a 'Nightmare Before Christmas' Shoe Line
Each year, countless people look forward to the new products released for Halloween and Christmas and this year Vans combined the two holidays together in its latest partnership with Disney to... MORE
Foodie Footwear
Sneaker brands turn to popular food items for colorway inspirations
Implications - With the recent rise in food brands merging into the fashion space with branded apparel, sneaker brands are drawing on well-liked indulgent foods for colorway designs. Such items highlight how brands are leveraging growing products from other categories for ideas that tap into the consumer interest of novelty seen among Millennials and Gen Z.
Workshop Question — Consider how your brand could leverage the popularity of a product from another industry to draw the interest of consumers.
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Dynamic Waterproof Footwear
Dynamic Waterproof Footwear
Forsake Launched Two New Footwear Styles for Fall and Winter
Forsake, an American brand renowned for its all-weather footwear, recently expanded its product line with the introduction of two new footwear styles that are perfect for the fall and winter weather.... MORE
Super Bowl-Themed Sneakers
Super Bowl-Themed Sneakers
Nike Has Created an AF1 Shoe to Mark the Patriots Latest Super Bowl Win
Nike has created a special edition AF1 shoe, in honor of the New England Patriots latest Super Bowl win. The new shoes are Super Bowl LIII themed ‘Air Force 1 Ultra Flyknit Low’ sneakers.... MORE
Top 100 Shoes Trends in September
Top 100 Shoes Trends in September
From Fruit-Inspired Slip-On Shoes to Split-Toe Hybrid Footwear
The September 2019 shoe trends explore many different angles, highlighting functionality in different outdoor terrain, active purposes, or to meet stylistic elements. Many brands explore progressive... MORE
Boundary-Pushing Running Challenges
Boundary-Pushing Running Challenges
This Running Event Spotlights the ASICS GLIDERIDE Technology
To exhibit the performance, resilience and energy-saving benefits of the ASICS GLIDERIDE technology, the company launches a running challenge that strips the boundaries that hold athletes back.... MORE
Cold Weather Walking Shoes
Cold Weather Walking Shoes
The Salomon Acro Chukka WR 2 Shoes are Inclement Weather-Ready
The Salomon Acro Chukka WR 2 shoes are a weatherproof footwear option for those seeking to stay protected from the elements while walking city streets, braving uneven terrain and beyond. The shoes... MORE
Subtly Shaded Sneaker Collections
Subtly Shaded Sneaker Collections
The New Balance Grey Day Collection Includes Five Styles
The New Balance Grey Day Collection is a celebratory lineup of subtly shaded sneakers that features five classic styles from the footwear brand in a monochromatically finished aesthetic. The... MORE
Inaugural Footwear Collaborations
Inaugural Footwear Collaborations
adidas Realizes Three Styles with BED j.w. FORD's Design Ethos
A new footwear collaboration is on the horizon and the models present the merging of aesthetics between global sportswear label adidas and Japanese fashion brand BED j.w. FORD. This is the first... MORE
Ultra-High Tech Modern Socks
Ultra-High Tech Modern Socks
The Module Socks are Quite Versatile, Playful & Performance-Driven
These modern socks boast a total of 15 unique features, rendering them highly performance-driven and suitable for all occasions. With a classy and subtly playful aesthetic, the product is launched... MORE
Extended Size Calf Boots
Extended Size Calf Boots
Part & Parcel's Wide-Calf Boots Offer More Room Than the Average Boot
In an effort to help more consumers find the perfect-fitting pair of boot, Part & Parcel has created a lineup of calf boots in extended sizes. The initiative was spearheaded by brand founder and... MORE
Subtly Contrasting Monochromatic Sneakers
Subtly Contrasting Monochromatic Sneakers
adidas Originals Boasts a Brand New Torsion X Version
This popular adidas Originals family welcomes a brand new silhouette — the Torsion X. The model boasts an all-black upper that is breathable. It sits atop a chunky sole that provides cushion and... MORE
Customizable Chelsea Boots
Customizable Chelsea Boots
The Boho Boot Includes Swappable Heel Covers For Multiple Styles
For consumers seeking the ability to change the look and aesthetic of their footwear, the Boho Boot lets you instantly change the heel of your boot with swappable heel covers. These unique shoes... MORE
Collaborative Cartoon Boots
Collaborative Cartoon Boots
Timberland is Launching a Line of Spongebob Shoes
Timberland is coming out with a collection of limited-edition Spongebob shoes that reinvents the classic boot style with cartoon imagery. The Spongebob Squarepants x Timberland collection for men... MORE
Mint Green Chunky Sneakers
Mint Green Chunky Sneakers
Saloman S/Lab and Boris Bidjan Saberi Rework the Bamba 2 Sneaker
Boris Bidjan Saberi continues to work in collaboration with Saloman S/Lab and this time, the duo joins forces to rework the Bamba 2 sneaker model. The silhouette arrives in a mint green colorway and... MORE
Special-Edition NFL Cleats
Special-Edition NFL Cleats
Jordan Has Created Air Jordan 1 PE Cleats for Five NFL Players
Jordan has unveiled its Air Jordan 1 PE cleats in honor of the start of the NFL season. Five of the cleats have been released, with each pair associated with an active NFL player. Players revealed... MORE
Top 100 Fashion Trends in September
Top 100 Fashion Trends in September
From Odorless Eco-Friendly Activewear to Retro Streetwear
The wide composition of September 2019 fashion trends highlight a strong sense of stylistic and functional elements as the seasons begin to change. Many brands are showcasing their products readily... MORE
Sheep-Inspired Wool Sneakers
Sheep-Inspired Wool Sneakers
Baabuk's New Blacknose Collection is Sustainable & Ethically Produced
Wool sneakers is not a new concept, however, Baabuk — a Swiss brand that has extensively worked with this style of footwear, pushes the boundaries of inspiration with ther Blacknose Collection.... MORE