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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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Recycled Waste-Made Sneakers
Recycled Waste-Made Sneakers
Effekt Footwear Launched the Alchemy:X Sneaker Made From 90% Waste
The Austrian-based start-up company, Effekt Footwear, launched the brand’s first sneaky called the Alchemy:X. This innovative project uses 90% ocean plastic and recycled fashion industry waste... MORE
Luxury Vegan Sneakers
Luxury Vegan Sneakers
Gucci's Rhyton Sneakers are Leather-Like and Animal-Free
Gucci’s new series of luxury vegan sneakers includes styles like Rhyton and New Ace that are leather-like and made with the same processes for tanning but completely animal-free. The sneakers... MORE
Artist-Designed Leather Sandals
Artist-Designed Leather Sandals
Beek and Lillian Farag​ Debuted a Brightly Colored Handmade Sandal
Beek, a premium footwear brand that designs its products in Newport Beach, California, and produces them in Mexico, recently joined forces with artist Lillian Farag, who’s known for her use of... MORE
Toy Blaster Sneakers
Toy Blaster Sneakers
Nerf x Reebok Collaborated on a Colorful, Playful Selection of Sneakers
Nerf x Reebok teamed up to create a retro basketball shoe collection with three silhouettes and four colorways that pay homage to the brand’s iconic blaster toys. Reebok’s Pump Omni Zone 2,... MORE
Charm Bracelet Sneakers
Charm Bracelet Sneakers
These Nike Air Force Shadow Sneakers are Dressed with Colorful Charms
These Nike Air Force Shadow sneakers set themselves apart with a colorful signature Swoosh that includes added details—tiny charms that spell out “NIKE,” plus an extra logo that looks... MORE
Carbon-Plated Marathon Footwear
Carbon-Plated Marathon Footwear
The On Cloudboom Echo Shoes Were Developed with Feedback
The On Cloudboom Echo shoes are one of the latest footwear options from the Switzerland-based brand that is focused on providing impressive capabilities for marathon runners to appreciate. The shoes... MORE
Sneaker-Like Comfort Dress Shoes
Sneaker-Like Comfort Dress Shoes
John Candor Shoes are Designed for Everyday Wear and Comfort
The John Candor shoes are a multifunctional fashion footwear style designed to deliver exceptional versatility and comfort for modern wearers to appreciate. The shoes are characterized by their... MORE
Breathably Waterproof Trail Shoes
Breathably Waterproof Trail Shoes
These Hiking Shoes Offer Rugged Comfort In the Great Outdoors
When you encounter a trail shoe that’s named after a volcanic mountain, you would be justified in assuming that this is a shoe that is capable of handling the most treacherous terrain and most... MORE
Accessible Sneaker
Brands are launching sneakers designed to accommodate people with disabilities
Trend - Mainstream brands are launching new footwear options designed to improve the lives of people with disabilities. These include sneakers with a hands-free design for those with limited dexterity as well as unique design details that focus on the senses of touch, sight, and sound for those who require sensory-focused accommodations.
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Sustainable Greek Sandal Brands
Sustainable Greek Sandal Brands
The Aplo Sandal is Made From 95% Recycled and Natural Materials
The Aplo sandal is manufactured in Greece and made from 90% recycled and natural materials. The sustainably made footwear marries style and sustainability and is suitable for all occasions. The Aplo... MORE
Studded Punk Clogs
Studded Punk Clogs
Crocs and Little Big to Create an Edgy Collection
Crocs and Little Big teamed up to create a collection of punk-themed footwear in black and hot pink colors that are adorned with spikes, chains and safety pins. Although fans are used to seeing... MORE
Glittering Gladiator Sandals
Glittering Gladiator Sandals
The Teva x Christian Cowan Capsule Introduces the Hurricane Gladiator
The Teva x Christian Cowan collection is a limited-edition capsule that features two silhouettes, the Hurricane Gladiator - CC and Hurricane XLT2 - CC. Both styles fuse elements of adventuring and... MORE
Layered Translucent Sneakers
Layered Translucent Sneakers
On's Cloudnova Wrap for Women Has an On-Off Closure System
The Cloudnova Wrap is the first women’s exclusive shoe from Swiss high-performance sportswear brand On and it’s a style that was created to provide comfort that lasts all day. The style... MORE
Low-Impact Chunky Boots
Low-Impact Chunky Boots
Kickers and Lucy and Yak Created the Vegan-Friendly Lennon Hi Boot
The Lennon Hi boot was created as part of a collaborative effort between Kickers and independent clothing brand Lucy and Yak, and it’s a vegan-friendly style made with sustainable materials... MORE
Grippy Golf Course Sandals
Grippy Golf Course Sandals
The REEF Spackler Golf Sandal is Ready for the Green
The REEF Spackler Golf Sandal is a summertime footwear style for avid golfers looking to maintain enhanced comfort and agility when spending time on the green. The sandals are paired with an air... MORE
Carbon-Plated Training Sneakers
Carbon-Plated Training Sneakers
The New Balance FuelCell RC Elite V2 is Lightweight
The New Balance FuelCell RC Elite V2 is one of the latest sneaker styles created by the brand that will provide athletes alike with a way to enjoy a comfortable, supported training experience. The... MORE
Sustainable Skate Shoes
Sustainable Skate Shoes
Vans' Eco Theory Collection Sustainably Revamps Four Iconic Styles
Vans’ Eco Theory collection features some of the brand’s most recognizable styles, now with sustainable and vegan designs. The collection features the lace-up Authentic sneakers, Slip-Ons,... MORE
QSR Cup-Inspired Sneakers
QSR Cup-Inspired Sneakers
The In-N-Out Burger Drink Cup Shoes Have a Recognizable Design
The In-N-Out Burger Drink Cup Shoes are a new fashion product created by the QSR brand to offer consumers a way to incorporate a touch of the brand’s signature style into their wardrobe. The... MORE
Aerospace Tech Sneakers
Aerospace Tech Sneakers
Me Next is a 3D-Printed Sneaker with Aerospace Technology
The Me Next 3D-printed sneaker is the first of its kind that’s enhanced with aerospace technology and it combines style, comfort and environmentally friendly materials. According to Me Next, &#... MORE
Beer-Branded Sneaker Collaborations
Beer-Branded Sneaker Collaborations
The Dame 7 EXT/PLYs Sport Modelo's Iconic Blue and Gold Colors
Modelo partnered up with popular professional basketball player Damian Lillard to launch the beer-branded Dame 7 EXT/PLY shoes. The shoes have a slimmed-down profile, sporting Modelo’s iconic... MORE
Intentionally Imperfect Sneakers
Intentionally Imperfect Sneakers
Puma's Mirage Sport is Styled Like an Early Manufacturing Sample
Inspired by a style that launched in the 70s, Puma is adding to its Mirage franchise with the all-new Mirage Sport. The new sneaker was informed by DJ culture and it features soft color palettes... MORE
Northwestern Lifestyle Hiking Boots
Northwestern Lifestyle Hiking Boots
The Filson x Danner Trail 2650 Mid Boots are Limited-Edition
The Filson x Danner Trail 2650 Mid Boots are the latest collaboration between the two brands that will offer avid explorers with a way to easily brave almost any conditions. The boots are named... MORE
Agile Outdoorsman Footwear
Agile Outdoorsman Footwear
The Arc'teryx Acrux LT GTX Boot is Lightweight and Technical
The Arc’teryx Acrux LT GTX Boot is a premium outdoor footwear style for avid mountaineers and adventurers alike that will enable them explore at leisure without feeling weighed down by their... MORE
Plush Responsive Sneakers
Plush Responsive Sneakers
The New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v11 Sneakers are Super Supportive
The New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v11 sneakers are lightweight and supportive thanks to plush soles and a stretchy knit upper. While the upper portion of the sneaker helps to hug the feet to provide a... MORE
Top 85 Footwear Trends in June
Top 85 Footwear Trends in June
From Nerve-Stimulating Sneakers to Nitrogen-Infused Running Shoes
From nerve-stimulating sneakers to nitrogen-infused running shoes, the June 2021 footwear trends showcase the industry’s innovations, many of which are geared towards maximum comfort and foot... MORE