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Top 65 Shoe Ideas in April

From Co-Branded Tie-Dye Kicks to Weather-Reporting Footwear

— April 23, 2016 — Fashion
The April 2016 shoe trends reveal major innovations in terms of tech-infused footwear, as well as the continued popularity of collaborative sneaker projects.

While designers are constantly tweaking the way shoes are designed, consumers are beginning to see more high-tech changes when it comes to modern footwear. For example, Nike recently made the concept of self-lacing sneakers a reality with the release of the HyperAdapt 1.0. Such innovations demonstrate that shoe companies are beginning to move beyond simply changing the type of textiles they are using or making minor adjustments to the shape of the shoe.

While collaborative shoe collections are less eye-catching than tech-infused kicks, the April 2016 shoe trends reveal that co-branded sneakers remained popular among consumers. These collaborations included celebrity-designed products such as the Fenty Trainer by Rihanna and PUMA, as well as high-fashion collabs such as the Stella McCartney x Adidas collection.
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Festive Ireland-Inspired Kicks
Festive Ireland-Inspired Kicks
Nike's Newest Air Force 1 Design Honor St. Patrick's Day
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64
Monochromatic Easter Sneakers
Monochromatic Easter Sneakers
The Saucony Shadow 600 'Easter Egg Hunt' Range Celebrates Spring
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63
Pink Awareness Sneakers
Pink Awareness Sneakers
The Adidas Originals Tubular Doom EQT PINK Boast Breast Cancer Awareness
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62
Songstress Stiletto Collections
Songstress Stiletto Collections
'Denim Desserts' is a New Rihanna x Manolo Blahnik Collection
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61
Celebratory Checkered Sneakers
Celebratory Checkered Sneakers
Vans is Celebrating its 50th Birthday with Cool Patterned Kicks
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60
Honorary Shoe Style Conventions
Honorary Shoe Style Conventions
The Air Max Sneaker Show Celebrates the Specific Shoe Style
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59
Campfire Dessert Slippers
Campfire Dessert Slippers
These Heated Indoor Shoes are Designed to Look Like S'more Sandwiches
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58
Patriotic Skate Shoes
Patriotic Skate Shoes
Vans' 'American Freedom' Pack Celebrates the Land of the Free
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57
Calf-Compressing Basketball Shoes
Calf-Compressing Basketball Shoes
The KD8 Elite Boasts Nike Air Zoom and Flywire Technology
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56
Co-Branded Tie-Dye Kicks
Co-Branded Tie-Dye Kicks
The Newest Nike SB Dunk Low Pro Was Designed by Ishod Wair
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55
Futuristic Self-Lacing Sneakers
Futuristic Self-Lacing Sneakers
The 'HyperAdapt 1.0' by Nike Features Real-Life Power Laces
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54
Patriotic Slip-on Sneakers
Patriotic Slip-on Sneakers
The 'American Freedom' Printed Vans Celebrate America's Heritage
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53
Premium Glowing Summer Sandals
Premium Glowing Summer Sandals
The 'CIABATTINAMILANO' Flip Flop Styles Glow After a Day in the Sun
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52
Exaggerated Sneaker Mashups
Exaggerated Sneaker Mashups
These Sneaker Illustrations are Retro Recreations of Past Releases
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51
Co-Branded Candy Sneakers
Co-Branded Candy Sneakers
The J.Crew x New Balance 997 Kicks are inspired by a Classic Candy
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50
Athletic Outpost Boutiques
Athletic Outpost Boutiques
The NikeLab DSM PEK is the Latest International Nikelab Shop
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49
Winterized Sneaker Soles
Winterized Sneaker Soles
The Vibram Arctic Grip Features a Embossed Treads for Added Traction
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48
Peached Textile Sneakers
Peached Textile Sneakers
The adidas Originals NMD_R1 for Women Features Premium Materials
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47
Co-Branded Lifestyle Sneakers
Co-Branded Lifestyle Sneakers
The White Mountaineering x adidas Collection is Both Bold and Simple
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46
Forest-Inspired Cobranded Kicks
Forest-Inspired Cobranded Kicks
The Packer Shoes x New Balance Collab is Inspired by Pine Barrens
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45
Sandwich-Inspired Sneakers
Sandwich-Inspired Sneakers
The KD 8 Sneaker is Inspired by Kevin Durant's Favorite Childhood Snack
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44
Speed-Testing Sneaker Billboards
Speed-Testing Sneaker Billboards
Reebok's Running Challenge Gives Free Sneakers to Fast Runners
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43
Retro Crossover Sneakers
Retro Crossover Sneakers
The Supreme x Nike Air Max 98 Sneakers Promote Stylish Nostalgia
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42
One-Toned Basketball Shoes
One-Toned Basketball Shoes
The Air Jordan 12 is Newly Rendered in a Monochromatic Blue
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41
Speckled Easter Sneakers
Speckled Easter Sneakers
The ASICS Easter Collection Features Speckled Soles
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40
Fast Food Sneakers
Fast Food Sneakers
The Sneakersnstuff x PUMA XT2 'Pizza & Burgers' Shoe Promotes Foodie Styling
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39
Celebratory Graffiti Sneakers
Celebratory Graffiti Sneakers
The Wes Lang x Vans OG Sk8-Hi Kicks Honor Vans' 50th Birthday
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38
Patriotic High-Top Sneakers
Patriotic High-Top Sneakers
KKtP Sneakers Introduces a Metallic Red, White and Blue Shoe
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37
Cruelty-Free Footwear Collections
Cruelty-Free Footwear Collections
In Addition to Stylish Bags, Matt and Nat Now Makes Vegan Shoes
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36
Female Sneaker Shop Kicks
Female Sneaker Shop Kicks
The Naked Reebok Club C "Daze" Shoe Will Only Have 100 Pairs
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35
Mud-Resistant Cleats
Mud-Resistant Cleats
The Nike AntiClog Traction Football Boots are Designed to Avoid Dirt Build-Up
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34
Past-Inspired Sneakers
Past-Inspired Sneakers
The adidas Originals NMD is Designed for a Nomadic Lifestyle
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33
Knitted Co-Branded Sneakers
Knitted Co-Branded Sneakers
Stella McCartney Has Teamed with Adidas for a New Ultra Boost Sneaker
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32
Zig-Zag Couture Sneakers
Zig-Zag Couture Sneakers
The Converse x Missoni Spring Pack Features a Playful Print
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31
Weather-Reporting Footwear
Weather-Reporting Footwear
This DIY Project Turns Your Converse Shoes Into Weather Reporters
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30
CEO-Designed Sneakers
CEO-Designed Sneakers
The Nike Air Max Ultra M is Designed by the Brand's Very Own Mark Parker
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29
Pink Blossom Sneakers
Pink Blossom Sneakers
PUMA's 'Sakura' Sneakers Celebrate Japan's Cherry Blossom Season
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28
Self-Lacing Sneakers
Self-Lacing Sneakers
Nike Hyperadapt 1.0 Brings 'Back to the Future' Tech to Life in Sleek Way
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27
Classic Art Sneaker Tableaus
Classic Art Sneaker Tableaus
The Highsnobiety Nike Air Max Day Series References the Dutch Masters
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26
Expensive Distressed Sneakers
Expensive Distressed Sneakers
The Pink Suede Skate Superstars are Deconstructed Beforehand
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25
Connect-the-Dots Sneaker Art
Connect-the-Dots Sneaker Art
These Nike Air Max Day Illustrations Were Made by Michael Coley
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24
Ethical Rain Boots
Ethical Rain Boots
Alice + Whittles Uses Natural Rubbers for Its Stylish Footwear
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23
Sneaker Milestone Conventions
Sneaker Milestone Conventions
Air Max Con Tokyo is an Interactive Three-Day Event
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22
Revolutionary Climbing Shoes
Revolutionary Climbing Shoes
'So iLL' Shoes are Functional, Fashionable and Retro-Inspired
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21
Slipper-Like Trainers
Slipper-Like Trainers
The Nike AIr Moc Fleece is a Slipper You Can Wear Outdoors
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20
Flexible Footwear Merchandising
Flexible Footwear Merchandising
This Shoe Shop Highlights the Burgeoning Porto Alegre Retail Scene
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19
Revolutionary Running Shoes
Revolutionary Running Shoes
The Nike LunarEpic Flyknit Drastically Rethinks the Collar and Sole
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18
Whimsical Literary Heels
Whimsical Literary Heels
These Alice in Wonderland Costume Shoes Use Alice Figurines as the Heels
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17
Futuristic Performance Trainers
Futuristic Performance Trainers
The Fenty Trainer Displays an Aesthetic That is Ahead of its Time
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16
3D-Printed Athletic Footwear
3D-Printed Athletic Footwear
The Under Armour 'Architect' Trainers are Limited to Just 96 Pairs
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15
Floral Season Sneakers
Floral Season Sneakers
The New Nike Air Max Zero Ultra Celebrates Spring in Tokyo
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14
Brutalist Sneaker Shops
Brutalist Sneaker Shops
The EYTYS store in Stockholm is Inspired by Two Design Genres
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13
Floral Couture Sneakers
Floral Couture Sneakers
The Gucci Tian Print Sneakers Boast Retro Eastern Style
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12
Lighter-Heeled Sock Ankle Boots
Lighter-Heeled Sock Ankle Boots
The Sock Ankle Boots by Vetements are a Conceptual Statement Piece
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11
Comfort Food-Inspired Sneakers
Comfort Food-Inspired Sneakers
These New Nike Sneakers are Inspired by Chicken and Waffles
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10
Waterproof Outdoor Slippers
Waterproof Outdoor Slippers
The North Face Thermoball Traction Shoes Provide Cushioned Warmth
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9
Cobranded Functionalist Boots
Cobranded Functionalist Boots
The OFF-WHITE Dr Martens BRAUN Collaboration Will Yield New Kicks
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8
Speed-Increasing Sportswear
Speed-Increasing Sportswear
The Nike Vapor Track & Field Kits Boasts AeroSwift Technology
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7
Songstress Denim Footwear
Songstress Denim Footwear
Rihanna's Denim Dessert Collection is Full of Statement-Making Footwear
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6
Celebratory Sneaker Shop Takeovers
Celebratory Sneaker Shop Takeovers
The Livestock Nike Air Max Day Takeover Popped Up in Toronto
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5
Wool Running Shoes
Wool Running Shoes
Allbirds Designs Help Keep Feet Smelling So Fresh and Clean
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4
Classic Cork Midsole Sneakers
Classic Cork Midsole Sneakers
This Stan Smith Luxe Model Features a Cork-Wrapped Midsole
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3
Futuristic Sock Sneakers
Futuristic Sock Sneakers
The City Sock by Adidas Offers a Slip-on Fitted Wear
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2
Platform Sneaker Concepts
Platform Sneaker Concepts
The Golden Shape Has Reimagined the Nike Blazer Low with a Creeper Sole
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1
Sneaker Heritage Festival Venues
Sneaker Heritage Festival Venues
The Nike Air Max Con Hong Kong Event Shows the Shoe's History
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