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Top 60 Footwear Trends in August

From Casual Comfort Sandals to Awkward Sneaker Ads

— August 28, 2016 — Fashion
These August 2016 footwear trends range from casual comfort sandals to awkward sneaker ads that use familiar celebrity faces to ironically sell a product. For example, Reebok's latest collaboration with UK-based skatewear brand Palace is marketed with a hilarious ad, starring comedic actor Jonah Hill. Pretending to be a fan of both Reebok and Palace, Hill discusses his love for both companies awkwardly while being superimposed inside a retail shop setting. Opposing marketing tactics adapted by more traditional brands, this shoe campaign is fun and sarcastic, appealing to Palace's target demographic of young males.

When looking at the month's top shoe releases, these August 2016 footwear trends include patriotic, commemorative sneakers along with artisanal Italian shoes that are made modern and youthful with the infusion of hand-painted elements.
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Awkward Sneaker Commercials
Awkward Sneaker Commercials
Jonah Hill Pretends to Be an Awful Spokesperson in a Reebok Commercial
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Narrative Sneaker Displays
Narrative Sneaker Displays
PERCH Interactive's Shoe Shelving Offers Performance Feature Info
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58
Beast-Inspired Sneakers
Beast-Inspired Sneakers
24 Kilates Helped to Create Shoes Made with Fear and Gore in Mind
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57
Gilded Rapper Sneakers
Gilded Rapper Sneakers
The Nike Air Yeezy 2 Shoes Are Decked Out in a Custom Gold Finish
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56
Performance-Boosting Baseball Cleats
Performance-Boosting Baseball Cleats
The Nike Zoom Trout 3 Shoes Maximize Baseball Performance
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55
Revamped Classic Sneakers
Revamped Classic Sneakers
adidas Originals Gazelle Tribes are a New Take on an Old Classic
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54
Glittery House Slippers
Glittery House Slippers
These Hand-Felted Slippers Provide Year-Round Comfort
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53
Sporty Baseball Sneakers
Sporty Baseball Sneakers
The Vans MLB Footwear Collection Celebrates the Team Styles
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52
Patriotic Sneaker Collections
Patriotic Sneaker Collections
These Sneakers Celebrate America's Independence Day
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51
Limb-Focused Books
Limb-Focused Books
'New York Legs' is a Photographic Book That Shows Indiviuality in a New Way
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50
Famous Feline Sneaker Series
Famous Feline Sneaker Series
BAIT Released a Limited Edition Felix the Cat Collection
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49
Defiant Basketball Shoes
Defiant Basketball Shoes
The New Air Jordan XIII Shoes Incorporate Flyweave Construction
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48
Minimalist Mesh Sneakers
Minimalist Mesh Sneakers
The Auckland Modern is an Updated Version of Converse's Auckland Racer
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47
Pink Monochrome Sneakers
Pink Monochrome Sneakers
The Pink Stan Smith Primeknits Modernize the adidas Classic Model
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46
Lightweight Ventilated Shoes
Lightweight Ventilated Shoes
This Lightweight Shoe Blends Flyknit Construction With Air Max Design
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45
Celebratory Star-Spangled Sneakers
Celebratory Star-Spangled Sneakers
This Puma USA Design Tributes Athletes in the Rio Olympics
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44
Custom Iced Tea Sneakers
Custom Iced Tea Sneakers
Brisk Iced Tea is Marketing a New Pineapple Flavor with a Shoe Giveaway
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43
Revitalized Basketball Sneakers
Revitalized Basketball Sneakers
The 'Under Armour Curry 2.5' Includes a Range of Fresh Colorways
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42
Olympic-Commemorating Sneakers
Olympic-Commemorating Sneakers
This Nike Design Celebrates the Anniversary of the Atlanta Olympics
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41
Magisterial Soccer Shoes
Magisterial Soccer Shoes
This New Nike Magista Soccer Shoe Promises Next-Level Performance
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40
Spiked Sprinting Shoes
Spiked Sprinting Shoes
These Nike Shoes Are Designed For Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
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39
Patriotic Sneaker Concepts
Patriotic Sneaker Concepts
The New Nike Air Prestos Feature Red, WHite and Blue Colors
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38
Sprinter-Made Athletic Shoes
Sprinter-Made Athletic Shoes
Olympian Allyson Felix Had a Hand Creating a Special Nike Design
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37
Psychedelic Sneaker Series
Psychedelic Sneaker Series
Vans Vault Decorated Its Sneakers with Iconic Art from Robert Williams
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36
Dancer-Training Sandals
Dancer-Training Sandals
The Jackson Walk Jet Lower Body Training Shoes Increase Leg Muscles
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35
Stamping Message Sandals
Stamping Message Sandals
The 'Follow Me Bring Beer' Flip Flops Design Ask For a Drink in the Sand
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34
Resuscitated Running Shoes
Resuscitated Running Shoes
These Nike Running Shoes Revisit Classic Sportswear Constructions
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33
Medal-Inspired Sneakers
Medal-Inspired Sneakers
adidas' New Stan Smiths are Decorated with Gold Accents
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32
Knitted Plastic Footwear
Knitted Plastic Footwear
The Technicolor Rothy Flats are Constructed Using Recycled Water Bottles
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31
Reflexology Massage Sandals
Reflexology Massage Sandals
These Sandals with Built-In Stones Offer Foot Reflexology on the Go
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30
Non-Athlete Sneaker Partnerships
Non-Athlete Sneaker Partnerships
Kanye West and Adidas Partnered to Create a New Collection
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29
Vibrant Celebrity-Designed Sneakers
Vibrant Celebrity-Designed Sneakers
The 'Hu NMD' Sneakers Come from adidas and Pharrell Williams
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28
Platform Camouflage Sneakers
Platform Camouflage Sneakers
The PUMA x Rihanna Fenty Was Updated with a Patterned Orange Colorway
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27
Road Trip-Inspired Sneakers
Road Trip-Inspired Sneakers
The 'Nike SB Seat Cover' Reimagines Summer Trips in Sneaker Form
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26
Sporty Superstar Sneakers
Sporty Superstar Sneakers
The Kevin Durant Nike KD 9 iD Shoes Support the Golden State Warriors
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25
Exclusive Kids Sneaker Stores
Exclusive Kids Sneaker Stores
Berlin's 'Yumalove' Was Designed to Sell Kids Sneakers Specifically
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24
Highlighter-Hued Sneakers
Highlighter-Hued Sneakers
The Puma Fierce Brights Collection Comes in Ultra-Bright Shades
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23
Rouge Woven Sneakers
Rouge Woven Sneakers
The New Filling Pieces Sneaker Features a Tricolor Hand-Woven Design
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22
Hand-Painted Italian Shoes
Hand-Painted Italian Shoes
This Business Uses Ancient Italian Traditions to Create Unique Shoes
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21
Refreshed Signature Shoes
Refreshed Signature Shoes
The Kevin Durant Signature Shoe Celebrates the Player's New Team
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20
Beef Patty Sneakers
Beef Patty Sneakers
This Jamaican Patty Design Was Created to Celebrate Caribbean Culture
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19
Swirl-Patterned Shoes
Swirl-Patterned Shoes
This New Converse Shoe's Patterns Are Inspired By Ink-Floating Art
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18
Bubblegum Skater Collections
Bubblegum Skater Collections
Club 75 and Vans Joined for a Series of Colorful Printed Sneakers
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17
Skater-Designed Sneakers
Skater-Designed Sneakers
adidas Skateboarding Collaborated with Na-kel Smith
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16
Cosmic Sport Sneakers
Cosmic Sport Sneakers
The Air Jordan XXX 'Cosmos' Reflects a Pattern Inspired By the Milky Way
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15
Customizable High-Top Sneakers
Customizable High-Top Sneakers
The Converse Chuck Taylor Shoes Can Now be Personalized with NikeID
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14
Retro Relaunched Sneakers
Retro Relaunched Sneakers
Converse Brought Back Its 'Star and Bars' Model Due to Popular Demand
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13
Biomorphic Woven Sneakers
Biomorphic Woven Sneakers
The Nike Air Presto Shoes Offer a Weaved Upper for Maximum Breathability
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12
Marijuana-Concealing Sneakers
Marijuana-Concealing Sneakers
These Vegan Sneakers are Designed With a Secret Compartmet
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11
Recycled Plastic Sandals
Recycled Plastic Sandals
Philippe Starck's 'The Ipanema' Line is Made Using Repurposed Materials
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10
Revitalized Moccasin Sneakers
Revitalized Moccasin Sneakers
Visvim’s Moccasin Shoes Were Updated with a New Model and Colorways
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9
Solid Gold Sneakers
Solid Gold Sneakers
Drake Commissioned a Pair of OVO-Branded 24k Gold Air Jordans to be Designed
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8
Leather DIY Sandals
Leather DIY Sandals
Pikkpack's Custom Shoe Kits are Stylish and Accessible to Create
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7
Satin Slip-On Shoes
Satin Slip-On Shoes
Vans Japan Released a Lookbook That Includes Beautifully Embroidered Designs
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6
Simplistic Bauhaus Sneakers
Simplistic Bauhaus Sneakers
The THEY Unisex Shoes Opt for Geometric Shapes and Subtle Pastel Hues
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5
Splashed Paint Sneakers
Splashed Paint Sneakers
These Rainbow Adidas Shoes are Perfect for the Summer
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4
Casual Colorful Sandals
Casual Colorful Sandals
People Footwear Released Two Vibrant Sandal Variations for Summer
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3
Supportive Sock-Like Sneakers
Supportive Sock-Like Sneakers
These Stylish Nike Sneakers Expand and Contract in All Directions
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2
Extravagant Sneaker Series
Extravagant Sneaker Series
The Ferragamo Shoe Collection Was Expanded with a Variety of Luxe Looks
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1
Car-Inspired Sneakers
Car-Inspired Sneakers
The Puma X-CAT DISC Was Inspired by the Design of the BMW GINA
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