From Lightweight Laceless Sneakers to Pastel Platform Sneakers

 - Feb 25, 2017
The February 2017 sneaker ideas show off a range of ways that new materials, manufacturing techniques and other technologies are reshaping the entire footwear industry.

To match consumers with the perfect pair of shoes, companies like ASICS is setting up in-store running demonstrations, while the Feetz@DSW pop-up lets consumers see their 3D-printed shoes being made instantly before their eyes.

Some of the themes that are prevalent throughout the newest footwear releases are sneaker colorways that take inspiration from food. This includes the collaborative Philly cheesesteak-inspired sneakers created by Diabora and UBIQ, as well as the all-new 'Chutney' Air Jordan 13 Lows. Another emerging pattern is the removal or modification of traditional lacing systems. This can be seen in a number of laceless designs, as well as running shoes that feature magnetic closure systems.