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Top 45 Footwear Innovations in July

From Lightweight Running Shoes to Waste-Constructed Sneakers

— July 31, 2016 — Fashion
These July 2016 footwear trends range from waste-made sneakers to retro running shoe reboots that are geared toward collectors. In addition to the month's food, pop culture and flag-themed footwear examples, other standouts include shoes that are designed with sustainability in mind. While Timberland hopes to make its latest collection of boots from recycled plastic bottles. 'The Impema' sandal collection by designer Phillipe Starck follows a similar theme, using discarded polymers as its material of choice.

Some other July 2016 footwear innovations include retail examples like skate culture pop-ups and even shops that solely specialize in sneaker cleaning services. Additional standouts include skater-designed shoe collections and even sneaker concepts that are modeled after 4-wheeled vehicles.

Focused on both style and function, the month's footwear innovations strongly promote eco-friendly lifestyle choices while simultaneously looking to popular culture for their inspiration.
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Pride-Celebrating Basketball Shoes
Pride-Celebrating Basketball Shoes
Nike's 'Be True' Collection Pays Tribute to World Pride
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Mobile Gaming Sneakers
Mobile Gaming Sneakers
Lenovo's Intel-Powered Smart Sneakers Double As Mobile Game Controllers
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Beast-Inspired Sneakers
Beast-Inspired Sneakers
24 Kilates Helped to Create Shoes Made with Fear and Gore in Mind
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42
Revamped Classic Sneakers
Revamped Classic Sneakers
adidas Originals Gazelle Tribes are a New Take on an Old Classic
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Waste-Made Sneakers
Waste-Made Sneakers
Nike Grind is a Material Made Up of the Sportswear Company's Own Trash
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40
Patriotic Sneaker Collections
Patriotic Sneaker Collections
These Sneakers Celebrate America's Independence Day
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39
Tropical Clothing Collaborations
Tropical Clothing Collaborations
This adidas Line Was Made with Pharrell's Billionaire Boys Club
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Mutant Turtle Combat Boots
Mutant Turtle Combat Boots
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Dr. Martens Celebrate the Upcoming Film
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37
Retro Sneaker Reboots
Retro Sneaker Reboots
The Air Jordan 9 University Blue is Set to Make a Comeback from the 90s
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36
Modern Golf Sneakers
Modern Golf Sneakers
The Nike Flyknit Elite Golf Shoe is Made for the Modern Athlete
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Hip-Hop Sneaker Releases
Hip-Hop Sneaker Releases
These Nike Wu-Tang Branded Sneakers Pay Tribute to the Hip-Hop Legends
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Patriotic Sneaker Concepts
Patriotic Sneaker Concepts
The New Nike Air Prestos Feature Red, WHite and Blue Colors
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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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Rainbow-Colored Sneakers
Rainbow-Colored Sneakers
Nike's Ultrafast Flyknits Now Come in Rainbow Colors
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Collaborative Sneaker Promotions
Collaborative Sneaker Promotions
DJ Clark Kent and Russ Bengtson Promote a New Colorway for adidas
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Soda-Inspired Athletic Shoes
Soda-Inspired Athletic Shoes
Nike Was Inspired by Sprite in the Design of Its New Flyknit
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Sneaker-Themed Slippers
Sneaker-Themed Slippers
These Stylish Slippers Look Like Yeezys but Were Made for Comfort
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Non-Athlete Sneaker Partnerships
Non-Athlete Sneaker Partnerships
Kanye West and Adidas Partnered to Create a New Collection
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Sneaker-Cleaning Shops
Sneaker-Cleaning Shops
The Jason Markk Store in NYC Specializes in Professional Shoe Cleaning
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Spooky Film Sneakers
Spooky Film Sneakers
These Shoes Designed by FILA and Nas Were Inspired by the Ghostbusters Movie
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Illuminated Rapper Sneakers
Illuminated Rapper Sneakers
Soulja Boy Has Come Out with a New Version of Light-Up Shoes
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Woven Classic Sneakers
Woven Classic Sneakers
This Converse Design Weaves Material for a Stylish Yet Breathable Addition
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Vibrantly Violet Sneakers
Vibrantly Violet Sneakers
These Purple Air Jordans Have Accents That Give a Luxurious Flare
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Sporty Superstar Sneakers
Sporty Superstar Sneakers
The Kevin Durant Nike KD 9 iD Shoes Support the Golden State Warriors
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Hand-Painted Italian Shoes
Hand-Painted Italian Shoes
This Business Uses Ancient Italian Traditions to Create Unique Shoes
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Lightweight Running Shoes
Lightweight Running Shoes
ASICS Took Three Years To Develop These Lightweight Sneakers
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Tradition-Protecting Sandals
Tradition-Protecting Sandals
This Company Aims to Restore An Ancient Shoe-Making Tradition
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Skater-Made Sneakers
Skater-Made Sneakers
Pro Skater Lucas Puig Collaborated with adidas for a Line of Board Shoes
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Beef Patty Sneakers
Beef Patty Sneakers
This Jamaican Patty Design Was Created to Celebrate Caribbean Culture
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Skater-Designed Sneakers
Skater-Designed Sneakers
adidas Skateboarding Collaborated with Na-kel Smith
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15
Bubblegum Skater Collections
Bubblegum Skater Collections
Club 75 and Vans Joined for a Series of Colorful Printed Sneakers
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14
Customizable High-Top Sneakers
Customizable High-Top Sneakers
The Converse Chuck Taylor Shoes Can Now be Personalized with NikeID
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Cushioned Performance Sneakers
Cushioned Performance Sneakers
adidas' AlphaBOUNCE Shoes Have a Midsole of Elastic Foam
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Upcycled Plastic Shoes
Upcycled Plastic Shoes
Timberland is Creating a Line of Shoes from Recycled Plastic Bottles
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Upcycled Plastic Shoes
Upcycled Plastic Shoes
These Blue Adidas Sneakers are Made from Ocean Garbage
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10
Cosmic Sport Sneakers
Cosmic Sport Sneakers
The Air Jordan XXX 'Cosmos' Reflects a Pattern Inspired By the Milky Way
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Biomorphic Woven Sneakers
Biomorphic Woven Sneakers
The Nike Air Presto Shoes Offer a Weaved Upper for Maximum Breathability
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Recycled Plastic Sandals
Recycled Plastic Sandals
Philippe Starck's 'The Ipanema' Line is Made Using Repurposed Materials
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Skateboarding Culture Pop-Ups
Skateboarding Culture Pop-Ups
This Store by INCREDIBLE Features a Series of Vintage Skate Products
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Satin Slip-On Shoes
Satin Slip-On Shoes
Vans Japan Released a Lookbook That Includes Beautifully Embroidered Designs
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Famous Graffiti Shoes
Famous Graffiti Shoes
TOMS Joined with the Keith Haring Foundation for a Series of Graffiti Shoes
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Californian Shoe Collections
Californian Shoe Collections
Vans' New Collection is Inspired by the Surfing Culture of California
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Casual Colorful Sandals
Casual Colorful Sandals
People Footwear Released Two Vibrant Sandal Variations for Summer
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Distinguished Modern Sneakers
Distinguished Modern Sneakers
CASBIA's Stylish Shoes for Men Incorporate Contemporary Designs
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Car-Inspired Sneakers
Car-Inspired Sneakers
The Puma X-CAT DISC Was Inspired by the Design of the BMW GINA
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