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Top 80 Footwear Trends in October

From Luxury Knit Platforms to Wheat-Inspired Sneakers

— October 29, 2016 — Fashion
These October 2016 footwear trends range from luxury knit platforms to wheat-inspired sneaker releases that draw inspiration from an unexpected place. While Salvatore Ferragamo's Spring 2017 runway show featured sporty flatforms with a feminine twist and crocheted accents, the 'New Air Max BW' sneaker boasts a distinct colorway, comparing the shade of leather to the appearance of wheat fields.

When looking at the month's functional footwear innovations, standouts include bacteria-banishing shoe bags and ergonomic slippers that promote comfort without skipping out on style. Additional October 2016 footwear examples to take note of include revamped oxford shoes that pair vintage and modern elements along with feline-inspired sneakers that are designed for fashion fans with a daring and fearless personality.
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Skater-Made Sneaker Campaigns
Skater-Made Sneaker Campaigns
William Strobeck Made 'KING PUPPY' for the Supreme and Nike Release
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79
Majestic Biker Shoe Ads
Majestic Biker Shoe Ads
This Timberland Shoe Commercial Follows a Velvet-Clad Biker Named Fernando
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78
Contract-Celebrating Sneakers
Contract-Celebrating Sneakers
These Air Jordan's Celebrate Michael Jordan's Signature and Passion
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77
Dual-Branded Anniversary Sneakers
Dual-Branded Anniversary Sneakers
This Sleek New Vans Collection Was Made with Help from Dime
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76
Wool-Clad Basketball Sneakers
Wool-Clad Basketball Sneakers
Pendleton Wool Linked with Nike to Makeover Some of Its Classics
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75
Luxe Patchwork Shoes
Luxe Patchwork Shoes
COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT Collaborated with Generic Man for a New Suede Series
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74
Revisited Laser-Printed Sneakers
Revisited Laser-Printed Sneakers
These New Jordan Brand Dub Zeros Will Feature Fresh Colorways
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73
Hand-Dyed Suede Boots
Hand-Dyed Suede Boots
Hender Scheme's 'Bracken' Boots Have a Purposely Raw Appearance
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72
Slip-On Snakeskin Sneakers
Slip-On Snakeskin Sneakers
These Silver Shoes Were Released by 'THE PARK · ING GINZA' in Tokyo
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71
Revitalized Retro Runners
Revitalized Retro Runners
Eytys Introduced Its First Running Shoes with a Nod to 1970s Fashion
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70
Snakeskin-Accented Tennis Sneakers
Snakeskin-Accented Tennis Sneakers
NikeLab Updated Its Tennis Classic Shoes with Three New Colors
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69
Stylishly Lightweight Boots
Stylishly Lightweight Boots
The Dr. Martens Lite Shoes Provide Wearers with Comfort and Style
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68
Bacteria-Banishing Shoe Bags
Bacteria-Banishing Shoe Bags
The 'Aercase' Kills Bacteria and Stops Odors to Keep Kicks Fresh
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67
Sleek Supportive Sneakers
Sleek Supportive Sneakers
The JD Sports Air Max is a Streamlined Version of a Classic Nike Model
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66
Updated Perforated Shoes
Updated Perforated Shoes
NikeLab Added to Its Collection of 'Match Classics' with New Colorways
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65
Rapper-Designed Cleats
Rapper-Designed Cleats
The YEEZY Cleats Given to DeAndre Hopkins Will Likely Be Offered Publicly
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64
Furry Futuristic Sandals
Furry Futuristic Sandals
These New UGGs Were Made in Collaboration with Teva Footwear
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63
Poker-Inspired Sneakers
Poker-Inspired Sneakers
This Collaborative Design Was Made to Tribute the Ace Playing Card
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62
Relaunched Beer-Branded Sneakers
Relaunched Beer-Branded Sneakers
Vans is Bringing Back a Nostalgic Design to Honor Coors Light
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61
Regally Revitalized Sneakers
Regally Revitalized Sneakers
These Metallic adidas Sneakers Luxuriously Reimagine a Former Model
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60
Wine-Hued Soccer Shoes
Wine-Hued Soccer Shoes
The Nike Tiempo Pirlo Celebrates Andrea Pirlo's Obsession With Wine-Making
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59
Fuzzy Suede Shoes
Fuzzy Suede Shoes
PRO-Keds Updated Its 'Royal Sneaker' Model with a Playful Textured Material
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58
Label-Launching Skate Shoes
Label-Launching Skate Shoes
Brendon Babenzien's Series of Suede Skate Shoes Introduces His Brand
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57
Snakeskin Graphic Shoe Designs
Snakeskin Graphic Shoe Designs
The New Adidas Sneaker Design Offers Serpentine Graphics
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56
Athlete-Specific Sneakers
Athlete-Specific Sneakers
These Customized Sneakers Were Designed for Trayvon Bromell
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55
Rebranded Tennis Sneakers
Rebranded Tennis Sneakers
Reebok Adapted Its Vintage 'Club C 85' for a More Casual Look
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54
Luxe Understated Sneakers
Luxe Understated Sneakers
These Saint Laurent Sneakers Boast One-Toned Colorways & Smooth Finishes
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53
Skeletal Football Cleats
Skeletal Football Cleats
These adidas Football Cleats Sport a Design That's Ready for Halloween
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52
Maroon Shelled Sneakers
Maroon Shelled Sneakers
The New Nike Foamposite One Features a More Neutral Fall-Ready Colorway
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51
Nostalgic Athletic Sandals
Nostalgic Athletic Sandals
Reebok and Joyrich Revitalized the Insta Pump Fury in an Electric Blue
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50
Decade-Inspired Sandals
Decade-Inspired Sandals
The Designs for These Slip-On Sandals Transition Through Rider's History
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49
Beer-Branded Sneakers
Beer-Branded Sneakers
Budweiser and ALIFE Created These Promotional Limited-Edition Sneakers
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48
Hotel-Made Suede Sneakers
Hotel-Made Suede Sneakers
The Bradley Court Shoe Has a Sleek Look and Unique Branding
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47
Suede Wine Sneakers
Suede Wine Sneakers
These Casual Burgundy adidas Sneakers Feature Artful Branding on the Sides
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46
Revitalized Rapper-Made Sneakers
Revitalized Rapper-Made Sneakers
Kanye West is Said to Releasing a New YEEZY Boost Colorway
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45
Fashionable Ergonomic Slippers
Fashionable Ergonomic Slippers
MeMoi Slipper Socks Conform to the Wearer's Foot for Extra Warmth
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44
Bonfire-Inspired Sneakers
Bonfire-Inspired Sneakers
Nike Updated the 'Air Max 90 Premium' to Encapsulate a Popular Activity
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43
Flexible Skate Shoes
Flexible Skate Shoes
These New Stan Smiths from adidas Feature a Gray Primeknit Upper
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42
Popstar Platform Boots
Popstar Platform Boots
Rihanna Updated Her FENTY PUMA Series with a Zippered White 'Sneaker Boot'
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41
Luxe Python Sneakers
Luxe Python Sneakers
'The Remade' Added to the adidas Originals NMD with Gold Locks and Snakeskin
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40
Luxe Rapper-Inspired Sneakers
Luxe Rapper-Inspired Sneakers
Kid Cudi Influenced These Italian Leather Giuseppe Zanotti Sneakers
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39
Sneaker-Celebrating Sandals
Sneaker-Celebrating Sandals
The OVO Air Jordan 12 Sneaker Received a Complementary Slip-On Sandal
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38
Artful Toronto-Themed Sneakers
Artful Toronto-Themed Sneakers
Nike Created a Tribute Sneaker for the Nuit Blanche Toronto Show
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37
Sleek Oxford Shoes
Sleek Oxford Shoes
Everlane's New Oxford Shoes are Crafted From Italian Leather
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36
Power-Maximizing Cycling Footwear
Power-Maximizing Cycling Footwear
The S-PHYRE Cycling Shoes Reduce Aerodynamic Drag
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35
Fantastically Printed Footwear
Fantastically Printed Footwear
These 3D-Printed Footwear Pieces Adopt Whimsical Forms
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34
Transparent Sole Business Shoes
Transparent Sole Business Shoes
For a Modern Update, Prada Gave a Classic Model a Unique Rework
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33
Retro Hip Hop Apparel
Retro Hip Hop Apparel
The Puma Clyde Line Celebrates When the Beastie Boys Were Brand Ambassadors
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32
Kid's Jack-o'-Lantern Sneakers
Kid's Jack-o'-Lantern Sneakers
Nike Updated Its 'Foamposite' Model with a Playful Halloween Theme
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31
Luxe Skull-Branded Sneakers
Luxe Skull-Branded Sneakers
mastermind JAPAN Added Its Logo on a New Version of Buscemi Sneakers
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30
All-White Rapper Sneakers
All-White Rapper Sneakers
Kanye West Debuted White YEEZY Boost 350s at His NYC Fashion Show
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29
Co-Branded Leather Loafer Shoes
Co-Branded Leather Loafer Shoes
nanamica Joined with Dr. Martens for Two Business-Ready Designs
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28
Vibrating Navigational Boots
Vibrating Navigational Boots
Hi-Tec's Navigator Boots Use Bluetooth to Guide through Vibrations
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27
Denim-Accented Burgundy Boots
Denim-Accented Burgundy Boots
Timberland Updated Its Collection with a Fall-Ready Wine Colorway
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26
Color-Blocked Fur Sneakers
Color-Blocked Fur Sneakers
Fendi Covered the Entire Upper of Its Shoe in an Elaborate Fur Design
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25
Revitalized Modular Sneakers
Revitalized Modular Sneakers
adidas Adjusted Its 'Tubular Doom' with a Sleek New Upper Design
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24
Race Car-Inspired Sneakers
Race Car-Inspired Sneakers
These Maison Margiela Shoes Feature a Bright Checkered Flag Design
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23
Modernized Combat Boots
Modernized Combat Boots
John Elliott Offers a Refined Variation of a Classic Footwear Staple
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22
Metallic High-Top Shoes
Metallic High-Top Shoes
These Futuristic Luxury Shoes are Highly Reflective
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21
Lizard-Like Custom Sneakers
Lizard-Like Custom Sneakers
The 'Shoe Surgeon' Adapted a Pair of Air Jordans with a Textured Upper
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20
Luxe 70s-Inspired High-Tops
Luxe 70s-Inspired High-Tops
These COACH Sneakers are Said to Draw from Old-School Hip Hop Culture
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19
Hand-Embroidered Shoes
Hand-Embroidered Shoes
These Embroidered Sneakers are Stitched with Sophisticated Florals
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18
Eclectic Exclusive Footwear
Eclectic Exclusive Footwear
Filling Pieces' Sleek Sneaker Series Was Promoted with Stylish Imagery
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17
Reconfigured Military-Inspired Sneakers
Reconfigured Military-Inspired Sneakers
Nike Adapted Its LeBron Soldier 10 with a Camouflage Print
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16
Ceramic Sneaker Collectibles
Ceramic Sneaker Collectibles
ACRONYM & Nike's Design Was Transformed into a Ceramic Porcelain Vase
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15
Masculine Fall-Ready Sneakers
Masculine Fall-Ready Sneakers
Visvim's Fall Footwear Line Makes Use of Weather-Resistant Material
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14
Stylish Winter Sport Boots
Stylish Winter Sport Boots
The Burton x Danner Snowboard Boots Blend Fashion with Utility
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13
Multipurpose Kevlar Shoelaces
Multipurpose Kevlar Shoelaces
The ITS Tactical Kevlar Escape Laces Can Be Used to Cut Zip-Ties
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12
Feline-Inspired Footwear
Feline-Inspired Footwear
This Cat Footwear Collection by Randa Celebrates a Popular Instagram Pet
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11
Wheat-Inspired Sneakers
Wheat-Inspired Sneakers
The New Air Max BW from Nike Has a Beige Leather and Suede Construction
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10
Vintage Patchwork Sneakers
Vintage Patchwork Sneakers
mythography and BONUM Joined to Create a Strange Denim Series
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9
Designing Sneaker Colliegates
Designing Sneaker Colliegates
The Pensole Footwear Design Academy Educates Students on Footwear
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8
Handmade Luxury Sneakers
Handmade Luxury Sneakers
RONE Revitalized Its Ninety Model with a Royal Blue and Black Colorway
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7
Textured Sweater Sneakers
Textured Sweater Sneakers
These Custom Nikes Were Inspired by Coogi Sweaters from the 1970s
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6
Explorative Space Sportswear
Explorative Space Sportswear
UEG x Puma's Gravity Resistance Line Draws Upon Intergalactic Travel
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5
Minimalist Light-Up Sneakers
Minimalist Light-Up Sneakers
These Sneakers Offer an Adult Version of Light-Up Sneakers
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4
Sand-Hued Sneakers
Sand-Hued Sneakers
These Mid-Top Sneakers Offers Spectacular Style and Comfort
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3
Luxury Knit Plaforms
Luxury Knit Plaforms
This Season's Ferragamo Spring Shoes Feature Towering Platforms in Color
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2
Running Shoe Bicycle Tires
Running Shoe Bicycle Tires
This Attention-Grabbing Shoe Bike Has Footwear-Featuring Wheels
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1
Premium Suede Sneaker Reboots
Premium Suede Sneaker Reboots
The Nike Air Max Model Was Subject to a Luxurious Makeover
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