Runway Trend Alert — Nifty ’50s -

Fifties looks storm Milan runways evoking an air of nostalgia for a dapper era passed. Tennis shoes offer a classic simplicity, showing solid canvas uppers and vulcanized gum rubber soles that cup the foot and wrap up around the toe showing linear ridges. One piece woven leather gives ventilation to uppers, creating sophisticated summer styles. Round toe Oxfords display textural ‘50s motifs while brogues take on ...
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Runway Trend Alert — Monochrome -

Crisp black and white pairings appear on S/S 14 runways in a variety of combinations, with contrast soles gaining traction. Black uppers with white soles dominate sneakers to hybrid leisure styles while decorative or functional straps and prints with overlays stand out in monochrome colorations.
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Runway Trend Alert — Strap Happy -

Decorative straps and bands evolve monk straps, loafers and sneakers this season, with updated placements, materials and styling. Straps redefine traditional silhouettes with hybrid sandal uppers on sneakers, high-top monk constructions and clear rubber straps that add material interest to slip-ons.
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Runway Trend Alert — Upper Cuts – SS/14

Footwear uppers have increased ventilation this season, with sandal, Oxford and fisherman styles highlighting creative cut-outs. Vamps and quarters feature subtle decorative slices or are more opened up in two-piece constructions.
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Runway Trend Alert — MULES -

Mules stride back onto the C/R 2014 runways in an array of styles, from elegant pointed toe mules to heavier platform clogs. Sleek and streamlined, pointed toes appear on wedges, flats and block heels, while the freshest feminine interpretation evolves the high vamp into a mule with a cupped heel. Clogs round out the offerings with platform wood soles.
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Stash x Reebok – City Classics Collection

To mark the 30th anniversary of its Classic Leather model, Reebok teamed up with the one-and-only Stash for a blockbuster collection of footwear. The range of footwear spans across 12 hand-picked street artists from around the world. Each artist adorned the pair with artwork, materials and an overall aesthetic unique to their very own signature style. Three colorways by Stash himself, ...
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The Barricade – adidas by Stella McCartney

As tennis season is in full swing, adidas by Stella McCartney officially launches the new Barricade shoe at during the French Open. Designed in collaboration with Caroline Wozniacki, the stylish shoe is slated to be worn by the brand's tennis ambassadors including Laura Robson and Maria Kirilenko. The shoe, complimented by a structured feminine dress with built in shorts, also ...
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New Balance 1765 – A Walk Through the Gardens

Yesterday we had the opportunity to hop on a bus headed uptown and preview the newest walking shoe from New Balance. After hopping on a bus in Flatiron we made our way up to the incredible New York Botanical Gardens. It couldn't have been a better day for it either! We all slipped on a pair of the brand new ...
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Oliver Sweeney – The Compass Collection

One of our favorite things here at Stylesight is when fashion meets function. Some of the most exciting instances of this occurs within the footwear market – and the new collection from Oliver Sweeney is no exception. The Compass Collection works the line between cycling shoes and fine sneakers in the most seamless way. Appearing to be sneakers designed around beautiful ...
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3-D Printed Heels x Marla Marchant

For her senior thesis at the London College of Fashion, Marla Marchant decided to give the lost art of craftsmanship a rebirth, resulting in avant garde creations of the footwear kind. After various material ideations, Marchant landed on titanium rapid prototyping (3-D printing) to actualize her vision. With a lineage of craft and a shoemaker grandfather, high heels were a natural choice ...
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Innovation Alert – Cleatskins

With Spring sports starting up around the country, the cleats are coming back out. Whether for baseball, soccer, lacrosse, or cricket; the list of outdoor sports requiring cleats is a long one. With this seasonal footwear choice comes a unique problem though, how to make it around when not on the grass, but with cleats till on the foot? Enter – ...
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Shoes are boring, Wear Sneakers

There is an obvious line drawn between what we consider "shoes" and what we consider "sneakers... right? With the lines blurring more and more Converse has a campaign to set the record straight. Hitting full stride last summer, the campaign has continued to evolve and proven to be a season-less campaign. Through a more subversive approach the message is here to ...
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Beaches of Rio – Nike Air Max Collection

In what is sure to be a trend popping up across the footwear scene in spades, Nike has released the "Beaches of Rio" pack. Brazil is on everyones minds with the upcoming World Cup in 2014 and the Summer Olympics in 2016. With that, brands couldn't ask for a more inspirational city to take cultural nods from. "When looking for color inspiration, Nike ...
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Runway Trend Alert – The Stocking Boot

Stocking boot uppers emerge on F/W 13 Paris runways. Thigh-high ultraviolet silk is piercing and luxurious while neutral taupe leather is minimalist and chic. Referencing the 1940s, black satin displays pastel embroidered motifs and transparent peep toes give nod to Film Noir styling. All looks climb over the knee for a seamless finish, hiding under skirt hemlines. – Savannah Todd
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Innovation Alert – 3D Printed Performance Footwear

The world of fashion and industrial design have seen 3D printing in multiple uses, especially recently. It's now possible to buy mini 3D printers for personal use, and many companies are even offering custom products built to please. This one-of-a-kind technology has been ground-breaking, and finally it's made its way into performance footwear. Last week, Nike announced the first 3D printed ...
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