Runway Trend Alert – Pointed Mary Jane

Pointed toe flats step out onto New York runways with Mary Jane-like straps arching over vamps. Slim straps create a caged effect, while knotted wide ribbons give a soft finish.
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Detail of the Day — Richard Chai Love – S/S 14

Richard Chai Love mens footwear looks display slip-on closures with gore inserts, creating a clean finish with athletic references.
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Keen Custom – The Newport H2 Sandal

As customization continues to grow, today Keen Footwear launched a new tab on the brand's website – Keen Custom. Its water shoes have developed a cult-like following over the years, and this addition is definitely fuel for the fire. Starting today, consumers can go into the website and start building custom colorways of the iconic Newport H2 sandal.     With the option ...
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Nike Unveils Expansion to Flyknit Technology

This week, footwear giant Nike launched multiple events to unveil its newest innovation within the Flyknit realm. This included two new additions to their Nike Free line: the Free Flyknit and the Hyperfeel. Both styles were created by constantly focusing on the body. Scientific data and athlete's personal insights inspired the designs. The new silhouette for the Flyknit has an elasticized ...
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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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