What will be the biggest trend in footwear 2019?

by Nyaeb • 16 Jul 2018

Bruce Pask, Bergdorf Goodman & Neiman Marcus Men’s Fashion Director I think we will continue to investigate bigger, chunkier sneakers in the athletic market. I also do feel that there may be a growing interest in a fashion take on the dress shoe. They’re good companions to the proportion play mentioned above.

Alix Rutsey, SSENSE Menswear Buyer Sneakers will continue to be a driving force in footwear. We will still be seeing chunky silhouettes, colour-blocking and monotone neutral colour stories. There will be a lot of attention given to performance sneakers from lines like Asics and Salomon, as well as performance-inspired designs on the runway. Playful and androgynous footwear styles, like the Margiela Tabi heels for men, will be increasingly explored.

Herbert Hofmann, Voo Store Berlin Head Buyer & Creative Director I’m expecting a new wave of retro trends. After a phase of over-designed sneakers, colour mixes and after every possible hybrid was launched, there might be a trend of simple and back to the roots approaches. We had Nike x Tom Sachs that is still in everyone’s head and also the Cortez that still works with many looks — simplicity is shown in the Monarch and Adidas Stan Smith give a relaxed feel. At some point though, the hype-driven fan must realize how fast the sneaker you just bought becomes “uncool” because everybody is wearing it and the brand releases a slightly updated version or colourway that you’re craving for.

Allie Williams, END. Buyer Chunky, bold and oversized dad sneakers will still be high on everyone’s agenda.

Damien Paul, MATCHESFASHION.COM Head of Menswear We expect chunky sneakers to be in focus for at least another season, with the introduction of Balenciaga’s latest take on the trend for FW18 – expect to see more designers follow suit by incorporating tech detailing and hiker elements into their sneaker designs. We’ve also seen an uptake informal and casual shoes – we’ve recently taken on some exciting shoe brands including Marsell and Tricker’s and we expect to see a resurgence in this footwear category.







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