The sneaker is having a moment. While not long ago the trainer would be sartorial suicide anywhere outside your casual weekend jaunt, no wardrobe is now complete without your new favourite It-sneaker. And the world’s designers have duly taken note. Between the emergence of (for now) lesser known brands, designer collaborations and the revival of throwback silhouettes, the contemporary shop floor is something of a Promised Land for the seasoned sneakerhead.
AllSole’s editors sift through this year’s riches to pick of the key sneaker trends to know this spring.
Brands frequently dip back into their archives to revive old silhouettes, but this season more than ever we are celebrating the OG silhouettes in their purest form. From Saucony’s retro Originals series and Vans’ Old Skool to Converse’s iconic Chuck Taylor series, throwback styles are the future for SS17.
Channel your inner Spice Girl as flatforms are taking things to a new height for spring. Brands including Salvatore Ferragamo and Dolce & Gabbana were hot on the flats story at this season’s fashion shows, highlighting it as a key trend for this season. Between minimal takes on the trend from Superga and bold embellishments from Toga Pulla, the flatform game is looking competitive this season.