Fashion Trends

The Shoe Trends to Know for AW2017/2018

While for many of us on the British Isles it might seem that summer has not yet properly got off the ground, the sight of September on the near-horizon and towering deliveries of new season shoes here at AllSole HQ can mean only one thing: the autumn/winter 2017 season is here. And the start of any new season brings with it the all-important question: what’s on your shoe wish list for the coming season?

Looking back on the AW17 presentations from London, New York and Milan, AllSole’s style editors pick out the shoe trends we’ll be buying in to this autumn/winter.

Retro Runners

AW17 Trends Retro Running Trainers

Once solely confined the gym, the humble running trainer has emerged to become a year-round staple in your rotation over the past few seasons. As in apparel, this season we’re noticing a shift towards favouring nostalgic running silhouettes from brands including Saucony, Asics, Diadora and Fila which show off the brands’ heritages while also remaining distinctly modern.

Metallic

The metallic shoe trend continues into AW17 with silver ankle boots featuring at Chanel and rose-gold sandals with contrast silver embellishments at Miu Miu during the brand’s seasonal presentation. A mainstay trend on the catwalk for the past couple of seasons, you get the look now with metallic interpretations of classic silhouettes in the collections of Karl Lagerfeld, Dr. Martens and Diadora.

Normcore Sneakers

Scandinavian fashion and design has long been famous for its understated, minimalist aesthetic, one which has undeniably influenced several European and international designers in their AW17 footwear collections. The ‘less is more’ aesthetic is coming into its element this AW17 when it can be found among many of this season’s most hotly anticipated collections; While famous for its plush sheepskin-lined boots, UGG this season debuts some of the finest examples of the normcore trend while ecological French sneaker brand Veja has been specialising in minimalist trainers since its inception 13 years ago.

Snow Boots

Throughout history, fashion has frequently borrowed from more serious settings to find some of its most enduring trends. This autumn/winter, some of the industry’s biggest brands are taking inspiration from traditional, hardwearing winter snow boots, including modernist interpretations by Karl Lagerfeld and UGG.

Mustard Yellows/Burnt Oranges

As the days begin to shorten, our autumn/winter wardrobes tend to darken in palette towards darker shades of black and navy. Brighter pops of colour are rare and welcome, with autumnal shades of burnt orange and mustard yellow coming through as key hues for AW17. Look out for the trend on classic silhouettes such as the Converse All Star and Vans Old Skool in the months to come.

Fur

From fuzzy, fur-covered shoes to more refined layers of fluff, designers are adding playful colour to luxury fabrications this autumn/winter. Find some of this season’s best iterations among the collections of KG Kurt Geiger, UGG & Senso.

DIY Footwear

Whether it be Yeezy’s collaborations with adidas or a sneaker fan in his bedroom, customised footwear is a trend that has been gaining traction in the footwear world for the past couple of years. Luxury British menswear and womenswear label Casely-Hayford confirmed this trend with a selection of DIY-inspired footwear for its AW17 collection, and it looks as if customisations are set to become a regular feature of the footwear world going forward.



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