Everyone is talking about some big questions as we carefully advance into 2020: will we be drawn into the Third World War? How are we able to prevent the entire planet from burning to ashes? And much less necessary: what will be the next big event in the world of sneakers?
Unfortunately, we are not really equipped to answer the first two questions. These matters go too far beyond our expertise in men’s clothing. When the early 2010s brought us a crisp white top, minimalist silhouettes, and the very first hint of a later revival in the 90s, 2020 will offer a sharp contrast. From haute-couture collaborations to seeing you again in 2000, these are the shoes and sneakers trends that you should learn about over the next 12 months.
Mesh and Metallic
A bit like the infinite monkey / infinite typewriter exercise, wait long enough and everything you can think of will become fashionable. Wraparound Kacamata Rayban sunglasses? Check. Sketchers? Check. These highly and heavily detailed mesh and silver metallic sneakers that used to being worn by your high school teacher? In 2020, this would be another big fat check.
Being the running shoes in the 00 style and thanks to New Balance, Saucony and Asics they are back in force for the new year. We would like to have the thought of it as Dad Shoe 2.0. This is also the natural evolution of one of the biggest shoe trends of the past year and something we can expect to see a lot more of in the coming year.
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Speaking of the 00s style: in 2020 we want to remind everyone in good time that the 20-year trend cycle clock is still ticking with pinpoint accuracy. The past decade has been very difficult to be influenced by the nostalgia of the 90s, but as we enter the 20s, attention shifts to the millennium.
We thought this day would never come, but with the revival of baggy jeans and dangling canvas belts last year, the signs were already right in front of us. Another testament to what we are facing in terms of shoes is the recent resurrection of the early 00s like Nike Shox and the shiny mesh sneakers mentioned above. Do you feel old?