Nowadays, it’s impossible to keep up with the sneaker hype cycle, regardless of every new, highly anticipated drop. However, it’s worth keeping up with the broader sneaker trends and what’s going on with smart shoes. Why? Because change is going on.
There is not much invention about more technology in our shoes, making our shoes more technical and comfortable at the same time. Smart shoes become more casual, while some shoes and sneakers become more elegant. And then there is the breathtaking selection of designs today – with your shoes you can communicate your style and individuality better than almost anything else in your wardrobe.
So what are you wearing? These are the spring-summer shoe trends that we’re keeping pace with this year.
– Sliders Get Smart
Before returning to the avant-garde of men’s fashion, sliders were a niche that was mainly worn by fathers with socks for a trip to the supermarket in summer. The first resurgence of the slider ruffled that bad taste, giving the sidewalks a heavy bunch of brazen bold style. But this year the sliders have ideas about their station and everyone has been raised.
What does that mean for the laziest shoe of the summer? Well, for starters, logos have deteriorated in favor of a small branding beyond a tastefully embossed logo. While previous iterations of sliders included wipeable, stain-resistant materials, this year’s best designs use suede, silica, and patent leather for a much more adult and understated variant.
The results prove everyday life, give tailored shorts a little smoothness during the day and are almost acceptable for wearing with linen pants in a bar (only if you are in tropical areas).
– Sustainability Is Everything
It is easy for us to call sustainable fashion a trend in itself. However, according to Kacamata Rayban, it cannot be denied that the industry has opened its eyes last year to the need for more environmentally conscious methods of manufacturing clothing.
Well-known sneaker brands like Adidas and Nike have committed to ruling out unsustainable practices, but the real leaders are the brands that have done this from the start.
British label Stella McCartney was able to combine its high-fashion smarts with a sustainable manifesto to create one of this season’s must-have sneakers, the chunky masterpiece of the Loop, while we see the simple but effective kicks of the sleek French brand for sustainable sneakers Veja everywhere right now.
The fashion footprint still has a long way to go, but these good-looking sneakers are a step in the right direction.