LOOKING FORWARD TO SPRING 2019
Warm-weather classics infused with fresh mash-ups of style, trend, and color. Here’s what we’ve found in our research…
Live the sporting life every day and every minute. Athleisure footwear will be featured in virtually every nook and cranny of the footwear industry.
The vulcanized skate look will continue to be a staple. Look for luxe versions and engineered knits.
Perfed and laser-cut booties blur the line between sandals and boot coverage.
Animal prints get the metallic, distressed, and embossed treatments.
Look for printed fur.
The latest looks pair sculpted, chunky heels featuring complimentary patterns and bejeweling on heels too
Pointy-toed, round-toed, platformed, and heeled; mules continue to be a part of the Spring mix. Look for step-on heels that convert a slip-on to a mule.
From sneakers to pumps to booties, engineered knit uppers will give you sleek style and accommodate YOUR foot shape.
YELLOW: from mustard to canary. CORAL: shades of blush to bright.
This uppity trend continues for spring 2019. You’ll see the full range from “flatforms” to sky-high wedges on an elevated base.
From flat to platformed, the rope bottom gears your spring look to balmy, sunny days.
Think Birkenstock. We’ve got an unprecedented selection of classic Birkentstock sandals in great spring colors. You’ll find the footbed interpreted in clogs and platforms from other designers too.
Whatever trend you love for warm weather this year, you’ll find a slide version.
The 70’s and the 90’s are back. Pick your decade and rock the look.
MEN’S KEY THEMES GOING FORWARD TO SPRING 2019
Below you’ll the the key elements of men’s footwear. These features will move into fall and you’ll see influences folded in from the major trends in women’s fashion. See our women’s forecast for the minutiae.
Color - The blues have it. There will be more blue-tones available
Classics 2.0 - The staples of masculine dressing are re-imagined…distressed wingtips with no laces replace sneakers and driving shoes are taken to new fashion levels.
Upscale Athletic Looks - Athletic inspired footwear is interpreted for the fashion-forward thinker.
Americana - shoes reflecting the American work ethic; gutsy, streetwise, straightforward.
Knits - Engineered knit uppers look amazing and accommodate your foot’s special needs.
Vulcanized Footwear - Think skateboarding, sneakers rule the casual looks moving into Fall. This look has moved to the foreground this year. See curated selection of white-bottomed footwear from numerous brands!