Trendstop gives blog readers a first look at three essential footwear directions from the Spring Summer 2017 menswear catwalks.
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This week, blog readers get an exclusive insight into three of the essential footwear directions emerging on the SS17 men’s catwalks. The Shoe Sandal introduces a formalised hybrid for the Spring Summer season, fusing structural shoe silhouettes with sandal cut-outs. Heavy Duty Lace-Ups breed new life into the traditional brogue and oxford design, whilst Extreme Sports Shoes builds upon the sneakers trend with exaggerated forms and multi-fastenings.
The Shoe Sandal
The Shoe Sandal introduces a formalised hybrid for the Spring Summer season, fusing structural shoe silhouettes with sandal cut-outs. Soft leather designs are reminiscent of Oxford shoes, modernised through multi-strap placements and sophisticated colour blocking.
Images left to right: Dries Van Noten, Marni, Issey Miyake, all Spring Summer 2017.
Heavy Duty Lace-Up
Heavy Duty Lace-Ups breed new life into the traditional brogue and oxford design with a heavy duty appearance. Super thick soles in contrast shades feature defined treads, combined with a patent leather finish for statement appeal.
Images left to right: Versace, Dolce and Gabbana, Emporio Armani, all Spring Summer 2017.
Extreme Sports Shoe
Extreme Sports Shoes builds upon the sneakers trend with exaggerated forms and multi-fastenings. Materials take inspiration from spongy neoprene, enhancing the statement silhouette. High-top designs welcome an expansion on detailing from high rise tongues to XXL straps.
Images left to right: Givenchy, Y-3, Julius, all Spring Summer 2017.
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