4 Footwear Trends for Fall ’17 | Sourcing Journal

4 Footwear Trends for Fall ’17 | Sourcing Journal

Friday, January 27 2017

From interior design and the great outdoors, to old-school designs rooted in tradition, footwear designers are pulling inspiration from an endless pool of sources. Here’s a look at four trends to catch for Fall ’17.

By Angela Velasquez

Trend 1: Home Goods

(Left to Right) Poetic Licence ankle boot, Chinese Laundry lace-up boot, Imagine Vince Camuto pump

Dressing like your grandmother’s living room never looked so swank. From tapestries and brocades, to appliqués, embroidery and braided cord, home textiles are blanketing women’s footwear. The total look is an opulent alternative to traditional bohemian fall fashion.


Trend 2: Round About

(Left to Right) Latigo oxford, Baretraps boot, Aerosoles pump

From cozy boots to tailored oxfords, expect to see scalloped edges sneak its way into fall fashion. The feminine detail adds an instant pop of retro cool to simple silhouettes.


Trend 3: Haute Hikers

(Left to Right)  Mia Shoes plaid hiker, Khombu boot, Emu Australia wedge boot

Glampers can rejoice. Fashionable hikers—styles that are more likely to pound the city pavement than ever hit the trail—are back for another fall season. The new group is refreshed with sleek wedge heels and athletic motifs.


Trend 4: The Classics

 (Left to Right) Sebago penny loafer, Cat oxford, Artola lace-up

We call this trend “school uniform chic.” Men’s and women’s shoe brands are combining classic navy and maroon colorways with old-school silhouettes like penny loafers, kiltie oxfords and loafers.

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