The Footwear industry consists of companies dress shoes, sneakers, slippers, boots, galoshes, sandals and athletic and trade related footwear. It’s a billion dollar and rising manufacturing industry. The industry also includes footwear parts such as shoelaces, buckles, clasps, inner soles, heels and padding. The Footwear industry excludes leather stock for shoes, classified in Textiles & Leather Goods.
In 2014 Sports footwear increased by close to 10% and has outperformed total footwear, and many say this growth is driven in part due to the rising demand for sports-inspired and performance footwear. Over in 2014, total footwear increased by only 2%. The runways of fashion week were filled with not only some of the hottest fashion trends but some of the hottest trends in shoe wear also debut this SS2016 in New York, London, Paris and Milan. Designers are not only focusing on hot trendy fashion looks they are also putting their best footing forward pairing these look with some of the hottest footwear trends for 2016. Many designers this SS2016 have been opting to let their shoe collection tell individualized stories with the introduction of non traditional styles that include influences from Japanese anime with use of prints as well as latex materials.
Many designers introduced their pre SS2016 collections on the runway with style that not only catering to their global clientele but were strong, fresh and vibrant. This season there was a strong representation of evening styles for the holiday season.
Here is a list of some of the hottest trends to come in footwear in SS2016.
Silver: This trend was all over runway it seems metallic silver in any style will definitely be a hit this SS2016
Sneakers: Athletic shoewear and normcore is a definitely one of the top trends sneaker sales rose close to 10% this year alone. Classic shapes were definitely among one of the top trends.
Western: Top footwear trends this season had a lot of western style influences booty style in this trend will definitely
Unique: Japanese Anime, innovative hardware and different shapes with a futuristic twist.
Mules: Slides and flats are making a comeback in many various styles but with a more futuristic twist.
Huarache: Mexican inspired huarache style shoes with a South American high fashion twist that include bold colors, layers and textures.
Chucky flatforms with edge: Bold chunky flat platform styles are still one of the top trends going into 2016. This season it’s all about the darker side black is the top color in this trend.