SHOE TRENDS TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2019

This comprehensive guide to shoe trends that will last in 2019 will help you avoid breaking the bank in order to stay on top of the various eye-catching trends. It’s no secret that women and shoes are forever fated for a lifetime romance. Not that we’d want it any other way. Shoes are undoubtedly your most prominent wardrobe stable so it’s quite understandable that you constantly indulge this guilty pleasure for the season’s latest raves. All through the year, shoes have had epic, almost-revolutionary moments that will make for an interesting 2019. Quell your shoe lust with a recap of your favorite highlights as well as the ones that missed your eyes to keep you ahead of the pack in the coming year.

Lucite Heels
See-through was definitely a winning trend all-round so next year, transparent, lucite heels will be where it’s at. A runway favorite, this burlesque-type beauties will earn you the confidence to strut your way through anything in 2019.

Teva Sandals

The thick-soled Teva sandals are the key to more practical, functional style in 2019 as seen with designers such as  Gozel Green, Maki Oh and Collina Strada on their runways this year. Cop a pair if you’re the type who particularly favors outdoor activities.

Flip Flops
A summer staple, flip-flops are a definite fashion item in 2019. Thong-style slides, in particular, are making a very fashionable return. Expect to see more upscale versions of the flip-flop during 2019’s warmer-weather months.

Clogs
The “ugly shoe” trend had a revival this year. A cult-like revival. While clogs are synonymous with the bohemian fashion of the ’70s,  high fashion labels are giving them stylish updates that will totally transform the idea of the word “ugly”.

 

Lace-Ups
Lace-up shoes are still going strong, but in 2019, consider the style using rope instead. These boots from  Hermès, Altuzarra, Valentino are the perfect summertime shoes straight from the runway.

 

Sculptural Heels

Launched by Jimmy Choo and now a  Jacquemus signature, sculptural designs represent the results of footwear’s latest rendezvous with art. And, in 2019, the more artsy your footwear is, the better.

Square-Toed Shoes
The ’90s had a resounding comeback this year and square-toed shoes are one of the benefits. Before you cringe, you might want to see some amazing styles in this rising trend.

 

Fringe
Fringed shoe details are in style and it’s definitely more than the moccasin style you used to know. Knee-high gladiator sandals, fringed stilettos, sports shoes and so on are going to be sporting this pretty little detail to give flight to your spirit animal.

 

Luxury Sneakers
The ultimate cool kid accessory, luxury sneakers are the latest high fashion rave. In different rather outrageous styles, sneakers are on top of athleisure and streetwear style and a celebrity favorite for all seasons.

High-Heeled Combat Boots
Combat boots are a wardrobe staple because they’re versatile and hold up over time, but this year, it’s all about taking the design to new heights with a statement heel. Here, a Proenza Schouler classic.

Feathers
While feathers might not be the most practical of features, they sure are pretty to look at. Here, bright colored sandals with buckles and feathered details at the back appeared on the Valentino runway and a feathered mule by Dries Van Noten.

 

Multiple Buckles 
Buckles are about to hit the shoe scene in a big way. This retro style emerged on the runways earlier this year and will no doubt catch your eye.

 

Mesh Details

The style of being clad is extending to the feet with various luxe options. Mesh is a breathable fabric that is fast becoming popular for the comfort, ease, and hygiene it provides. Sports shoes especially favor it and will become an outdoor staple come 2019.

Abiodun Odusola
abiodunodusola@ymail.com
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