SS18 Key Footwear on the Catwalks

Trendstop's catwalk experts bring you the latest women's footwear concepts that will be impacting the Spring/Summer 2018 season and beyond. Our specialist footwear team have analysed and identified the most essential trends and innovative designs seen on the London, Milan, Paris and New York runways to bring you the key looks to inspire your next collections. Our comprehensive footwear overviews and galleries evaluate each trend's commercial value and longevity, giving you the best possible basis for your decision making.

This week, FashionUnited readers get an exclusive look at three footwear directions that will be key for Spring/Summer 2018. The Fashion Rain Boot reinvents the classic Wellington, taking a festival staple in a more grown-up direction. Beach Party Feet sees the pool slider upgraded for SS18 with fresh, fashion influences and new hybrid concepts. The Sculpted Sole Sneaker elevates high-tech components to avant-garde status while still retaining functional, performance traits.

The Fashion Rain Boot

SS18 Key Footwear on the Catwalks

The festival Wellington boot gets a high-fashion makeover as shower-proof materials such as plastic and Perspex become key materials for SS18. See-through legs and glossy vinyl coatings have a practical sophistication and illustrate how both longline and calf length boot cuts can be translated for the summer season.

Beach Party Feet

SS18 Key Footwear on the Catwalks

The staple pool slide is elevated for summer with a host of directional fabrications and trims. Technical satin, layered sandwich soles and climbing clip details combine a sporty attitude with a fashion-forward approach while a high-heeled take on the flip-flop introduces hybrid style to the sandal sector.

The Sculpted Sole Sneaker

SS18 Key Footwear on the Catwalks

Sneaker silhouettes go extreme with a heavily moulded sole units in XXL proportions. Chunky contoured arch details and exaggerated toe spring give sporty uppers an ultra-modern, conceptual feel while providing performance shock absorption and comfort qualities.

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SS18 Key Footwear on the Catwalks is one of the world's leading trend forecasting agencies for fashion and creative professionals, renowned for its insightful trend analysis and forecasts. Clients include H&M, Primark, Forever 21, Zalando, Geox, Evisu, Hugo Boss, L'Oreal and MTV.

Images courtesy of Trendstop, left to right: all Chanel, Marni, MM6 Maison Margiela, Marc Jacobs, Fenty x Puma, Mary Katrantzou, Louis Vuitton, Public School, Loewe all Spring Summer 2018.





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