Credit to: 7 Stylish Footwear Trends To Invest In For AW18 BY: PADDY MADDISON
The transition from summer into the colder months brings with it many unpleasant changes: prolonged darkness, frigid temperatures and a woeful lack of ice cream vans, to name a few. However, for all of autumn/winter’s glaring faults, it does boast one redeeming feature in that it equips you with a bombproof excuse to treat yourself to some new, seasonally-appropriate stompers.
New shoes are usually an expensive purchase, so to make sure you part with money in all the right places, we’ve handpicked the footwear trends worth dipping your toes into this season, so that you can stride into the final half of the year with your best foot forward.
Despite stiff resistance from roll neck-wearing, Northern European social media influencers, minimalism has been overthrown. For proof, look to the footwear throne, which for AW18 features the type of chunky trainers that would make the average Kinfolk-reading, Swedish architect vomit still-hot macchiato all over his Common Projects. In short, sleek leather sneakers are out and in are earth-rattling models like the Nike Tekno and the Fila Disruptor, which have shaken up the status quo, bringing post-meltdown Britney Spears-style shoes back into the spotlight.
“The trend for bulky kicks isn’t going anywhere. If anything, sneakers are only going to get bigger,” predicts Harriet Byczok, a stylist who has dressed A-list celebrities for everything from magazine covers to red carpet events. “Some of the wackier colourways can look a bit try-hard, but opting for a box-fresh white pair will allow the shape to do the talking.”
These unruly beetle-bruisers are edgy by definition, so the rest of your outfit will have to follow suit (and by that we mean, no suits). Try matching yours with a pair of cropped trousers and a logo hoodie. Just don’t come crying to us in a few year’s time when the poles have shifted and your binned Stan Smiths and slim-fit jeans are cool again.