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SS21 Footwear Trends

Trendstop introduce three key footwear themes for the Women’s, Men’s and Active Spring Summer 2021 season. SS21 focuses on the importance of shape and form as designers experiment with architectural upper silhouettes and sole profiles. Premium quality, luxury finishes, and craftsmanship are important in the elevation of everyday summer styles, while performance and comfort are a key consideration as designers utilise ultra-lightweight materials. Sustainability is an underlying core value throughout the manufacturing chain.

Women’s – The Square Toe Sandal

Toe and insole profiles are becoming even more extreme, sharply squared-off heels and toes give a nod to the strong lines of architecture. Uppers and straps are high cut and scooped, playing into the designer 90s-inspired trend.

Images left to right: Givenchy Spring Summer 2020, Paris Street Style Year 2019, Boss Spring Summer 2020.

Men’s – The Premium Outdoor Sandal

The classic outdoor sandal is elevated via more refined forms, premium quality materials and considered detailing. Suede finishes and concealed fastenings bring sophistication to previously rugged outdoor styles.

Images left to right: Rick Owens Spring Summer 2020, Descente Allterrain Spring Summer 2020, Fumito Ganryu Spring Summer 2020.

Sports – Translucent Overlays

Sheer translucent overlays lend a flyweight feel to streamlined sports footwear. Fine mesh panelled uppers contrast with chunky moulded sole units while all-white colourways with small scale colour accents enhance featherlight qualities.

Images left to right: Todd Hessert Spring Summer 2020, D.A.T.E. Spring Summer 2020, Dior Homme Spring Summer 2020.

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