The August trade shows in Las Vegas give store owners and buyers a chance to finalize their spring ’20 buys — and pick up any trends they’ve missed. Footwear Insight editors hunted through the best offerings at FN Platform, Agenda and Liberty to ID the trends shops need. Here are our 6 don’t-miss trends for spring:
Rugged is rad for spring, and the sport sandal trend shows no signs of slowing. These Chaco slides combine a city-ready color palette and pure water functionality.
The classic court shoe has never looked fresher. These leather options from British shoemaker Goral can footnote any spring outfit.
Waterproof, lightweight, springy — EVA shoes are only gaining momentum for all ages. These loafer looks from Floafers are kid-approved in a wheel of fun colors.
Burlaps, linens and natural textures are big for spring. These Bos & Co. sandals ups the ante with pearls and seashells.
Look closely: Styles with low-key shimmer, like this Revere sneaker, add a playful element to spring dressing.
Preppy piping and all-school colors are classics for a reason. Here, Fly London sandals show A+ style.
PLUS: The Footwear Insight Gold Medal Service Awards breakfast, held in Las Vegas on Aug. 13, was the place for the best-in-class retailers being recognized to network and catch up before a busy show. Follow our Facebook page for exclusive photos from the Gold Medal Service Awards Breakfast — and look for full coverage in the Sept/Oct issue of Footwear Insight magazine.