Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Volume 2, Issue No. 15

6 Don’t-Miss Trends from the Vegas Shows

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:

1) Urban Outdoors

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.

2) Day in Court

The classic court shoe has never looked fresher. These leather options from British shoemaker Goral can footnote any spring outfit.

3) EVA Errything

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.

4) Natural Women

Burlaps, linens and natural textures are big for spring. These Bos & Co. sandals ups the ante with pearls and seashells.

5) Subtle Shine

Look closely: Styles with low-key shimmer, like this Revere sneaker, add a playful element to spring dressing.

6)  Varsity Blues

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.