FN Platform, the leading global destination of the footwear industry for commerce, creativity and connection, is just under a month away taking place from August 12-14 in Las Vegas. We chatted with Leslie Gallin, president of Footwear, about what’s to come for both men’s and women’s footwear fashion.
Below are a few of her favorite styles that are sure to be seen in the coming months!
1980’s Inspired Platforms
All trends make their way back onto the fashion scene in one form or another! The latest style to make its return is the platform! With the most popularity in the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s – the platform shoe has become a fashion staple for modern women. Experiment with this daring style with tights and a mini or show off your new kicks with cropped pants.
Casual Sneakers w/ Metallic Touches
The sneaker trend is here to stay! It’s adaptability through the seasons and comfort have made this a favorite for even the most feminine of styles. Update your look with metallic sneakers or those featuring perforated accents.
Gone are the days of sky-high pumps! The kitten heel is versatile, low maintenance and timeless. Pair with a pencil skirt, cropped jeans or midi dress and you’ve got a look that’s every bit comfortable as it is chic!
One of the most surprising and adventurous of trends is the Hiking boot! No longer reserved for weekend trips to Yosemite, the hiking boot became a quick fashion favorite paired with floral tea dresses or simple Scandinavian aesthetics.
A favorite summer shoe, Slides are seen in a variety of styles. Both athletic and feminine styles have made their way into every closet for the warm weather season!
Dress Shoes featuring Lightweight Technology Soles
The modern man loves a shoe that is light in both feeling and weight! Brands are taking advantage of technology to offer classic shoes without the extra baggage!