The Best Footwear Trends Spotted During SS24 Fashion Month
From New York to London, Milan to Paris, Hypebae uncovers the hottest styles of the season.
From New York to London, Milan to Paris, Hypebae has been on the ground to uncover the hottest footwear trends during fashion month, informed by celebrities, editors and fashion lovers. While silver glitzy sneakers maintain their stronghold in the spotlight, red tones are quickly gaining ground. Chunky soles are on the rise, classic styles are undergoing transformations and overall, footwear is embracing the bizarre.
Keep scrolling to explore the top footwear trends spotted during the Spring/Summer 2024 fashion month.
Silver Is What Dream Shoes Are Made Of
It should come as no surprise that silver silhouettes have made a frequent appearance across all fashion weeks. Whether adorning entire sneakers, adding stylish accents, or injecting a touch of fun into workwear ensembles, silver stands out as one of the most popular footwear trends in 2023. Among the standout pieces, we have favorites like the Wales Bonner x adidas Samba and the Prada Metallic Leather Loafer, which had a major moment in the spotlight last year. For those seeking a more understated style, there’s the Nike Shox in white, featuring a subtle swoosh outline and a silver-accented heel. In fact, our love for this trend goes so deep that we’ve already compiled a guide featuring our top picks in silver footwear, capable of turning chromatic dreams into reality. Be sure to check it out!
Pops of Red Here, There and Everywhere
Believe us when we say red sneakers are about to become a major fashion trend. How do we know? It’s simple: we’ve spotted them everywhere this fashion month season. While red may initially seem like a challenging color to pair, you’ll be surprised by the styling possibilities it offers–take a look at the examples above. From the sporty indoor soccer sneaker, the Kelme Michelin Star360, to the sophisticated Christian Louboutin Paris Oxford Shoes adorned with F1-inspired tones, the versatility of red shines through. And if you’re looking for something more laid-back, don’t miss the Lacoste L001 Leather Colour Contrast Trainers in eye-catching red.
Go Odd or Go Home
There’s really not much more to say than what meets the eye here. Footwear is getting increasingly quirky with each new season and honestly, we’re all for it. From attention-grabbing showstoppers to street-style head-turners, the evolution is fascinating. Sometimes, all it takes is a pair of JW Anderson x Wellipets Frog Loafers in lively green to bring a big smile to our faces. If you’re tired of the same old tabi style, why not give the AVAVAV Four-Toed Boots a shot? They take the whole split-toe theme to a whole new level. Plus, we’ve spotted the cutest adidas Y-3 SUKUI III in classic black and white, featuring an upper design that’s like something out of a Studio Ghibli movie. This trend might take a little time to catch on with everyone, but once you give it a go, there’s no turning back.
The Martine Rose x Nike Shox Mule MR4, especially in its latest blue edition, was one of the most frequently seen styles during fashion month. What sets this silhouette apart is how it offers a sleek and playful take on a signature Swoosh design. Lately, we’ve been seeing a lot of classic styles getting a fresh makeover. It’s a trend that’s been picking up steam and it’s a great way to keep things exciting without ditching the classics altogether. We observed this trend manifest in various forms, such as through Balenciaga’s boot-inspired twist on the classic Crocs or Ancuta Sarca’s inventive transformation of upcycled football boots into high heels. You can either snag one of these trendy styles or get creative and try DIY-ing your own unused sneakers at home.
There’s a new footwear trend that firmly believes in the mantra “size matters,” where the chunkier the sole, the cooler the shoe becomes. This was a recurring theme we observed among fashion month showgoers, spanning from sneakers to boots. While the idea itself isn’t entirely new, it’s gaining significant traction, particularly in the realm of sneakers, thanks to innovations in 3D printing. It would have been exciting to spot MSCHF’s Big Red Boot, but believe it or not, it was nowhere to be found. Nevertheless, we encountered some quirky styles that caught our attention, such as the Balmain Unicorn or the Vetements x SWEAR Suede Platform Trainer. Of course, the EYTYS Angel Leather Black Sneakers continued to show up as a timeless classic.