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About the Footwear Report

The Footwear Trend Report examines ongoing innovations and breakthroughs within this specific subsection of the fashion industry. Our research will help businesses understand consumer obsession with heels, sneakers, office shoes and boots. Whether it is women's shoes, footwear for men, famous footwear from Nike or a trendy boutique shoe store, our crowd-sourced data will help companies discover that every aspect of the shoe industry has a unique target market.

Who It's For

This report will benefit anyone in the fashion industry who is looking to stay ahead of the latest in footwear news, information and innovations. Marketers, designers, big fashion labels and small boutiques will be able to spark innovation and boost creativity with consumer-based knowledge found in the Footwear Trend Report.

Trend Hunter’s Footwear Trend Report will benefit anyone in the fashion industry looking to stay ahead of the latest footwear innovations and eager to restore creativity in their brand.

The Footwear Trend Report, last published on Oct 15, 2014, includes 99 PRO Trends and 495 examples of footwear market research and footwear consumer trends related to: shoes, sneakers, heels, boots, kicks and footwear trends.

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Methodology

Our footwear research is based on Trend Hunter's crowdsourced footwear articles and 2,115,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 99 Footwear PRO Trends = 99 Powerpoint Pages Footwear PPT Report
• 495 Footwear Examples

Online Extras With Full Subscription

• 69 Footwear Videos (Online) Footwear Videos
• 2,970 Footwear Images (Online) Footwear Images
• Additional Niche Reports (with a full subscription): Footwear, Watch, Glasses, Handbags, Suit, Photo Editing, Heels, Street Fashion, Swimwear, T-Shirts, Lingerie, Accessories, Bags, Boots, Couture, Denim, Magazine, Ring, Jeans, Leather, Fashion Show, Geek, Dress, Beauty, Space, Cologne, Mascara, Clutch Bag, Jewelry, Ankle Boot and more!



Sample Footwear Pro Trends

Each Footwear PRO Trend is on its own slide with implications, a quantified score, and examples linked to online footwear articles, videos and images. Examples:

Generational Footwear Instead of fit or function, brands use time periods as inspiration Implications - Although the cyclical nature of fashion is nothing new, brands are using the quintessential aesthetics of specific generations -- past or future -- in design for aesthetic appeal. This approach to design targets consumers more concerned with aesthetics rather than functionality.
Generational Footwear
Instead of fit or function, brands use time periods as inspiration
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Footwear FUNctionality Drab products receive a stylized overhaul to blend purpose with fashion Implications - As consumers look for products that serve a purpose with a fashionable flair, styles like rain boots are given a stylized update. This blending of aesthetics marries style and function for consumers who are looking for products that go beyond mere functionality.
Footwear FUNctionality
Drab products receive a stylized overhaul to blend purpose with fashion
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Couture Comfort Luxe designs are added to traditionally low-key footwear for heightened appeal Implications - Adding an element of familiarity, brands are reinventing typically casual fashion items with luxe and sophisticated designs. Adding diamonds and exotic materials to comfort-focused footwear choices like loafers and clogs, brands are combining approachable apparel with more exclusive aesthetics, reflecting a turn toward products that balance luxury and comfort.
Couture Comfort
Luxe designs are added to traditionally low-key footwear for heightened appeal
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Upgrading Footwear Consumers use tutorials and DIYs to make accessories hyper-personalized Implications - As the number of consumers DIYing their own clothing rises, more and more people are using crafty techniques and tutorials to personalize footwear. This move towards customization on a budget signifies a preference and desire for fleeting fashion styles and affordable variety.
Upgrading Footwear
Consumers use tutorials and DIYs to make accessories hyper-personalized
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Juvenile Couture Children's footwear is given a luxe overhaul for fashion-conscious parents Implications - Looking to convey prestige through their children, parents are investing in higher end footwear for kids. While the traditional thought regarding children's wear is to be frugal because of limited time usage, the premiumization of kid's footwear signifies a desire for disposable luxury.
Juvenile Couture
Children's footwear is given a luxe overhaul for fashion-conscious parents
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Functional Footwear Consumers embrace comfortable, more functional shoe designs Implications - As the health wave continues, consumers are choosing ergonomic shoes that negate perceptions of what's fashionable in favor of comfort. This move towards function over fashion proves that consumers are shifting to prefer comfort in design instead of choosing painful styles for status purposes.
Functional Footwear
Consumers embrace comfortable, more functional shoe designs
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Preventative Footwear Consumers opt for shoes that prevent injury or the development of ailments Implications - Consumers are becoming hyper-aware of the ways they are at risk during daily routines, which has prompted the adoption of preventative footwear to avoid injury. As alternative health becomes more prevalent, the incorporation of risk mitigation into products will continue.
Preventative Footwear
Consumers opt for shoes that prevent injury or the development of ailments
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Custom-Formed Footwear The rise of customization in fashion sees shoes getting a molded overhaul Implications - Consumers are shifting to prefer custom as opposed to off the rack footwear. Often molded or one-of-a-kind, the designs signify a shift towards personalization in fashion to satisfy consumer preference for tailored ergonomics.
Custom-Formed Footwear
The rise of customization in fashion sees shoes getting a molded overhaul
5 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 93 more Footwear PRO Trends and 495 examples!



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