Shoes are essential in modern life. Yet today’s shoe game is about more than just covering your bare feet. Trending footwear on the 2020 runways include a bright assortment of chunky platforms, sky-high boots, leather loafers, and eye-catching rainbow and high top sneakers. Taking a cue from top shoe designers like Gucci, Michael Kors, and even Converse, let’s step into the trending shoe brands this year:
1. Chunky platforms
Popular in the 90’s grunge era, chunky platforms are back, but their popularity has actually sustained over many seasons. The 2020 chunky platform sole is bold, larger, and higher. Plus, now, they are available in pretty much every style of shoe—from sandals to heels to wedges to sneakers and women’s boots. Platforms are so popular because they are comfortable to wear, and even out the footbed, providing a lifted look with no pressure on the toe or arches. Popular chunky platform brands can be seen in Adidas Ozweego sneakers, Adidas Magmur runner sneakers, and Fila Disruptor II premium sneakers for the 2020 fall season.
2. Rainbow sneakers
Sneakers are so comfortable and versatile, why not have a pair in every color under the rainbow? Most wardrobes demand a basic white pair, but certain outfits demand a bold color. Sneaker brands depend on your taste as much as your brand preference. This year, white Odsy-100 sneakers, Puma Ride On sneakers, and Nike Air Max 200 sneakers are leading the pack. However, classic Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars never go out of style, particularly in their new rainbow platform and low top styles.
3. High top sneakers
High top sneakers are taking street style to a whole new level. These kicks extend over the ankle unlike mid-top sneakers that just hit the wearer at the ankle. You’ll see a variety of designer brand high top sneakers this fall, including Vans SK8- Hi MTE, Nike Air Force 270 Utility, Converse Chuck Taylor 70 high tops, and Jordan Mars 270.
4. Leather loafers
These versatile leather slip-ons are lace-less and low soled, and they come in a variety of textured leather and vegan styles. From traditional penny loafers, to bright suede styles to trendy croc effect Gucci loafers, they flatter every outfit from leisure wear to a tailored suit for the office.
5. Sky High boots
Who says sky high boots can’t be comfortable? This season boots are taking it up a notch, and by that I mean to thigh level proportions. However, these boots are lightweight and unbelievably comfortable in supple leather and suede styles. Plus, you can easily pair a sky high boot with a micro mini, long skirt, pair of skinny jeans and a sleek leather jacket.