How would you remember 2015? For many, the year 2015 would strike a chord with “Back In Future” and the self lacing Nike sneakers. Well, the year was a great year for the shoe industry and there were great shoes that were launched this year. Read along to just have a glimpse of the shoes that was loved and admired by many. Indeed, there were so so many standout shoes this year that it was really hard not to notice someone’s footwear first before you greeted them.
Let’s recap the year, and the first shoe that really captured everyone’s imagination this year was the Nike Mag self lacing shoes. The shoe that was first seen in Michael J. Fox starrer “Back In The Future II” reinvented the conventional lacing system.
The other shoes that captured the imagination of many around the world were the ones showcased in the recent international Fashion Weeks in New York, London, Milan and Paris. These were shoes from designer houses such as Gucci and Chanel. The most charismatic among them were Gucci’s Princetown leather and fur slipper, which was fashioned as kangaroo fur-lined mules and the original 1950s prim block-heel slingbacks by Chanel.
These are not all. Last year also showed us sexy and sizzling shoes such as the Wild Thing heels by Aquazzura, with their burst of pom-pom fringe. Another interesting pair of shoes that brought something fresh and new to the shoe market was Paul Andrew’s Chrysler boots, with Art Deco heels and a beaded cityscape.
For those in need and in love of basic, but never got bored of sandals, there was Alexandre Birman’s chic bow-tied Clarita. The Clarita had class, it was sexy and yet so so simple. Then there was Stuart Weitzman’s hard-to-miss Highland boots, which every celebrity of note seemed to be snapped wearing at some point.
Even the most diehard stiletto lover fell for sneakers last year. And how could people not? From reissued Adidas Superstars to the all new Yeezy to Nike’s influential Flyknit innovation and Valentino’s luxe update on the white court shoe, sneakers sure did enjoy a lot of limelight last year.
The Yeezy also bagged the Footwear News Achievement Awards’ Shoe of the Year title. There was a point in time, when almost every celebrity got a shoefie or a selfie clicked in one of these sneakers.