Both KTZ and J.W. Anderson went for a modified sportswear feel, showing sneaker-boot hybrids that were reminiscent of boxing boots — a knockout for sure.
Other labels experimented in more subtle ways but still brought forward a sense of kookiness. Coach creative director Stuart Vevers went more punk this season with a collection of heavily studded loafers and sneakers. E. Tautz collaborated with Christian Louboutin on T-strap flats, an ode to the show’s athletic theme inspired by Dutch football photographer Hans van der Meer.
In London, British designer Nasir Mazhar showed extremely bulky combat boots. Models stomped — not walked — the runway. While the military influence in fashion is seemingly everlasting, these boots brought the look to new heights — and quite literally with that thick sole.
While the official men’s schedule began in London on Friday, Moschino also kicked off the season in Los Angeles with a rainbow explosion of footwear. Designer Jeremy Scott didn’t hold back with his blinding color palette. We saw hippie-dippy daisy prints on yellow oxfords, mixed material sandals with blue pom-pom piping.
It’s our favorite time of the year — time to dissect weird, wacky and wonderful runway shoes, that is. The men’s spring ’17 shows have officially kicked off in London, and we’ve got the craziest styles that have been shown on the catwalks thus far.