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Monday, January 19, 2015

Leslie Gallin's Top 5 Shoe Trends for 2015

MAGIC is just around the corner and fashionistas everywhere are keeping their eyes peeled for the latest fashion trends. Apparel Search wanted to help you kick-start the trend watch and learn about the top footwear trends to look out for in 2015.  Leslie Gallin, President of Footwear at UBM Advanstar is ready to share a few great ideas. Leslie curates the “shoe show” FN PLATFORM @ MAGIC and is the go-to footwear expert, having been in the industry for years and nurturing some of the most established footwear brands.

Below are her top 5 trend picks for 2015.


Menswear Inspired Shoes – For years, ballet flats have reigned supreme. The coming season has a new look with the comeback of masculine footwear such as oxfords, brogues and loafers. The comfort shoe of choice is playing off of feminine apparel offering a simple yet alluring aesthetic.

Active Footwear – Season after season, heel heights have made their way down. Leading footwear in 2015 have truly hit the ground with the presence of “box fresh” sneakers. Not your average gym shoes, these athletic styles arrive fresh and ready to be styled with everything from feminine dresses to cuffed jeans and a tee.

Comfortable Details (ankle straps / stacked heels) – By now you realize that comfort is key in all upcoming footwear trends. To further support this, details such as ankle straps and stacked heels are presenting themselves in upcoming styles allowing for extra stability in your step.

Mules – The once staple shoe in your grandmother’s closet has received a youthful makeover. Mules have made their way back in a variety of forms – from flats to stacked heels and sleek boots. The season’s shoe must-have offers a cool, minimalist look easily paired with trousers, mini-skirts or jeans!

Short Boots – Sleek, chic and on-trend; short ankle boots have proved their staying power! These booties have weathered the seasons and have become a closet staple. Worn with jeans and chunky knits, feminine dresses or distressed cut-offs, ankle boots are here to stay.
Leslie Gallin's Top 5 Shoe Trends for 2015

Learn more about MAGIC footwear and fashion trade show at http://www.magiconline.com/

Apparel Search has also recently created a best shoes of 2015 guide.  You can check our best shoes of 2015 area in our consumer section.  If you pay attention to Leslie and supplement that with our guide, you are sure to be very trendy this year.  Leslie Gallin has made great selections above.  We all have a great deal to learn from her shoe industry knowledge.

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