Once on a time, the only serious contenders from the men’s footwear industry were super intelligent conventional and, dare we say it, ultra.
But because men’s ready-to-wear and the sportswear fashion have embraced with open arms, footwear too has followed suit and taken in a completely more casual vibe.
Authentic luxury now lies in the manufacture, flexibility, engineering and subtle detailing applied to a regular shoe, rendering it away from ordinary yet perfectly equipped for modern life.
By utilizing street-cast models of all ages for its fall ’18 demonstration, Santoni celebrated the beauty of the everyday. They sported badges “Io sono bellissimo” (that’s “I am beautiful” in Italian) and showcased Santoni classics reinterpreted with more casual proportions.
Santoni fall 2018 demonstration
In the same way, Brunello Cucinelli debuted runners — in leather fabrications, naturally — and hiking boots.
In terms of Jimmy Choo, while Sandra Choi’s black decoration applications on dress shoes and lace were celestial, the new fall ’18 hero was actually the Lucas, a regular chiseled-toe zip boot. Until you observe the metal toe plate onto the undersole, routine, that is, etched with a deco rendering of the tag’s logo.
Elsewhere, Giuseppe Zanotti flew the flag for flexibility, showcasing a two-way biker/combat boot with zip-off upper done in leather. Other brand new styles included sneakers and slippers with detachable socks, and a rainbow high-top sneaker where each panel had its color.
Giuseppe Zanotti fall 2018 men’s shoes
On the runway too, meticulously crafted shoes and snow boots at Zegna Couture bore the tag’s triple X symbol denoting their artisan manufacture, whilst laboratory inspired boots at Marni might have been confused for shiny plastic but were actually constructed from premium leather.
In terms of Fendi, Karl Lagerfeld presented the Rolls Royce of sock-boots, and at Versace, the tag’s sneaker cooperation with 2 Chainz was surely the ultimate in luxury streetwear.
Fendi fall 2018
To see more of the top shoes from the runway, click through this gallery.
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