Vendors at the Running Event, held last week in Austin, Texas, put an emphasis on plush, cushioned shoes for fall ’14.
Trail styles and fast performance looks that translate minimalism into highly responsive shoes, also made an impact.
Greg Zuckerman, buyer for Boston-based City Sports, said the cushioned trend will be key for the season. “Plush is happening,” he said. But, the retailer added, a lack of one clear direction in footwear offers opportunities in different channels. “For fall, I think there’s going to be a lot of good product in the market.”