Street Style: Top Shoes From the Start of Paris Fashion Week

Coming to you straight from the streets of Paris, Footwear News has found the most fashion-forward footwear in the City of Light. But as Fashion Month takes its final bow in the French capital, we’ve got to ask: Have the street-chic set saved the best for last?

Introducing a range of footwear options, from athletic-inspired New Balance kicks to lace-up, graffiti-covered Dr. Martens and leopard-print booties, Paris’ panoply of styles is certainly worthy of your favorite Pinterest boards.

My money is on the animal-print boots, but the light-up pearl-sole sneakers are also in the running for Top Shod at the Shows, if you ask me. I’ve polled a few fellow editors to see whose shoes they think steal the limelight off the runway.

Christian Allaire, high-end men’s editor: “Those sneakers are hot. This is a perfect example of printed shoes done right. You want to keep the outfit minimal without it being too boring, and I love how he really goes for the muted color palette.”

Margaret Sutherlin, associate editor: “Paris is possibly best known as the city of easy chic. These T-strap flats are the perfect blend of feminine function and trend-first styling, but matched with a cozy overcoat and scarf, they feel practical and pretty for a busy Fashion Week.”

Kristen Henning, women’s editor: “The leopard boots are bold and just the right amount of fun. Plus, her standout printed orange scarf is a nice color complement to the brown hues featured on the shoes. Standout style looks effortless here.”

What’s your pick? Tell us @FootwearNews and check out FN on Instagram for live show coverage of Paris Fashion Week.


imbox Sponsored

Customer Experience, Revenue Stream and Sustainability Come Wrapped in an IMBOX

Sustainable, footwear protection technology company, IMBOX Protection, is bringing its in-store service to the U.S. market for increased foot traffic and basket size with a new revenue stream.
Learn More

Access exclusive content