Fall 2016 Shoe Trend: Fur, Feathers and Shearling Dominate The Runways

Love it or loathe it, furry footwear is here to stay. The fall ’16 shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris featured a number of fur shoes on the runway, from subtle shearling accents to dramatic plumage.

Fur was used as unexpected details this season, and we saw a sense of refinement as opposed to last year’s over-the-top fur craze. Sonia Rykiel used large fur pompoms on its platform heels. Salvatore Ferragamo had fur ankle strap on an otherwise more muted satin sandal. Manish Arora used fur paneling on its Western boots.

Alexander McQueen Fall 2016 Shoes On The Runway
Alexander McQueen RTW fall ’16 runway collection.
CREDIT: Giovanni Giannoni/Fairchild.

Feathered shoes were seen in a variety of treatments as well. Alexander McQueen showed ankle-strap sandals with cut-out wedge heels, the front featuring pale pink ostrich feathers. Christopher Kane had dramatic feathers plastered on the front of patent mid-calf boots, too.

Shearling touches — which were popular at the fall ’16 mens shows as well — were perhaps the most wearable interpretation of the trend. Maison Margiela updated the hiker boot with a shearling tongue and ribbon laces. Miu Miu had colored shearling slides embellished with crystals.

Maison Margiela Fall 2016 Shoes On The Runway
Maison Margiela RTW fall ’16 runway collection.
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