Sole Commerce Brands Talk Top Fall ’16 Shoe Trends

FN hit the ground at Sole Commerce in New York to talk important trends that will make a statement for the fall ’16 season.

Here, designers and brand reps sound off on the key details and styles that will make a splash for fall.

Miranda Selwyn, Designer and Linebuilder, Seychelles Imports LLC 

“Androgynous styles like loafers.”

“A ’70s feel with kilt and tassel details.”

“We are calling it retro redo, and modernizing both ’60s and ’90s influences.”


David Giordano, Founder, Atelje 71:

“I’m seeing bigger and heavier bottoms that feel fresh and youthful.”

“Late ’90s inspirations, such as Kurt Cobain references.”

“Stretch leathers and suedes, adding to the comfort factor.”



Phillip Nappi, Founder, Peter Nappi:

“All of the laces and round leather lacing details.”

“Hand-stitching on oxfords and boots.”


Hilary Scheffy, Director of Sales, Dee Keller:

“Tassel trends.”

“Casual and everyday looks taking a pump and adding a stacked wooden heel [for day to night].”


Vanessa Vitiello, Sales Rep, Matisse: 

“Sixties- and ’70s-inspired looks, like patchwork details.”

“Fringe again and Western influences.”

“Higher boots are back again with different heights.”


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