Psychedelic colors are making a comeback this season. Tie-dyeing showed up on several runways during the spring ’19 fashion weeks, including Eckhaus Latta in New York, Christian Dior in Paris and Prada in Milan. The technicolor design is predicted to carry over into the fall, as tie-dye shoes were seen at the Off-White show in March during Paris Fashion Week.
The choice for designers to feature the DIY-inspired trend is no doubt a nostalgic nod to the 1960s. With Woodstock celebrating its 50th anniversary in August and the rise of civil rights movements in recent years (think Black Lives Matter and #MeToo), the trend captures the spirit of the times as much as it did five decades ago.
With a number of music festivals and warm weather approaching, tie-dye is showing up everywhere, from tops to kicks. Here are 10 tie-dye shoes that you can shop now, including choices from Nike and Converse.
1. Aldo Hiwiel Sneaker
Aldo’s low-cut sneaker is a technicolor tie-dye dream. The festival-friendly shoe also features a translucent pink rubber outsole, making it all the groovier when it comes to purchasing trendy but sensible footwear.
2. Pedro Garcia Women’s x Raquel Allegra Kaname Flip-Flop
This satin shoe is a collaboration between Spanish footwear designer Pedro Garcia and American fashion designer Raquel Allegra. The luxury sandal is available in a gray/white tie-day colorway, as well. The square-toe of the flip-flop is also a trend that will translate into the fall, making these shoes an ideal choice for both the beach and post-Labor Day season.
3. Asics Hypergel-Sai Sneaker
For a more toned down look, go with the Hypergel-Sai by Asics. The sleek black shoe has Hypergel beads inside the midsole, making it the perfect choice in footwear when it comes to exploring a music festival or traveling. The black and white tie-dye design on the outsole makes for a comfortable yet still on-trend shoe for the spring.
4. Keds Double Decker Tie-Dye Shoe
A trippy take to a classic slip-on, this Keds Double Decker Tie-Dye shoe has a 1-inch platform and a Cushion Dreamfoam footbed for extra comfort.
5. Converse Chuck 70 Beach Dye High-Top
Inspired by the summer sky, these shoes are a new take on the classic Converse Chuck 70 high-top. The shoe comes in two colorways: a pink/melon version and a dreamy blue.
6. Rocket Dog Moon Og Webbing Fabric Flip-Flop
Hit the beach in these tie-dye slides. The Rocket Dog shoes have a flatform sole (another hot trend this spring ’19 season) and a tie-dye webbed upper for support.
6. Nike Womens Air Huarache Sneaker
You can have cotton candy skies with this Nike Air Huarache sneaker. The shoe has an easy slip-in design with a lightweight foam underfoot, making it an ideal sneaker for spending hours on your feet.
7. Dries Van Noten Tie Dye Block-Heel Pump
Get down to business in these playful tie-dye pumps. This trippy update to a classic shoe is complete with a flared block heel and a squared-off upper. Dries Van Noten has been taking some impressive fashion risks in recent seasons, like experimenting with platforms for fall ’19 during Parish Fashion Week.
8. Vans Slip-On Tie-Dye Skate Shoe
Another classic shoe with a groovy spin. These tie-dye Vans are easy to slip-on with their dual elastic goring. The sturdy canvas upper makes it a great shoe for walking around the grounds of a music festival or exploring a boardwalk at the beach. And of course, these Vans have a vulcanized sole good for gripping onto a skateboard, if you’re so inclined when the sun comes out.
9. Puma Defy Mid Tie-Dye Athletic Shoe
These sock-shoe Pumas combine the tie-dye and chunky-trainer trends. The Defy Mid tie-die shoe has breathable mesh uppers and a Rebound foam midsole. It runs in a small size, perfect for those with petite feet.
10. Crocs Classic Tie-Dye Graphic Clog
Available for both men and women, the tie-dye Croc is the ultimate statement shoe. Comfortable to wear, odor-resistant and easy to clean, these shoes are an easy way to step in comfort while being bold.
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