The Shoe Trends You Need to Know

With the winter creeping ever closer, it’s time to start thinking about trading in last season’s footwear for a brand new collection.

Here’s a snapshot of AW17 shoe trends and where to find them in Mell Square.

All That Glistens:


If you love sparkle then this trend is a dream come true. Everywhere you look there are glittery heels; from the classic bronze, silver and gold metallics to striking pinks, you can build a sparkling collection so large that you’ll have to squint to look at them.


If you fancy jazzing up your day-to-day outfits, then why not opt for a boot or trainer with some added glitz. Have a search in New Look on Poplar Way or for the kids, visit Clarks on Mill Lane North for your very own pair of shoe disco balls.

Silver Glitter Block Heel Ankle Boots available from New Look (£29.99)

Piper Play Infant available at Clarks. (£36.00)

Heat Things Up:


Make a statement with your shoes by rocking red this season. Match the autumn leaves and add some colour to dull winter days by embracing this fiery style. This trend is really versatile as it works with many types of shoes, such as ballerina flats, heels and even brogues.


House of Fraser in Drury Arcade has an array of gorgeous shoes that follow this hot trend, so you’ll be spoilt for choice.

The Dune Betti Jewelled Brooch Detail Mid Heel is available at House of Fraser (£75.00)

Lovely Loafers:

A cute but practical trend; high-heeled loafers give a fun edge to any look, while flat loafers give a sophisticated and professional vibe. Loafers can be found in many different colours, so are great for brightening up any outfit.


Two-tone shoes are another must for autumn/winter this year, and with so many loafers incorporating two colours into their design, you’ll certainly be bang on trend! Marks & Spencer in Mell Square has a good selection to choose from for both men and women.

M&S COLLECTION – Men’s slip-on pump shoes (£25.00)

Head Over Heels:

Heels aren’t just there to give you height and a satisfying clip clop noise as you walk, they can also be part of the embellishment of a shoe. In this trend you’ll see embroidered heels, jewelled heels, and heels that don’t even look like heels! This gives your shoes a modern and quirky edge that will attract attention. Le Scarpe in Drury Arcade has some great examples of this fabulous trend.


The Chatham Evaluna shoe is available from La Scarpe (£225.00)


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