Way back when, men’s shoes were all plain and practically the same. Now, the menswear world has started to embrace the sportswear trend, allowing footwear to become more casual.
Luxury now lies in the fabrication, versatility, techonology and detailing applied to every shoe. Milan Men’s Fashion Week was filled with some of the best shoes to date.
Santoni showcased Santoni classics while also reinterpreting them with some more casual proportions.
Brunello Cucinelli debuted runners in premium leather and also showed off hiking boots with luxe shearling linings.
Jimmy Choo showed off the Lucas, which this time around had a metal toe plate on the undersole with the brand’s logo etched into it.
Giuseppe Zanotti brought out a two-way biker/combat boot with zip-off which was done in butter soft leather. Other styles include sneakers and slippers with removable socks with an addition of a rainbow high-top sneaker where each panel had hand-applied color.
On the runway, crafted sneakers and snow boots took over at Zegna Couture. The shoes had the label’s triple X symbol. Laboratory inspired boots at Marni were so shiny people didn’t recognize it was made out of premium leather. Fendi produced a premium sock-boot, while at Versace, the collaboration with 2 Chainz on sneakers hit it off well.