Winter is approaching fast and amongst warm hued and burnt leaves on the ground you can find some of the most eye catching footwear of the season. YME looks at the most prominent models for men and women as we tuck away open toe stilettos and lightweight sneakers for now and embrace thicker and more tactile fabrics for the forthcoming season.
Y-3 SNO FOXING STRAP
A unique and avantgarde AW16 model from Y-3 for anyone looking for a classic mid-calf high snow boot with subtle details and minimal logos. The shoe is more or less made for Scandinavian weather with its thick sole, water repellent upper and minimalistic detailing.
One of the most prominent trends for AW16 is the hiking boot. This technical and highly functional boot gives tremendous ankle support and is seemingly lightweight compared to its robust exterior. The shoe is handmade in Onè de Fonte in Italy and is the perfect combination for the fast paced city life.
NIKE AIR FORCE 1 WORKBOOT
Sneakerheads are quite familiar with Nike’s winter selection of boots, giving true sneaker-fanatics the possibility to wear their signature styles in an updated and weather appropriate form. The AF1 workboot features new detailing on the toe and uses strong references to the hiking boot.
AIR MAX THEA MID
The Air Max Thea has been a go-to shoe for many women over the summer, it’s easy, simple and classic. Nike reworks the classic model in a caramel coloured leather and adds a Chelsea boot elastic for comfort and ease. The shoe works as a hybrid between a Chelsea boot and the classic Air Max Thea.
MARNI COLOUR-BLOCKED SPAZZOLATO LEATHER BOOTS
Every woman needs a chic, city boot for everyday use and more formal settings. Marni offers a classic take on a shoe the Scandinavians swear by. The luxurious leather is timeless whilst being playfull and modern. The classic silhuette is updated with tonal colourblocking and a classic ankle strap.
GANNI MASHA TEXAS BOOTS
Ganni has quickly become a Scandinavian favourite amongst women all over the nordic landscape. For winter and especially rough, cold and snowfilled winters, Ganni is giving us a tactile and lined winter boot with a thick gum sole – which creates a seasonal, contemporary version of the snowboot mixed with hiking boot detailing.
The Fontesi’s origin comes from a technical mountain runner, changed to the unrecognizable to give a clean and minimal sneaker with the main feature being the zipper from Swiss supplier Riri that cuts down the upper. For technical reasons the Fontesi has the strongest zipper Riri produces in order to withstand the test of time.