Although winter's deep freeze has yet to even set in, fashion girls are already looking toward what they'll be wearing in 2017—specifically, what shoes they'll be wearing next spring. And there's no better source for that information than Net-a-Porter's VP of global buying, Sarah Ruston.
During a recent presentation of the trends that the directional e-tailer is endorsing for spring, Ruston confirmed comfort is key when it comes to upcoming shoe trends. As reported by Footwear News, she said, "We are so used to wearing sneakers, comfort is very important, so we'll be giving the customer a summer alternative." That alternative? Modern interpretations of the ever-polarizing kitten heels, slides at a variety of price points, and streetwear-inspired styles, which she says are "really going to drive our business."
Ruston also touched on what to swap the current crowd-favorite trend (velvet) for come spring: satin, specifically mules by No. 21 and Miu Miu. Last but not least, Ruston named bold color as a major trend for 2017, as a result of the maximalist trend that Gucci is responsible for.
Read more about the upcoming shoe trends on Footwear News, and shop our picks for each below!