5 Key Trends | New Season Footwear | Spring Summer 2022 (Part 1)

Daylight Savings is the first ‘Official Milestone’ that Spring has officially sprung. Spring unleashes the renaissance of all ‘Things Old and New’ giving us the opportunity to examine ‘New Season Styles’ with renewed enthusiasm. In the first of a two part blog series entitled '5 Key Trends: New Season Footwear Spring Summer 2022', we @FinnFootwear are delighted to share our first 3 trends that have us wide eyed for the season as we launch our 'Jump Into Spring' Campaign. 

  1. Wear Anywhere Walkers – Comfort Sandals

Ecco Ladies Offroad Walking Sandal 822083

Everyone is looking forward to that much anticipated 'Holiday Getaway' and  Spring Summer 2022 is certainly shaping up to be the comeback year for travelling enthusiasts. Regardless of where your next voyage takes you, Ecco Shoes in the form of a comfortable pair of flat walking sandals are a ‘Must- Have’ companion for your New Season footwear collection. Harper's Bazaar summed this up perfectly in one of their recent fashion articles when they stated, Chunky tread soles and slides with cushy footbeds aren’t going anywhere this summer—but you are.” At Finn Footwear; The Home of Ecco Ireland, our Ecco Offroad walking sandals, Style 822083 are the quintessential ‘Anywhere All-Day Walking Sandals’, taking you from early morning summer strolls and leisurely afternoon hikes to fun filled evening get togethers!

Key Features include:

  • Soft nubuck upper with one side bar
  • A direct-injected PU midsole foam provides long-lasting cushioning and outstanding everyday walking comfort
  • 3-point adjustability and stretchable lining for a soft and comfortable fit
  • RECEPTOR® Technology for excellent stability and dynamic support from ground impact to toe-off

Try our NEW Season Spring Summer colourways for 2022 in Multicolour Shadow White or Multicolour Eventide.

2.Chunky Platforms
A strong overture of a retro seventy’s vibe is permeating fashion and footwear this spring with the comeback of the Chunky Platform Athleisure Shoe. Fashion.ie is reporting “This year, chunky white sneakers are going to be one of the main fashion trends for 2022. Thanks to the like of Kylie Jenner and Billie Eilish, big bold white sneakers are on trend.”  So welcome back to the chunky platform sole which permeates many of our key Brands including Tamaris, Marco Tozzi, Unisa and Skechers. Chunky Platform Athleisure Shoes are a real conversation starter so be sure to embrace this retro fashion look this season.

Check Out our Fraile Platform Style by Unisa available in White/Ecru Style 122010115/1 and White/Blue style 122010115/2.

Unisa Fraile Ladies Platform Shoe 122010115/1

Unisa are a Spanish Brand which offer premium quality leather products using light weight material and fatigue reducing technology. Or why not pivot to one of our Tamaris Platform style 23731 418. This striking platform in seasonal Ivory is the perfect neutral tone that will go with everything in your Spring Summer wardrobe including, dresses, skirts. wide leg pants and skinny jeans. These beauties will ‘Rock' your New Season Wardrobe giving an edge to a long flowy summer dress or complimenting your personal denim style. Looking for alternative colours? then check out the Mustang Platform 1386-306 in Beige, an all-rounder for the fashion-conscious woman.

Looking for a flashy statement shoe? Why not don a pair of these Nude Multi Chunky Platform trainers’  by well-known Spanish brand; XTI style 43612 who are an international beacon for fashion footwear trends. This splash of colour will add vibrancy and effervescence to any outfit and is sure to be a 'discussion point' when you are out socialising whatever the occasion!

XTI Ladies Chunky Platform Athleisure Shoe 43612
3. Return of the Loafer
Who would have thought the Loafer would be a most popular trend for Spring 2022. As stated in a recent article by stylecaster.com headquartered in New York City, “Any loafer is acceptable this season. Go chunky, femme, bright, neutral, shiny, or matte. Just make sure there is a fun bit or buckle on top to seal the deal.” The wonderful thing about loafers is that they are a fantastic trans seasonal footwear option, from early spring well into summer. 
Rieker Ladies Slip On Loafer Shoe 54864-52

Rieker have a myriad of options this year which we are delighted to share. Try our Slip on loafer style 54864-52 in Mint Green with contrasting white sole and octagonal buckle detail. This mint green upper is a must have cool shade for spring. Designed to provide the perfect transitional shoe choice for Spring into Summer, you can pair them with a blazer and chinos for a smart elegant wear to work option or create a more casual dressed down vibe with cropped denims and t shirt. In Either case, make sure you go sockless and take full advantage to show off those ankles for spring!

In Keeping with more neutral tone why not try our cool, off-white chunky option also by Rieker style number 54862-80. The Gold/Bronze boucle hardware on the upper adds that touch of feminine elegance which will complement everything in your wardrobe. Choose these trendy loafers as the ultimate versatile shoe choice this spring.

Caprice Ladies Flat Suede Loafer 24206 205

If you want a more sartorial look in a loafer than this classy flat loafer by Caprice Style 24206 205 in Cement Suede fails to disappoint! The silver boucle and suede finish together with the square toe box exudes a sophisticated sartorial vibe! This is a statement loafer which is both smart and classy and will complement everything in your Spring wardrobe.

Stay tuned for Part 2 in our blog post series 5 Key Trends: New Season Footwear for Spring Summer 2022'.

Coming soon.....

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