As quick as Paris Fashion Week comes around, it’s gone again and out the door in a flash: Pfff!
Seven days in the French capital can feel like a bit of a blur (believe me), and with as many events, parties, and, of course, shows happening as there is, there’s often a tendency for everything to roll into one fragmented memory.
It’s for this reason we find it useful to look back and remind ourselves of some of the stand-out moments from the week and, for this piece in particular, take a closer look at some of the best footwear shown.
Footwear nowadays plays a bigger role than it ever has at the world's major fashion weeks. Whether it’s the reveal of upcoming collaborations, an innovative new way of creating sneakers, or an absolutely wild shoe, footwear always garners attention.
This season's PFW was no different and like clockwork Highsnobiety’s editors have in turn selected their favorite styles from across the seven days to not only jog your memories, but to also enlighten ICYMI.
Yohji Yamamoto x Guidi
“My favorite shoe from Paris Fashion Week is actually not terribly exciting, unless you know the background of the brands involved. The fact that Yohji Yamamoto and Guidi have never actually come together before is pretty wild, though the results are funky enough to justify the wait. Wearable, weird, and entirely unexpected.” — Jake Silbert, News Editor
Junya Watanabe x Oakley
“I’m someone who doesn’t like wasting time. In fact, I hate it. So if Junya Watanabe’s slip-on Oakleys can save me tying my laces and, in turn, improve my overall daily efficiency, then you better believe I’m going all in!” — Tayler Willson, Style Writer
BOTTER x Reebok
“3D printed sneakers: I think it's a pretty cool concept. Whenever tech and fashion meets, I always find it fascinating. I like the Alien vs Predator vibe these sneakers possess. My favourite ones are the matte "Charcoal Gray", very badass and slick. I can think of a myriad of ways to styles them. They were cool on the runway and could be even cooler IRL. BOTTER is crushing it with novel sneaker collabs, first adidas and now Reebok, who’s next?” — Munashe Ashlyn, Instagram Editor
“Half ballet flat, half UGG boot, these LOEWE kicks look like a hug for your feet.” — Alex Pauly, Style Writer
"The LV Discovery Monkstrap really stood out for me. I've always a fan whenever over-the-top hardware is used. Big Zoom GP vibes here." — Mike Seegars, Instagram Manager
“These boxing-inspired trainers from marine serre are an instant favorite for me. The sporty influence works perfectly with the collection, and I can’t wait to see these hit the shelves later this year and bring new life to our sneaker rotations” — Tora Northman, Head of TikTok
AURALEE x New Balance
“The stage is set for the 1906 to become New Balance's most hyped model, and AURALEE is adding fuel to the fire with this pair. The Japanese label has proven itself as a master of colorways with its previous NB collaborations and this might be their cleanest concoction yet.” — Tom Barker, Style Writer
"I Love how KidSuper playfully used the strap on these loafers to divert the eye contact you make with the characters." — Joseph Genest, NFT Contributor