Trends: The reinvention of shoes and socks

Whilst on holidays recently in Europe, a new street style footwear trend kind of slapped me in the face and to be honest I wasn’t all that impressed. I was left wondering “what are you Europeans thinking?”, that said trend was socks and sandals. Yep you know the type, Adidas slides with or without fur paired back with any pair of socks you can find hanging around in your “smalls” draw.

We have seen this casual footwear trend elevated on the runways of late with a handful of designers featuring sheer and even metallic ankle socks with classic pump style heels or strappy sandals, a more delicate and feminine incarnation of the trend. 

Last week, as the spring 2018 shows opened in Copenhagen it seems as though the Danes have taken the reinvention of shoes and socks that one step further and there was an overwhelming presence of what one could only call a "sock boot". 

Who knows just how long this trend will last, but if you’re planning your next season's accessory assortment, you may just need to consider a "sock boot" or two.

All images via The Impression