Sneakers took a backseat at New York Fashion Week for spring ’19 this past week. Instead, many brands opted for statement-making heels, boots and sandals. However, a handful of designers stayed loyal to the sneaker, dropping a style or two onto their runways.
Coach 1941, most noticeably, focused on the sneaker in a utility-focused design. Featuring a boot-like silhouette, designer Stuart Vevers brought on fashion elements through fringe and metallic glitter material. Low-tops and slip-on styles were also spotted in the collection, seen in colorful leopard prints.
A close-up of Coach 1941’s sneaker boot for spring ’19.
Tory Burch debuted a new sneaker/duck boot-inspired style that also focused on practicality. Seen in blue, green, orange and yellow, the weather-friendly high-tops were made in canvas and rubber.
Tory Burch’s weather-friendly sneakers.
For Ralph Lauren’s part, the designer celebrated 50 years with a runway collection that paid homage to his most iconic looks — and his shoes were not left out. While loafers, evening sandals and Western boots made their way down the runway, the sneaker also had its moment: Models wore colorful retro trainers, inspired by the ’90s.
Ralph Lauren spring ’19 sneakers.
Escada rounded out its collection with a bubblegum print sneaker bootie that didn’t go unnoticed. Complete