It is the time to say goodbye to 2015 and say hello, 2016! I am going to share with you some best recapped moments in shoe biz 2015 and some best moments here at BasicShoe.com…
Best Designer Shoe Collection
Where to start when it comes to designer shoe collections? I should mention that I am still a great Casadei fan, but I thought I should also mention how impressed I was with the Gianvito Rossi collection this year. Their classic, but yet sophisticated shoes were good enough to make it to the best designer shoe collection.
The Most Sought Out Trend/Style 2015
The most sought out shoe this year was the unisex Adidas Yeezy Boost 350! The whole line had Kanye West as the best influencer in shoe business this year. Who would have known that a simple basic walking shoe can cause such a hype!
Statement Shoe Of The Year
Sandra Bullock’s Minion shoes! Honestly guys, if anyone would have given me these yellow heels, with big Minion eye balls at the vamp, I would have looked at them as a joke. I would have never thought I could look that classy as Sandra did on them? I give credit to Sandra’s incredible sense of style, she gave these Rupert Sanderson heels some huge justice!
Crazy Odd Trends/Shoe Styles
I honestly don’t get these overly done crazy fur shoes! I am thinking even the daring stars when it comes to odd/scary shoes (like Lady Gaga) don’t know what to do with these! From Maison Margiela to Vionnet shoe collections that had some crazy fur going on all over, I’ll have to say “No Thank You”…
ShoeBiz News In 2015
We began this year with a couple of lawsuits, starting with New Balance filing a lawsuit against Converse Inc. New Balance was asking the US District Court in Massachusetts to cancel Converse’s trademark.
We continued on with another law suit filed by Kering SA Inc. against the e-commerce giant Alibaba! The Kering chain brands (Gucci, Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent, etc.) accused Alibaba of conspiring to manufacture, offer for sale and traffic in counterfeit products that are bearing the brands’ trademarks without their permission.
Sketchers also filed a law suite against Steve Madden, for infringing on its patented Sketchers “Go Walk line”!
This was also a year that was studded by “A” list celebrities launching their own shoe lines. This is now another way that celebrities make serious income on their spare time!
It is also good to know that some of the shoe companies are doing great! Even the department stores have noticed that footwear greatly increase traffic to their department stores, therefore overall, the shoe biz is doing great! Here is the list of the shoe companies that had a stellar 2015!
The Best/Most Viewed Posts Here At BasicShoe.com
Again, I’d like to thank all the followers and subscribers of BasicShoe.com! Those who liked and shared this blog to spread the news! The most FaceBook liked posts was Ugly Shoes From High End Designer Name Brands, the most shared on Pinterest was How To Prepare Yourself For High Heels, the most shared on Linkedin was Four Shoe Styles That Are Trending Right Now 2015 and the most liked and shared post was Five Unique Heel Designs,
What To Expect Next Year
Pantone has announced the 2016 colors of the year! Looking forward to the serenity pastel blue and rose quartz blush pink colors and all the amazing shoe collections that will be inspired by these colors!