The newest kicks on the runways show lots of interesting details, signaling a movement away from the basic “dad sneaker” of last season. Design attributes range from the technical to the whimsical. There are ergonomic panels, fat padded tongues, velcro ankle straps and furry accents. Black-and-white or brights still work, but newest are mirror-finish silver or pops of day-glo against a neutral upper. Soles include extended heels and checkerboard flatforms, spanning the divide between function and fashion.

Balenciaga Fall/Winter RTW 18
Maison Margiela Fall/Winter RTW 18
Undercover Fall/Winter RTW 18
Comme des Garcons Fall/Winter RTW 18
Off White Fall/Winter RTW 18
Rick Owens Fall/Winter RTW 18
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