This 72-Year-Old Shoe Brand Is Set for Another Comeback

While the chaos of our world is constantly leaving us with a sense of uncertainty, it looks like fashion people are staying firmly planted in the ground this summer. Quite literally. As spring's annual cues mark the beginning of seasonal changes (gardens thaw and sunlight returns to our daily lives), when it comes to our shoe trends, we're staying put.

This winter saw the rise of the hiking-boot trend. Holly Willoughby led the way in her classic Grenson boots in the jungle, while cult brand Ganni put practicality and utility at the core of its collection. With "outdoorsy athleisure" predicted to be major spring/summer 2019 trend, we're beginning to see the evolution of the hiking trend continue into summer.

We're anticipating that this need to anchor ourselves in chunky footwear will be best met with a pair of Dr. Martens sandals. According to a 2018 report, Doc sales rose 35% in Europe last year, as the demand for 1460 boots and 1461 shoes skyrocketed. So it would only make sense that this year, the brand's sandals will quickly become a cult favourite.