Fashion Week Trend Alert: Lug Soles

The lug-soled look kicked off at Milan Fashion Week with Prada’s collection, but several shows at Paris Fashion Week, which wrapped up this week, also rocked the trend. Here’s how three designers employed the utility boot trend in their Fall-Winter 2013 shows.


At Carven, Guillaume Henry showed lug-soled boots in a few variations to match the industrial meets pretty-in-pink vibe of his collection. Delicate ankle strap shoes with a chunky sole were also matched by patent shoes with more of a hiking boot feel, and the colors matched the clothes, along with a marbled inverted zebra print. Another variation came with a contrasted upper of satin, bandaging the foot.

Stella McCartney

Stella’s models tottered on super-chunky platform heels with a lug sole. The shoes came in black, white and beige faux leather finishes in two models, one with a zip up the back, the other a slip-on.


Miuccia Prada’s lug-soled boots came either in all black or with a splash of color in the form of a bright faux-spats detail. Utility soles also appeared on thicker ankle strap heels worn with striped socks.

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