Aetrex, the manufacturer of foot scanning technology, data-driven orthotics and footwear, will feature three new slip-on styles built off the construction of its 2023 Brianna ballet flat at the upcoming Atlanta Shoe Market on February 17-19, Booth #1537-1543 and 1636-1642.
The brand will also debut a lightweight lug-sole construction in classic silhouettes, including a loafer and Chelsea boot.
New shoes inspired by the Brianna include the Liz, a slip-on smoking slipper featuring a longer vamp for more coverage and a deconstructed upper for a sock-like feel; the Joanne, a Mary Jane style with a hook and loop strap; and the Zoey weatherproof bootie with pleated upper.
“With the Brianna, we demonstrated that the ballet flat, which is typically rigid with little to no arch support or underfoot cushioning, can be exceptionally comfortable and endlessly wearable. Customers love the glove-like fit of the upper and the cushioned feel underfoot of this shoe, so it was a natural next step to extend this construction into other wearable, on-trend styles,” said Amy Egelja, VP of footwear design at Aetrex. “Similarly, our ultra-lightweight lug-sole construction turns classic, on-trend silhouettes that are typically known for being heavy or uncomfortable into lightweight, all-day comfort shoes without sacrificing style.”
The lug-sole construction appears on the Collette, a loafer silhouette that can transition from day to night; the Margot, a lace-up boot made with weatherproof Italian suede; and the Hannah, a classic, gore Chelsea boot with a medial side zip.
Aetrex also expanded its line of athleisure styles with retro sneakers, including the Emily, a suede sneaker with a leather accent and heel support, and Courtney, a lace-up court shoe.
The Fall collection embraces “quiet luxury” through leather touches, contrasting textures and muted metallic colorways. Light to dark neutrals are emphasized throughout the line, with brushed metallic colorways offering a dressy alternative. The Brianna gets navy and scotch colorway additions and Aetrex added an on-trend burgundy color to the Beckie clog.
Aetrex designs and manufactures its shoes with lasts made with “scientific data and learnings sourced from more than 50 million global 3D foot scans conducted on Aetrex’s foot scanners, the Albert 2 Pro and Albert 3DFit; this ensures that each shoe delivers maximum comfort, support and a better overall fit. All styles include an orthotic footbed with proprietary arch support for proper body alignment.”
Available August 2024, the FW24 line includes heeled Mary Janes, casual ruched booties and oxfords.
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