A mini trend we've noticed developing for fall/winter 2009 is thick rubber soles and heels on women's shoes. The style, which is like a high fashion take on the thick rubber soles often found on Clarks Originals shoes, was most prominently seen in the FW09 collections on the runway at Prada (below). Since it often seems to be the way in fashion that we all follow where Miuccia goes, other brands including Stella McCartney, Marc by Marc Jacobs and See by Chloé have already got in on the action. Several designers also used a lace-up desert boot style with the rubber soles, further hinting at the Clarks connection.
We have a feeling this is a trend we'll be seeing more of as the season progresses.