NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Summer may be the season for flip flops, but for some women, shoes are always a coveted fashion item.

As CBS2’s Diane Macedo reported, the Fashion Footwear Show offers a preview of some of the styles you may be walking around in this time next year; from sleek spring slippers, to chunky summer sandals, and plenty of fancy footwear for men too.

“Right now you’re seeing spring/summer 2016. We have about 600 brands from a higher end to more bridge, contemporary, dress, comfort,” said Phyllis Rein, executive vice president with Fashion Footwear Association of New York.

Expect to see colorful slides and bright platforms. Popular trends for next year are taking their cues from familiar styles, Macedo reported.

“Bohemian chic, very fringe inspired, traditional Spanish boots,” said Meaghan Lawson, with Musse & Cloud.

There will also be plenty of leather and wooden platforms to choose from, and the easy comfort of flat fringed boots.

“The women are really driving the western in the city today,” said Quin D’Imperio, with Corral Boots.

Cowboy boots are a timeless trend, but new styles come with Swavorski crystals, and even a hand-stitched wedding boot.

New to the show this year are some distinctive, sculpted, and architectural styles, Macedo reported.

“The only way to make a shape like this is through 3-D printing,” explained Julian Hakes.

The unique design literally hugs the food and promises comfort in high style, Macedo reported.

And in classic style, expect to see the timeless design of the Mary Jane flat hitting the streets next year, along with bright, colorful loafers.

“Even though they’re in suede, they feel very light and easy for summer, and very soft and forgiving,” said Jill Rubinstein, with Jon Josef Shoes.

So for spring 2016, expect color and neutrals, flats and stilettos — something for every taste and style.


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