July 25, 2022
Shoe trends F/W 2022 - The new Gabor collection
With its brands Gabor, rollingsoft and Pius Gabor, Gabor Shoes AG is introducing another bumper range of new styles for the autumn/winter 22 season, with options for both women and men. The latest trends for women include bright and sporty looks, along with more elegant city styles, and a growing focus on modern business and occasion shoes. Square-toed shapes are gaining in popularity across the board.
Combat and biker boots are a must-have for the coming season –
especially in light colours like white, cream, beige, sage, light pink or caramel.
Gabor boasts a wide range of combat boots in a variety of styles: rugged ones with chunky soles as well as softer styles. Some new models come with a wedge sole for example, or leather trim on the vamp. Contrast soles or Chelsea-style stretch inserts at the sides create exciting new looks, along with contrast top-stitching.
Biker boots are also revving up for the A/W 22 season: The line between bikers and combat boots is hazy, but for a real rock chic biker look buckles, for example, can make all the difference.
Chelsea boots and hiking shoe styles are also important ankle boot varieties for the coming season.
There is also plenty of innovation in the long-shaft boot department, including super stylish options with combat soles or with sporty trainer soles.
Many of the shafts feature a slightly wider cut.
Trainers are, as always, an integral part of stylish laid-back looks, and high-top styles are perfect for autumn. Gabor offers options with both shell and running soles. They fuse fashion statement with comfort and technology from the sports footwear sector.
Loafers, pumps, ballerinas and brogues are all in high demand. A modern design is a must for these shoes, which are favourites for the office and for special occasions.
Loafers pair perfectly with the current trend for wide-leg, cropped trousers. Gabor boasts a wide range of them, including options with striking statement soles.
In the ballerina department, sporty, ultra-light soles or loafer styles with distinctive profiled soles are in high demand. New lace-up brogues are a great addition to the range.
Demand for pumps is also on the rise, and Gabor offers many styles in different shapes and heel heights.
Colours, Materials, Details
Light shades are the style of the season: beige, cream, light grey, soft pink, white and off-white are all key colours.
Natural tones are also on trend, especially light and mid browns, but also green, reed and grey.
Light and delicate pastel shades are also included with pinks, as well as the occasional blue or lilac.
Black is not just for the basics this season – it’s a true fashion colour, creating exciting looks through different levels of shine and strong contrasts, with caramel-coloured soles for example.
For eyelets, zips and decorative elements, gold is the colour – sometimes shiny, sometimes matte.
Chain detailing is a common theme, as well as snaffles or high-shine clasps.
Features and Comfort
Gabor offers a wide range of comfort features. Many shoes, both sporty and elegant, are equipped with a removable insole, which noticeably improves comfort and cushioning.
Shoes with original Hovercraft soles offer a particularly soft tread thanks to secret chambers of air.
Sacchetto styles or pumps with flexible branded insoles provide extra softness and flexibility. "Soft&Smart" styles feature an insole which is softly padded from heel to toe and has additional cushioning in the heel and ball area of the foot.
Shoes with the "Soft Move" insole are equipped with a special foam layer that noticeably reduces the pressure on particularly stressed areas of the heel and ball of the foot. A side stabiliser integrated into the insole offers additional comfort here.
For winter, Gabor offers many models with warm linings for different levels of cold. In addition to lightly brushed fabric linings, there are also cosy warm linings and a variety of shoes with genuine lambskin.
Sustainability plays a central role at Gabor. The majority of the leathers used are certified according to environmental standards, such as the LWG (Leather Working Group) or EMAS (EU Environmental Management Scheme). Metal-free, organic leathers and DriTan leathers are also used, and are known for their particularly low water consumption, among other things.
In addition, more and more recycled materials are being used. For example, the cork that Gabor uses for insoles and covers is made from 100% cork waste. New exchangeable insoles are also made of recycled material.
Gabor produces the majority of its shoes in Europe in compliance with the strict EU environmental guidelines and using short transport routes. A high proportion of the electricity required already comes from renewable sources, such as a large photovoltaic system at the Gabor production site in Portugal.
Fits and Sizing
Gabor's aim is to offer the ideal shoe for every woman and every foot. To that end, Gabor women's shoes are available in different widths (F / G / H) and in sizes 2.5 to 11 (46).
The "Best-Fitting" fit concept is a special feature. Here, the tread surface is widened for the normal ball width (F), which ensures greater comfort at the front of the foot.
Gabor is also known for its boot shaft width concept, ranging from XS narrow shaft to XL super wide shaft boots. Many long boots are also available in vario-width, so the width of the shaft can be further adjusted by, for example, buckles, stretch panels or other solutions.
Rollingsoft, an own brand from the House of Gabor, has been very successful for over 10 years. The sporty trainers and ankle boots feature a special sole construction that supports the foot’s natural rolling action. A stabiliser integrated into the sole guides the rolling movement and provides greater lateral stability. Rollingsoft shoes are feather-light and come in a range of new designs. They feature a high-quality leather interior and interchangeable insoles.
Robust trekking styles with extra grip are also available, finished in original Gore-Tex.