The new women’s shoe fashion is characterised by enhanced femininity. More elegant city styles and modern business and occasion shoes are gaining in importance. The soles are less accentuated than in the past. Dark colours dominate the picture, they are loosened up by light tones and strong accent colours such as violet and pink. With all types of shoes, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
The trend is towards more elegance: heeled ankle boots often in combination with slim edge shapes are becoming much more important – to match the new, wider trouser fashion. The soles are no longer so accentuated, but there are more platforms and higher heels. Loafer ankle boots are also new. With all these shapes, you’ll be sure to find your dream shoe. Chelsea boots are coming back with shorter shafts. Sporty boots are no longer so sturdy, and sometimes adorned with very feminine jewellery.
Sneakers remain an integral part of fashionable casual outfits, and in autumn, they are often available in a hightop look. Gabor brings them to you with both shell and running soles. Soles are also becoming more refined in the sneaker sector.
Loafers and college types
Loafers, college and dandy types are still on the well-sought-after. They go perfectly with the new wider, often shortened trouser fashion.
Court shoes and ballerinas
The demand for shoes to fit a certain occasion is back, and court shoes can also have slim-line trims and fine heels once more.
Colours, materials, decorative elements
After last autumn’s season, which was dominated by light colours, H/W23 sees a return to darker shades, especially black, as well as dark browns, blues and greys.
Light shades like soft rosé continue to create stunning looks. Natural tones are also seen in the collection, especially light and medium browns, as well as green and red. Fashionable accent colours are violet and pink.
Chains are still often used as jewellery, but also buckles and other elements.
Eyelets, zips and decorative elements are less conspicuous, but certain details are still allowed. The colours silver, antique silver and black have become stronger, often tone-in-tone with the upper. Gold is becoming less present.
Features and comfort
Gabor offers a wide range of comfortable features. Many shoes, both sporty and elegant, feature a removable footbed, which noticeably improves comfort and cushioning.
Shoes with original Hovercraft soles offer a particularly soft tread thanks to their air chambers.
Sacchetto styles or court shoes with flexible insoles provide special softness and flexibility. In the “Soft&Smart” version, the insole is softly padded from the heel to the toes.
Shoes with the “Soft Move” footbed are equipped with a special foam that noticeably reduces the pressure on the particularly stressed areas of the heel and ball of the foot. A side stabiliser integrated into the insole brings additional comfort here, too.
For winter, Gabor offers many models with warm linings for different cold days. In addition to lightly brushed textile linings, there are also cosy warm linings and a variety of shoes with genuine lambskin.
For Gabor, sustainability is a big issue. Many of the leathers used are certified according to environmental standards, for example, by the LWG (Leather Working Group) or EMAS (EU Environmental Management Scheme). Metal-free, organic leathers and DriTan leathers are also used, which are characterised by particularly low water consumption, among other things.
As well as this, we use increasing amounts of recycled materials. For example, the cork which is used to make Gabor footbeds and veneers is made 100% from leftover cork. New, interchangeable footbeds and linings are also often made from recycled materials.
Gabor manufactures a large proportion of its shoes in Europe, observing the strict EU environmental regulations, and availing of short transport routes. We already obtain a substantial percentage of the electricity we use from renewable sources such as a sizeable photovoltaic installation at our Gabor production facility in Portugal.
Fits and size ranges
Gabor aims to be able to offer a perfectly fitting shoe for every woman and every foot. Therefore, Gabor women’s shoes are available in different widths (F / G / H). In addition, we also offer plus sizes up to size 11 (46) and half sizes to enable the finest possible rate of gradation.
A special feature is our “Best Fitting” fit concept. Here, with the normal ball width (F), the tread surface is wider, particularly well-suited for women with normal or rather slender feet, but with a little more space required in the forefoot.
Gabor is also known for its boot shaft width concept from XS narrow shaft to XL super wide shaft boots. Many long-shaft boots are also available in Vario width, where the width of the shaft can be adjusted further, e.g. with elastics, zips, buckles, stretch inserts or other solutions.
rollingsoft is a proprietary brand from Gabor, and has been very successful for over 10 years. The functional sneakers and ankle boots have a special bottom design that supports natural rolling, and makes walking less tiring. A stabiliser integrated into the sole guides the rolling movement and provides greater lateral stability. rollingsoft is available for both men and women.
You can find out more about rollingsoft in a separate collection text.
The men’s shoe brand “Pius Gabor”, which was launched with tremendous success in the autumn / winter of 2020,
focuses on modern footwear for the self-confident man who expects quality, features and comfort in one.
You will also find detailed information on Pius Gabor in a separate collection text.