Pantone’s Color of the Year: Marsala, as Reflected in Shoes!

Trotters Lonnie

Pantone is the world-renowned authority on color, and designates a “color of the year” each year. This chosen color tends to show up in all sorts of manufactured products: from shoes, to furniture, to clothing, you name it. Manufacturers wait for Pantone to come up with the color of the year and often will create lines centering on that color. Customers expect to see new color trends based on Pantone’s choice, and shoe manufacturers definitely comply. This year’s color is “Marsala.” While not all manufacturers will use the term “marsala” in their color descriptions, they will definitely use other wine-based terms. Look for examples in burgundy, Bordeaux, cranberry, and cherry, just for starters.

Here at Footwear etc., we carry a lot of shoes in the “wine” color classification. These wine-like colors can go great with a variety of types of clothing and color combinations.  Here are some examples:

The Arcopedico R6 is a slip-on wedge shoe that comes in Bordeaux Mali. It’s casual, lightweight, and supportive. These shoes are handmade in Portugal and stretch as your feet need them to. The vegan-friendly synthetic upper has dual-side goring for a secure fit, and a tremendous amount of padding in the footbed for cushioned softness.

A fabulous new sandal from Dansko is the Pasha. It’s a t-strap sandal with two adjustable hook and loop straps that is available in Wine Veg Leather. With beautiful etching on the t-strap and metal embellishments, this sandal is casual and versatile to wear with a wide variety of outfits. The cork and memory foam footbed provides outstanding support and molds to your foot for a truly custom fit. What’s not to love?

Trotters makes an elegant peep-toe wedge called Lonnie in Merlot Glazed Kid Leather.  This is the perfect comfy shoe for the office! The 1 ¼” stacked heel is just high enough to make it dressy, but low enough that you can walk in it all day long. I love the fabulous cushioning too. It’s easy to wear, and a great value!

Even men have gorgeous choices in this color class. One example is the Men’s Orthofeet Lincoln Center in Cordovan Leather.  This is an easy-to-wear slip-on with an adjustable hook and loop strap. It has elegant lines with its decorative perforations and topstitching, as well as an anatomical arch support and deep heel seat. This shoe is a great choice for anyone who suffers from foot conditions such as Plantar Fasciitis, Diabetes, pronation, and the like.

Pantone’s color choice of Marsala (or any wine-related color) is a fabulous wardrobe choice. This color is really versatile and your shoe choice can be fashionable and trendy as well as comfortable. Check out a pair of shoes in this color range from Footwear etc. today!


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