Stepping into the future: Our footwear is signalling our readiness to move forward
One way to look at the most exaggerated shoes designed today is to deem them otherworldly — pairs your avatar might wear in the metaverse but not quite the real world.
Look at it as a readying for an alternate future, or any future, which is always being created in the present.
Street style is telling of both our current mood and our aspirations. So here’s your reminder to look down. There’s no better time than spring, when we shed some of our more practical garb for the personal, to glimpse signs of both where we’re at and where we’re going.
We asked photographer Marc Richardson to capture the footwear scene on Montreal’s streets in early May.
Creative direction: Yasmin Seneviratne
Photography: Marc Richardson
Marc Richardson is a Montreal-based writer and photographer. His work focuses on fashion, culture and the intersection between the two. He’s spent the better part of the last decade observing and cataloguing menswear from New York and London to Florence and Paris. You can follow him on Twitter @quicklongread and Instagram @shooting.people.
Yasmin Seneviratne is a producer at CBC Life, an editor and a creative director.