As a designer, I am always shopping, researching, watching trends evolve/disappear, and keeping on top of what other brands are doing. Over the last few seasons, I have been specifically observing several brands because I have noticed a change in design sensibility, design strengthening, growth into a new category, such as shoes, as well as a small companies getting more brand recognition. Here are a few brands, you might want to keep on the look out!  (Of course there are many others but here are a few for your perusal!) Each brands shoe assortment offers some great inspiration with great design patterns, material combinations, and overall lovely designs that people want to buy! I love seeing how different brands businesses unfold over the years!