Luke Norris

Virgil Abloh's New Louis Vuitton Sneaker Gets a First Look

Luke Norris
Virgil Abloh's New Louis Vuitton Sneaker Gets a First Look
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Thanks to Mathias Patillon, Louis Vuitton‘s Head of Design Men’s Footwear, we have a first look at Virgil Abloh’s debut sneaker design for the luxury house. First teased earlier this month in sketches, Patillon posted a tantalizingly obscure photo to Instagram showing the sneakers from beneath the sole. On that sole is grey, white and red paneling, with all-caps “VUITTON” branding in black. The upper is mostly obscured, but a closer look reveals a gold signature silver, black and white panels and dark laces. A silver strap, emblazoned with tiny white text, tightens the high-top silhouette’s shaft, which sports an upwards-angled “408.” The model is definitely reminiscent of retro basketball kicks.

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