Brand: Louis Vuitton
Model: Arclight Sneaker
Key Features: According to Louis Vuitton: “Inspired both by the vintage ’90s basketball look and futuristic trends. the Arclight uses a mix of technical fabrics, an oversize springy rubber sole and a prominent tongue. The different color versions were imagined to fit different styles and times and the overall design captures Nicolas Ghesquière’s love for sci-fi, such as Stranger Things or Star Wars.”
Release Date: Available now, wider release on February 23
Price: 850 EUR / $1,009 USD
Buy: Louis Vuitton
Editor’s Notes: Jaden Smith has been spotted at various red carpet events rocking Louis Vuitton’s new Arclight silhouette so he’ll be happy to hear that the sneaker is arriving in a variety of new colorways for SS18. Perhaps most famously of all, the multi-hyphenate was seen nailing a moonwalk in them while performing live in December 2017.
The unconventional, chunky silhouette pushes the boundaries even in a world that has largely accepted bulky sneakers as the norm. The Arclight is LV’s answer to Balenciaga’s Triple S and Gucci’s Rhyton and, judging by Jaden’s co-sign, it looks like 2018 will see competition hit an all-time high.
While other sneakers focus mostly on a busy upper and chunky sole, Louis Vuitton has somehow kept this silhouette looking very sleek and futuristic in spite of the exaggerated arch, tongue, heel, and lacing systems.
#LVSS18 Past and present joining together in the #LouisVuitton Spring-Summer 2018 Show by @NicolasGhesquiere. Watch the show now at louisvuitton.com. Original music by @woodkidmusic
#LVSS18 Sneakers from another world by @NicolasGhesquiere. Watch the #LouisVuitton Spring-Summer 2018 Show now at louisvuitton.com Original music by @woodkidmusic
For some on-foot footage, head to Vogue Italy’s site here, or visit Louis Vuitton’s official site here.
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