Louis Vuitton Archlight sneaker: All the on-feet street style snaps you need to do the deed
To cop or not to cop
If we had a dollar for all the times a sneaker drop sidelined the ladies, we'd be banking platinum by now. But perhaps the next best thing since sliced bread — and ladies' night — is Louis Vuitton's Archlight sneaker. Made for just women (boys: if the shoe quite literally fits, why not?), it is tipped to dethrone Balenciaga's Triple S. Yes, the culprit that's ruled the ugly sneaker game since it blew mainstream.
A closer look reveals why: it is chunky but dynamic; the excessively high arch streamlines its thick rubber outsole, it is sporty (enough); pulled together from a pastiche of technical materials, and yet, it screams pedigree; accents of leather and monogram contrast fabric — hinting at its birthplace that is the Vuitton maison.
The above, combined with Nicolas Ghesquière's foresight to put almost every model in the Archlight on the runway last season — the first indicator that these sneakers would rise, meteorically — and countless editors flexing a pair at the recent FW18 shows, the hype is most definitely there. And, it is snowballing at lightning speed. Make your call after seeing the various colourways on feet.
Available at Louis Vuitton boutiques.