Christian Louboutin's new limited-edition sneaker capsule
To borrow a phrase: we love it when a plan comes together. In this instant, that 'plan' refers to a new limited-edition collection of sneakers thanks to the partnership between shoe-maker extraordinaire Christian Louboutin and the French sports e-commerce platform, SportyHenri.com.
Taking inspiration from the Sporty Henri motto “Mettre Le Sport En Valeur” (sport with value) the four styles are based on highly collectable men's sneaker silhouettes, including a classic high top in the SH Bip Bip Flat and the low rise SH Louis Junior.
All the capsule designs leverage the Sporty Henri brand’s clean palette of white, cobalt blue and black and its distinctive logo – a playful and elegant profile inspired by former professional handball player Henri Tai – whilst the One Flat and SH Blue Flat feature Maison regular spike detailing. All four styles are finished with the signature Christian Louboutin red sole and are limited to an edition of 600 pairs.
The collaboration is the second project for the friends, Louboutin and Tai having teamed up to support the Cuban National delegation as Official Supplier of the Celebratory Outfit in the recent Olympic Games in Rio.