Christian Louboutin Stages a Bike Polo Tournament at Pitti Uomo

Christian Louboutin chose an unconventional setting for his presentation at the Pitti Uomo trade show in Florence, Italy, yesterday. The footwear designer hosted a daylong bike polo tournament in which eight competing teams represented France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.

To mark the event, Louboutin introduced a new fall ’17 sneaker silhouette. Evolving from his recently debuted Loubikick high-top style, he introduced the Aurelien low-top, which takes cues from 1990s basketball fashion. The style comes in three finishes — white, black and color-blocked — and features a cup sole construction that cradles the foot.

Christian Louboutin Pitti Uomo Christian Louboutin’s bike polo tournament at Pitti Uomo in Florence. Giovanni Giannoni

Christian Louboutin Pitti Uomo Christian Louboutin’s bike polo tournament at Pitti Uomo in Florence. Giovanni Giannoni

Bike polo consists of three players on bikes who try to hit the ball into the opposing team’s goal using a mallet. Each competing team at Louboutin’s event wore a different colored Aurelien sneaker. If you want to get your hands on the styles, they are available for preorder on Louboutin’s e-commerce website. (See the three colorways below.)

Christian Louboutin Spring 2018 Christian Louboutin’s new Aurelien sneaker. Courtesy of brand
Christian Louboutin Spring 2018 The Aurelien Courtesy of brand
Christian Louboutin Spring 2018 The Aurelien Courtesy of brand

For more images from the event, click through the gallery.

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