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