The Best Men’s Shoes From Paris: Off-White x Air Jordan 1, Louis Vuitton & More

Footwear designers at Paris Men’s Fashion Week pulled out all the stops for fall ’18.

In one of the first shows last Wednesday, Virgil Abloh dubbed his Off-White collection “Business Casual.” These two words basically summed up the week’s footwear theme.

For his own part, he debuted the next installment of his Nike “The Ten” collaboration: Air Jordan 1s in all-white — their logo laces emblazoned with the word “shoelaces.” He tagged the soles with the word “Paris” as a tribute to the City of Light.

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Off-White Air Jordans.
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Winter whites also made a statement at Valentino and at Alexander McQueen. At Balmain, Olivier Rousteing debuted sneakers for fall, augmenting his army’s repertoire with a more casual vibe. The high-tops were teamed with shiny pants that were tucked in and came cinched at the ankle with Velcro fastenings.

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Balmain fall ’18.
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Christian Louboutin got in on the action via a collaboration with Icosae. The luxury French streetwear label showcased two white Louboutin styles: a low-top and a high-top with red detailing on the heels and side panels — the same hue as Louboutin’s famous red undersoles.

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Icosae x Louboutin
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Dior Homme’s Kris van Assche teamed roomy suits with baseball boots, and brogues came with a tattoo motif that was laser-printed onto the leather. For his Louis Vuitton swansong, Kim Jones offered up fantastic hybrid hiker boots — their embroidered uppers mixed with luxurious python skin glazed in a futuristic titanium.

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Louis Vuitton fall ’18.
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With all things ’90s taking center stage, it was only a matter of time before Swear London had its turn in the spotlight. At Vetements, Demna Gvasalia stepped up to the mark with a supersized collaboration emblazoned with the Vetements logo and finished with reflective accents.

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Vetements fall ’18.
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Finally at Y-3, four new Adidas/Yohji Yamamoto styles debuted. They were done in monochrome in Adidas’ proprietary Carbon 4D fabrication. However, it was the Gen-Z yellow versions that drew the most attention. They matched the yellow beanie hats that served as invitations to the show.

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Y-3 fall ’18.
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For more of the best shoes from Paris Men’s Fashion Week, check out the gallery.

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