Paris Fashion Week closed on Sunday night with Hedi Slimane going back in time to the 1970s. What were the most buzzed-about shoes on the week’s runways? Read on to see FN‘s top footwear picks from Celine to Off-White and Louis Vuitton.
Celine’s 70s Redux Loafer
Last season, Celine’s Hedi Slimane declared the loafer the new sneaker. This time around, he gave the shoe a resoundingly ’70s spin — keeping with the theme of his wider spring ’20 collection. These all-white versions with their pointed toes were seriously groovy.
Dior Men Naked Boots
Dior Men’s Kim Jones gave the naked trend a new spin, reimagining a work boot, sneaker hybrid in transparent materials. From a distance, it looked as though they featured a Dior logo, but the branding actually came from the socks the models were sporting underneath.
Nike X Sacai 3.0
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Sacai’s Chitose Abe previewed the third installment of her Nike x Sacai sneaker collaboration, showing a small selection of four pairs in black with white soles in the middle of the show.
Louis Vuitton’s Wondrous Wellies
This is not a typical Welly boot. Virgil Abloh’s Louis Vuitton versions came in a shiny neoprene mix bearing floral prints reminiscent of luxe Wedgwood china ware.
Lanvin’s Rubber Duck Sandals
Lanvin’s Bruno Sialelli unveiled a vast array of summer-ready shoes, but these sandals in rubber-duck yellow stood out. Sialelli, who hails from Marseilles in southern France, said he’d been thinking about the footwear people wear on the city’s rocky beaches.
Hermes’ Simple Sandals
Simple sandals, not sneakers were on the runway at Hermés. Whether teamed with striped blue and white pajama pants or Pepto-pink shorts, they were the epitome of easy summer style.
Off-White’s Nike Dunk Collab
Virgil Abloh previewed a new Nike Dunk collaboration sneaker in orange and blue. The designer called it out on his Instagram feed just before the show. The shoe also comes in a blue and white iteration.