Run! Louis Vuitton Is Opening a Sneaker Pop-up

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Photo: Koto Bolofo

If you’re looking to dip your toes into the “ugly” sneaker movement, run — don’t walk — to the Louis Vuitton spring 2018 Archlight pop-up, which is open to the public Thursday, February 8 through March 10. If you’re smart, you’ll get there when it opens at 11 a.m.

Select stores around the world will pre-launch the Archlight sneakers before the worldwide launch on February 23. The Soho pop-up, located at 122 Greene Street, will be the only dedicated sneaker pop-up in the world and will carry an exclusive all-black colorway. Because everyone knows New Yorkers love to wear all-black.

These sneakers, which cost a cool $1,090, embody the ideal balance of avant-garde and practical. They’ve got a chunky heel that looks like a pump, plus a large tongue, which gives it the appearance of a high-top. They’re “ugly” in the best way.

Much like Nicolas Ghesquière’s accompanying spring collection, they combine classic shapes with futuristic ones, making the Archlight the perfect shoe for 2018.

See all the colorways, below.

Photo: Koto Bolofo
Photo: Koto Bolofo
Photo: Koto Bolofo
Photo: Koto Bolofo
Photo: Koto Bolofo
Photo: Koto Bolofo
Run! Louis Vuitton Is Opening a Sneaker Pop-up