In 2009, Christian Louboutin created a shoe for male pop star Mika, aptly titled the Mika. It had an elegant upper half and a sporty lower one – just one of the pairs that Mika himself wanted to wear before Mr Louboutin placed the rest in stores.
Did they fly off the shelfs? Duh, Christian Louboutin shoes don’t get called the “Rolex of footwear” for nothing. Has the Loubishark, the latest sneakers under the French shoe brand ignited that same kind of fervour? Yes.
Lawrence Wong keeps it fresh to death — he prefers to let his Loubishark sneakers speak for themselves.
Featuring the Maison’s technical savoir-faire (the hi-tech upper is crafted from 13 components; no small feat for such a big launch) with the kind of swerve favoured by fans and streetstyle enthusiasts (the iconic red! 70s chunky soles! look-at-me colourways!), the iconic appeal of the Loubishark hasn’t just been noticed by us.
It’s also been noticed by some of the coolest guys in town.
Everybody, welcome the freshest sneakers to emerge from your post-WFH slump.
While we can continue going on about how truly fly the Loubisharks are (a contrasting rubber lattice cage is a tribute to Maison’s Galerie Véro Dodat boutique, it still has spikes on the pull tab and yes, red soles), Keung To, Li Tim and Terrance Lau sum it up best in one photo.
The Loubisharks don’t just speak to everyone with its iconic appeal. It’s footwear proof that guys across style spectrums (streetstyle god, casual and sporty) are embracing the same footwear palette.
Even more impressively, in an era where Gen Z-ers are perhaps quick to snuff out, the Loubisharks could (or would) become the icon of grail legends.
If you’re still unconvinced by now (seriously?), word’s on the street that the Loubisharks are selling out pretty quickly. Cop yours here today.