Louis Vuitton ‘Archlight' sneaker gets New York pop-up

The luxury label is poised to open a pop-up store dedicated entirely to its latest "Archlight" women's sneaker. Several styles will be on offer in the temporary NYC outlet, including an exclusive all-black colorway, the label said in a press release.

Sneakers are still very much a trend in the fashion world -- one which shows no sign of waning anytime soon. Luxury labels have been getting in on the act in recent seasons too, rolling out whole collections of sneakers with some -- ahem -- original designs. Often dubbed "ugly sneakers," this new wave of futuristic-style sports footwear is causing a sensation on social media. It's therefore no surprise to see Louis Vuitton open a pop-up store for its new women's sneaker, the "Archlight."

Located at 122 Greene Street, in the heart of the SoHo district, the pop-up store will be home to the new sneaker models, designed by Nicolas Ghesquière and unveiled at the spring/summer 2018 season shows in October. This particular LV creation certainly didn't go unnoticed, contrasting with the rest of the collection and its sophisticated jackets and dresses inspired by the 18th century.

An LV Archlight model unveiled on the Paris catwalk last October - Photo: Pixelformula

Louis Vuitton creative director, Nicolas Ghesquière, explains that these sneakers are inspired by nineties basketball shoes, while also encompassing a futuristic design with chunky soles and a large tongue. The models featured on the label's website combine calfskin with technical materials and a rubber sole.

The NYC pop-up will be open until March 10.

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