Louis Vuitton launches its new sneaker, A View, as part of the Pre-Spring 2021 Men’s collection. Conceived in an exchange with professional skateboarder Lucien Clarke, the legitimate skate shoe is borne out of Men’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh’s ties to the community. The sneaker expands on the inherent bridge between the designer’s visual language and the functional genetics key to the pro skate wardrobe. A pillar in the grammar of streetwear, the authenticity embedded within A View reflects Virgil Abloh’s core consideration of streetwear as a cultural institution nestled in reality, relatability and unity.
Evoking the familiarity of its 1990s frontrunners, A View is constructed in technical textile and calf leather with reflective details, and features a framework of technical foam and polyurethane sole cushioning. Created with and for a skater – through an ongoing dialogue with Lucien Clarke – the sneaker is founded in the adaptability integral to the design philosophy of Virgil Abloh at Louis Vuitton. While it enters into the contemporary Men’s wardrobe as an everyday staple, the shoe also enables the physical act of skating whenever and wherever the wearer sees fit. A View comes in three colourways: black and orange, white and orange, and a blue version.
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