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Loewe’s new sneaker crop is far out

BY JANIE CAI | Jan 1, 2016 | Shoes

Illustration by Priscilla Wong.

“I wanted the first Loewe sneaker to be young, easy and fun, but also for it to have a collectible edge,” says Jonathan Anderson, Creative Director of Loewe. And so it is. After all, there’s something about Loewe’s new sneaker collection that evokes an irrepressible desire to own a pair.

Perhaps, this is because it is the first sneaker offering from the 170-year-old Spanish luxury label, or the fact that it is designed by Anderson, the young wunderkind who, in just three seasons at the helm, has taken the brand straight to the frontline with his irreverent take on style (always signature Anderson).

Expect nothing less than a raw and wonderful combination of what’s happening on the street tinged with just the right amount of old-school familiars (his first collection drew on childhood Meccano pieces).

Loewe’s latest sneaker release debuts the Galaxy print, a motif that brings to mind Japanese anime classic Legend of the Galactic Heroes with a touch of early Autobot appeal. It also doesn’t hurt that the shoe is mighty comfy too—with flexible, extra-soft insoles and perforated side panels for a feel that is, dare we say it, right out of this world.

Loewe calf leather sneaker in blue Galaxy print with rubber soles, SGD1,150.

First published in Esquire Singapore's January 2016 issue.