Sneaker Couture

Enhancing the casualness of luxury, brands hype opulent athletic styles

Implications - With the luxury goods market expanding at an exponential rate, consumers are turning to everyday luxury choices like sneakers to express social status. Previously low brow, casual attire from high-end brands is being accepted by consumers as a way to incorporate luxury further and push against cultural norms.
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Casual Hybrid Brogues - The Christian Louboutin Club Flat Mixes Business and Pleasure
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Warm 23,500 Clicks Pub: Aug 20, 13
Casual Hybrid Brogues
The Christian Louboutin Club Flat Mixes Business and Pleasure
Not quite dress shoe yet not quite casual sneaker, the Christian Louboutin Club Flat is an upscale hybrid of two very different shoe designs. Featuring a soft rubber sole that is comfortable for... [More]
Futuristic Hi-Top Sneakers - The Super Gold High-Top Sneakers Shimmer in an All-Gold Design
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Warm 14,533 Clicks Pub: Sep 20, 13
Futuristic Hi-Top Sneakers
The Super Gold High-Top Sneakers Shimmer in an All-Gold Design
For those interested in riding the “all gold” revival wave, keep an eye on the Super Gold High-Top Sneakers by Giuseppe Zanotti. The brand is known for absolute luxury design, and these... [More]
Designer Athletic Kicks - High Fashion Reinterprets Sports Function with the Hender Scheme Sneaker
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Warm 9,836 Clicks Pub: Mar 29, 13
Designer Athletic Kicks
High Fashion Reinterprets Sports Function with the Hender Scheme Sneaker
These designer athletic shoes by Hender Scheme provide a luxurious upgrade to the most functional components of any man’s wardrobe: running shoes. Whether it’s the gym or the bar,... [More]
Luxe Reptilian High-Tops - The En Noir x BUSCEMI High-Tops Feature a Crocodile Emboss
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Warm 7,128 Clicks Pub: Sep 19, 13
Luxe Reptilian High-Tops
The En Noir x BUSCEMI High-Tops Feature a Crocodile Emboss
For high-end shoe connoiusseurs, the En Noir BUSCEMI High Tops are a must-have. These crocodile and leather infused sneakers are the definition of high fashion. BUSCEMI is known for their Gourmet... [More]
$60,000 Basketball Sneakers - A Pair of Signed Air Jordan Silver Shoes are for Auction
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Warm 5,557 Clicks Pub: Apr 25, 13
$60,000 Basketball Sneakers
A Pair of Signed Air Jordan Silver Shoes are for Auction
A unique pair of basketball sneakers are up for auction on eBay for a whopping $60,000. These signed ‘Air Jordan Silvers’ are vintage, extremely rare and most certainly pricy, but will... [More]
Spiked Leather Sneakers - These Christian Louboutin High Tops are Glamorously Edgy
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Average 3,184 Clicks Pub: May 10, 13
Spiked Leather Sneakers
These Christian Louboutin High Tops are Glamorously Edgy
Most women would simply trade in anything they own for a pair of Christian Louboutin heels, but if you’re looking to go a bit more edgy with your shoe style but still love this designer brand,... [More]
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