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Sneakers have been getting flashier and flashier lately, but this marks an intriguing new development. The designer—Christian Lacroix, on behalf of Gola—ditches the 70s nostalgia that most mainstreamers are chasing and goes with something much more old-world. The combination of the embossed leather and the rich colors make this seem like a throwback to a previous century. If Louis XIV had worn sneakers, he would have worn these.

—R.B.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Russell Brandom