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The Return of Retro Skate Shoes : Lanvin Curb Sneaker

Get Familiar With The Lanvin Curb Sneaker

Fast emerging as one of the sneaker industry’s biggest players, the Curb sneaker from Lanvin already has the seal of approval from a slew of high-profile names including Virgil Abloh, Dele Ali, Travis Scott and 24kGoldn whom have all contributed to the silhouette’s transcendent popularity, having been spotted wearing the bulbous design to a series of exclusive events over recent months.

The chunky shoe is the brainchild of Bruno Sialelli, Lanvin Creative Director. Inspired by acclaimed LA photographer Hugh Holland, Sialelli began honing in on the skateboarders captured within Holland’s images who are photographed riding over the drainage ditches on Laurel Canyon Boulevard – a free-spirited enclave situated in the San Fernando Valley. On evaluation of Holland’s imagery, it became apparent to Sialelli that sneakers sit at the heart of a skateboarder’s lifestyle, not only enhancing their flair atop the board but defining them as characters too.

Keen to create his own ‘Lanvin characters’ Sialelli set about crafting his own luxury skating shoe, complete with all the authentic details that you would spot in an original Hugh Holland 1970 print. Fusing the spirit of Cali’ skating culture with the feel and look of Dave Mayhew’s Osiris D3 design, the Lanvin Curb Sneaker is a nod to subcultures from the eras of both 1970 and 1990.

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Set atop a beefy rubber outsole, the hi-top is built using a combination of nappa calfskin leather, suede and mesh. In true skatewear tradition, there’s a rubber bumper featured at the shoe’s toe box, in place to resist heavy levels of abrasion. Perforations also feature at the toe box, bringing breathability to your activities whether you’re scaling a half pipe or simply heading into the city. At the tongue, a pull is attached for ergonomic purposes, allowing the wearer to prop it back and slide their foot into the surprisingly narrow opening of the shoe with ease. The most striking element of the Lanvin Curb Sneaker is its lacing system, whereby three laces are combined to make one extra wide strip that’s finished in colourful, double waxed herringbone.

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Signed off with the fashion house’s signature Mother & Child embellishments, the Lanvin Curb Sneaker would look equally at home on the rails of Venice Beach Skatepark as it would on the tarmac of the Champs-ÉlyséesDue to the shoe’s immense popularity with both celebrities and the streetwear scene, we recommend securing it quickly before it really skyrockets and sells out everywhere. View the Lanvin sneakers in closer detail via the video below.

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