From evergreens like the Gucci Ace to the new racy Red Runner by Louboutin – here are some stylish sneakers to try out this season.
The Red Runner by Christian Louboutin
The Red Runner belongs to the Run Loubi Run collection by Christian Louboutin. It features all the trademark Loubatin styles – from the red sole to signature spikes, mixed materials and hints of monochrome grosgrain. The latest version sees a couture spin to the fashion sneaker, taking this chic collection to the next level. Adorned with bold patches of yellow and red, the Road Runner adds dollops of urban swag to the Run Loubi Run collection.
Mind you, the Red Runner is not all looks either. Its sole was in development for over three years and comprises six parts. The running shoe features flex grooves, silicon insoles and was crafted by the Maison with the aim optimise comfort and movement.
In India, Christian Louboutin stores are located at DLF Emporio in New Delhi and in Mumbai at Sir. H.C. Dinshaw Building, 16 Horniman Circle.
The Ace sneaker is a classic Gucci sneaker, with ever-changing decorations and designs. Seen on the feet of several celebrities like Elton John, the Gucci Ace is one sneaker you cannot go wrong with. The House likes to bring out new playful versions of the Ace regularly and for people who would like something more personal, a DIY service is also possible. Shoppers can go on Gucci.com and personalise the Ace with the specially-drawn, contemporary rounded Gucci DIY alphabet. The letters can be fixed in a variety of material and colour combinations including gold silk nappa and black felt profiled with crystals.
You can also check out the Gucci App where through augmented reality you can virtually ‘try-on’ your choice of Ace and see how they would look on your feet!
Gucci stores in India are located at High Street Phoenix Mall and at The Trident in Mumbai, at DLF Emporio in New Delhi and at the Quest Mall in Kolkata.
Speed Cat Jamming shoe by Porsche Design and PUMA
The high-end sportwear collection from Porsche Design and PUMA is ‘driven by urban dynamics’ and offers lifestyle and performance wear for city streets. The partnership between the two brands brings together the technical know-how of Porsche Design with PUMA’s sports expertise to create innovative cushioning, ultra-light materials, tapered seams, to eventually create a line that’s ‘ready to react’. The highlight of this collection is the Speed Cat Jamming shoe, which contains RAW NRGY beads within the transparent midsole that afford the shoe brilliant support, cushioning and eye-catching looks.
The Speed Cat Jamming shoe can be purchased from here.
Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo 2
The everyday training version of the legendary Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4%, the Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo 2 is the cool new daily running shoe that aims to help you train longer and faster. The shoe’s rubber outsole aids in absorption of impact and provides multi-surface traction. The heel has the same aerodynamic shape of the Vaporfly 4% and the stylish sneakers also feature the same great ZoomX foam in the midsole. This highly-responsive foam delivers 85% energy return – more than any other Nike foam. It is also their lightest foam, and combined with the new more breathable translucent material, the new Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo 2 is much lighter and sleeker than its last edition.
The shoe is offered in neon green – a shade most visible to the human eye. So, if you’re among the folks who enjoy going for a run on the road, give the Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo 2 a try for its wonderful synchrony of technology, style and safety. Buy it online from Nike.com.
UNCOPY by Bugatti
Bugatti sells over 4.5 million pairs of shoes annually, all designed and crafted by AstorMueller and his team of designers from Italy, Spain, Germany and Switzerland. Their latest Spring Summer 2019 collection follows the UNCOPY design theme and the sports sneaker gives way to the street sneaker. Faster and comfier, the sneakers this season are more experimental for both men and women and feature an innovatively engineered knit that makes them lighter and better suited for an active day out. New colour combinations and casual, long lace-ups allow the shoes to be paired with sporty as well as casual wear for men.
The women’s line this season sees neutrals reign in combination with glamorous metallics. Solid colours of pink, red, yellow, green, orange and royal blue create strong statements. Alongside leather, suede, mesh, and neoprene these shoes also feature the new knit, which ensures a great fit. We love the glamorous rose satin laces as well as the large bows seen on some models. The hi-tech genial insole allows optimal absorption of pressure on the foot, allowing for great comfort when walking.
Bugatti sneakers are available at select Iconic stores as well online on Myntra and Jabong.