Louis Vuitton presents the Vuitton New Runner, a full knit sneaker, in four new colour ways. with keen attention to detail. The V.N.R combines classic, elegant design and the House’s signatures with ultimate technical innovation. Twelve months of meticulous research and development have led to a shoe that is light and flexible – utterly contemporary in terms of both savoir-faire and aesthetic.
This trainer is the House’s second full knit sneaker made in Italy. Months of experimentation have allowed for one piece of knit to combine three yarns, to add depth and intrigue.In total, each pair of shoes requires three hours to be assembled with keen attention to detail. Embedded with elasticity, the knit wraps the foot for a sock-like comfort, providing extra support. Especially made for the size of the shoe, with no cutting involved, the seamless upper part weighs just 60 grams, and takes one and half hours to knit. For the first time, Vuitton’s heritage of fine craftsmanship and excellence is introduced to a technical trainer, resulting in a lifestyle sneaker with active sports detailing with keen attention to detail.
Expansive materials make up the sole to allow for suppleness and wearability. The highly resistant outsole is made from three separate pieces and carefully assembled by hand. Textile scratch tape and leather heel details along with a gradient hand-painted sole - a technique usually limited to the car industry combine modernity with sophistication. This season’s palette comprises a denim blue, space grey, pure white and bold black. In constant evolvement, more colour ways are to be introduced in the future. Available now in selected Louis Vuitton stores worldwide and online.