By  on August 13, 2019

LONDON — Louis Vuitton was one of the highlights of the men’s spring 2020 season, with Virgil Abloh transforming the secluded Place Dauphine into a tourist destination with an ice cream truck, balloon artists and Eiffel Tower keychains. He also debuted the 508 High-Top LV Trainer — an Air Jordan-like model with cream lilac and blue suede finishing and red nylon laces. There was a new, unnamed running sneaker style on offer, too, and both were accessorized with plastic luggage tags, serving as a reminder of Vuitton’s heritage in travel.

Vuitton has been offering sneakers for a long time, but it was only after Abloh came on the scene that they became as desirable as a Keepall Bandoulière — at least to the streetwear community. Vuitton certainly needed to catch up, considering that Kering’s Balenciaga, Gucci and Alexander McQueen brands have been serving up hot sneakers constantly in recent seasons.

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