As Loewe’s Spring 2018 collection hit the runway during Paris Fashion Week today, there was one standout accessory that was impossible to overlook: ultra pointy-toe sneakers.Taking the luxury sneaker to new heights (literally), the curved upward shoes posed sneakerheads’ favorite question, “What are THOSE?”
Inspired by the traveling woman, the Jonathan Anderson-designed footwear seemingly reference Mexican pointy boots, which are extremely curved upwards boots worn by men in North-Central Mexico. Loewe’s rendition of the pointed shoes included luxe reptile-embossed sneakers, suede, and several bold colorways.
Of course, people on Twitter couldn’t help but notice the references to both elves and Aladdin…
— Vanessa Friedman (@VVFriedman) September 29, 2017
— Coffee & Cocktails (@CoffeeCocktail) September 29, 2017
A Loewe sneaker that turns up its nose at you pic.twitter.com/9QlijoCHIB
— Matthew Schneier (@MatthewSchneier) September 29, 2017
I get Loewe’s Mexican tribal boot reference..
But it’s a hard pass for me. pic.twitter.com/n2fLZzhj5i
— OG Olenna (@LE_BONES) September 29, 2017
While fashion’s sneaker obsession likely isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, will these pointy renditions become the next street style must-haves?