By GRAZIA Singapore

Travel Back To The ’90s With The Astroloubi

There’s a new sneaker on the block and it’s as fresh as they come
Photo: Courtesy of Christian Louboutin

Sky high stilettos may be Christian Louboutin’s pièce de résistance, but the red bottom soles are now given a refresh in the latest Astroloubi sneakers. Drawing inspiration from the vibrant streetwear of the era, the latest addition to the sneaker lineup melds form and function is a full suite of vibrant colours.

Adding on a new chapter in the Maison’s rich history and heritage, it’s safe to say that the Astroloubi is a deviation from the usual stiletto heel that’s synonymous with the brand. Straying away from the usual feminine silhouette of footwear, the sneaker is lined with strong graphic colours and textures for the perfect statement piece. A new addition to the brand’s iconography, a ‘CL’ logo modelled in a varsity style font sits on the colourful outsole, signature spikes on the back counter, and the iconic red sole.

Photo: Courtesy of Christian Louboutin

The sneaker is available in five stunning colourways, including bright 90s hues, cool pastels, and a minimalistic version, all made of an exciting mix of materials and textures ranging from smooth calfskin leather to luxurious suede, sleek satin, and laminated nappa.

The sneaker’s beauty isn’t just limited to its slick design. For everyone trying to hit their 10,000 steps a day, Christian Louboutin has also prioritised comfort by making the Astroloubi their lightest low-top sneaker ever produced, weighing 20% less than its all-leather counterparts. Besides being pretty much featherlight and breathable thanks to the  lycra-covered open foam Loubi red footbed—the sneaker also includes a durable, fast-drying, red lining to add to its comfort.

This unique style was unveiled during Men’s Fashion Week and is now available in stores. The Astroloubi is designed to be the lightest and softest shoe within Christian Louboutin’s sneaker range, and with its blend of style, comfort, and nostalgia, it’s a must-have for fashion aficionados.