Louis Vuitton Launches New Skate Shoe With Lucien Clarke

Louis Vuitton Launches New Skate Shoe With Lucien Clarke

Louis Vuitton Launches New Skate Shoe With Lucien Clarke

The "A View" sneaker comes in three color schemes as part of the Pre-Spring 2021 Men's Collection by Virgil Abloh.

The "A View" sneaker comes in three color schemes as part of the Pre-Spring 2021 Men's Collection by Virgil Abloh.

Text: Trishna Rikhy

Louis Vuitton is stepping into new territory with the launch of its new skate shoe, A View, tied to the Pre-Spring ‘21 Men’s collection.

Lucien Clarke wears A View sneaker.

Born out of a collaboration with pro skateboarder Lucien Clarke, the sneaker reminisces on Artistic Director Virgil Abloh’s ties to the community and expands on the functional, laid-back visual language of the pro skate wardrobe. A View is authentic, harkening back to streetwear; it is a statement on Abloh’s consideration of skate culture and streetwear as a cultural pillar, a definition of reliability, reality, and unity.

The new style recalls the technical construction of its ‘90s frontrunners, yet reimagines what a skate shoe could be. Made with technical textile and calf leather with detailed reflective materials, the shoe’s framework features technical foam and polyurethane sole cushioning.

It is created with a skater, for skaters—Lucien Clarke’s role in the design philosophy and adaptability goes hand in hand with Abloh’s vision and expertise. While A View is a contemporary everyday men’s staple, it also enables the spontaneous, allowing the skater to step on a board where and whenever they see fit.

A View comes in three color schemes—black and white with orange details, and blue—with the signature LV monogram marking the tongue and a clean, tight silhouette.

Shop the new sneaker at LouisVuitton.com.

Credits: Images via Louis Vuitton

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