Louis Vuitton takes off New Balance 574

For the past several years Louis Vuitton has made big strides in the men’s footwear market, especially with creating luxury sneakers. ?The brand received major buzz in the fashion, music, and sneaker industries this year as they announced their partnership with Kanye West to create a series of limited silhouettes.

With the momentum of this major collaboration one would expect to see more great things to come from the LV camp. ?Unfortunately, when we caught a glimpse of this fall’s lineup, we saw a few too many familiar silhouettes made famous by other companies. ?The one that caught our attention the most was a take off on the New Balance 574. ?Besides minute changes such as toebox details and added metal eyelets the shoes are virtually identical. ?Louis Vuitton works with some of the biggest and brightest in the fashion industry, partnering with designers like Marc Jacobs and?Takashi Murakami. ?That said, one would expect a higher commitment from LV to imparting freshness to their upcoming collection while still demanding such prices. ?No word yet on the pricing of these Louis Vuitton sneakers, but it would be safe to assume that they carry a tag that is 10 fold that of the 574.