When talking about fashion design in the modern age, inevitably Marc Jacobs’ name will pop up somewhere in the discussion.
The guys over at oki-ni have just recieved stock of the new sneaker from the Marc Jacobs AW10 collection and at first look its a nice simplistic silhouette that we are all familiar with and know works with a multitude of outfits. They come in three well chosen colour options; Burgundy, White and Blue and feature a suede upper with a contrast leather toe cap and white soles, whilst the White pair feature a full leather upper. Hands down my favourite are the burgundy pair
I really like the contrast in textures between the upper and the toe cap, and as i’m sure you can appreciate, Marc Jacobs never disappoints in terms of quality. This use of high quality materials and expert craftsmanship is what turns a standard old school basketball sneaker into a luxury item. With a minimal amount of branding, the focus is purely on design and materials making this almost a lesson in what a shoe should be.
I feel that the only thing letting these bad boys down is the price tag (over £200), but i guess i’m not in the target market so who am i to judge.
Available now from oki-ni.