Yep, that is a Chanel “running” shoe. Or, as some of you call them ,sneakers. Whether or not you can actually use it for jogging is unclear (I don’t think anyone has even asked the question or cares). What we do know is that they caused more of scene than exposed nipples when they hit the runway…paired with suits an gowns. Ummmm….what?!
If you’re a New Yorker and walk to work, the suit-sneaker combo isn’t uncommon for you. It’s the only comfortable way to hustle around the island. But no one needs expensive sneakers. So it’s not that we need them, it’s that we want the little luxury. Nike has done a good job supporting our feet with cute, functional activewear and our wallet with a more affordable price. Now Chanel is upping the anti, just like they did with suits and bags.
The bottom line for me: if I’m buying Chanel, my money certainly isn’t going to sneakers.
I suppose Chanel just wanted a foot in the crazy kicks game. Although Lagerfeld has been quoted saying, “I don’t do sneakers.” You know who does though? Los Angeles. I’ll see these all over the streets…and, honestly, I’ll stop for a moment of envy and then get on with my latte.
Here’s a sneak peak at the Summer collection: