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The Drip is Highsnobiety’s latest series, taking a deep-dive look at celebrities and their jawnz. Every other day, we highlight a notable figure from our world and run the rule over whether their outfit is a hit or miss. Do you agree or disagree with our appraisal? Let us know below.

Who: Jaden Smith

The outfit he’s wearing: MSFTS Icon hoodie in pink, black button-up pants, checkered cross-body bag, JUST water bottle, and custom-made New Balance 1700 sneakers with a Louis Vuitton Archlight sole.

Location: Skate Kitchen premiere at New York’s IFC Center

Why it works: While Smith’s ’fit goes in several different directions, he still manages to make it work by contrasting his statement pieces (the cross-body bag and the custom sneakers) with the other items. This allows them to attract attention without dominating the look. Throw in some unconventional accessories, like his trusty JUST water bottle, and you’ve got yourself a steezy ’fit.

Editor’s Notes: Smith’s kicks are one of the best custom hybrids we’ve seen in a while. The chunky Louis Vuitton Archlight sole fuses perfectly with the New Balance 1700 upper to create a chunky dad shoe-style sneaker that couldn’t be more on-trend. Additionally, the toe box gives strong Balenciaga Triple S vibes — always a plus in our books.

The custom New Balance 1700 x Louis Vuitton Archlight sneakers were made by San Antonio footwear designer Jake Danklefs. Not only are the sneakers on-trend, they fall in line with Smith’s penchant for pushing the boundaries of style and doing things no one has done before. Perhaps we’ll even see him moonwalk in them?

Get the Look: 

Check out the sneakers in more detail in the gallery above and leave your thoughts on Smith’s ’fit in the comments.

Next, check out our previous iteration of The Drip, where we analyzed Kanye West’s splattered paint look.

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