Winter’s finally behind us and if you’re in the market for some clean white kicks to see in the summer, then get familiar with MCM’s new Himmel sneaker.
Named ‘Himmel’ – the German word from ‘sky’ – the sneaker’s design is inspired by the curvature of clouds and references archival designs from the house, such as MCM’s iconic Laurel motif. The hero colorway, Optical White, launched exclusively in Berlin last month and features neon volt accents nodding to the city’s famed techno club culture.
Despite its chunkier vibe, the sneaker isn’t cumbersome thanks to its lightweight sole and breathable perforated calf leather and mesh-lined upper. That, combined with its fresh appearance, makes it a great option if you’re looking to rep a new sneaker brand in warmer weather. Plus, from what we gather in the comments below, they’re damn comfortable, too.
The kicks dropped on March 29 and we’ve rounded up a healthy dose of Instagram inspiration to give you a feel for the Himmel and ideas on how to flex them.
“For me, they are a new classic. You can wear them easily, someday I’ll just go to grab a croissant and a cup of tea and they would be my first choice, the color fits with anything.”
“I love the sole unit – it doesn’t compromise on style and functionality. You can wear it all day long and still be comfortable. I took this shot around the Victoria Docks where I live. For me, that area displays a different vibe of London. It has that modernist metropolis vibe which the Himmel sneakers share.”
“MCM to me is one of those German brands that can do both, be urban and high fashion. Once I got the sneaker I immediately fell in love with the color palette and futuristic design. They are super comfortable, fly and can be styled as an it-piece. Especially if you tone it down with the rest of your outfit.”
“You can have a full outfit from nothing and just have an accessory from MCM and your outfit is done and fresh! The Himmel are so comfy and I’m always active walking between appointments so I need comfy shoes. Plus the shape is so easy to wear, you can wear them with everything – jeans, wool trousers, even a suit.”
“MCM has always been innovative and new. Not afraid to play with designs that really stand out and incorporate stand out colors. That’s very important to me!”
“I wanted their bags, now I also want all of the MCM shoes.”
“MCM is a historic brand and a symbol of luxury. The sneakers are light and easy to wear but still feel luxury.”