Ahead of his “Figures of Speech” exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Virgil Abloh has shared a shot of what we assume is a new Louis Vuitton sneaker. And the kick in question carries a couple of elements that recall the sneakers Abloh’s friend and former mentor Kanye West designed for Louis Vuitton and Nike.

The new shoe is dressed in an all-over hi-vis orange colorway, reminiscent of West’s iconic Nike Air Yeezy 2 "Red October," while the colorway, achilles notch, exaggerated padded tongue, and suede paneling over the leather upper carry a vibe reminiscent of the artist's 2009 Louis Vuitton Don. Abloh has added a signature flourish of his own to the new shoe: a rubber Louis Vuitton zip tie akin to the ones the designer uses with OFF-WHITE.

There is no official word about the shoe's release, although it's possible the sneaker will be available at the special Virgil Abloh “Church & State” pop-up at the MCA, which will offer a number of Abloh-related products created exclusively for the museum.

To stay updated on everything happening in the sneaker world, follow @Highsnobietysneakers on Instagram, check our sneaker release date calendar, and subscribe to our sneaker chatbot on Facebook to receive lightning quick updates to your inbox.

What To Read Next

*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to info@highsnobiety.com

Web Accessibility Statement

Titelmedia (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, www.highsnobiety.com. Titelmedia strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titelmedia has engaged UsableNet Inc, a leading web accessibility consultant to help test, remediate and maintain our Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.


Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.