Last night some members of the Purse Blog team (Megs, Vlad, Intern Joe and myself) had the opportunity to attend an exclusive launch party at the Louis Vuitton store in the Bal Harbor Shops. The event was a little different than what we are used to since the party was for sneakers and not handbags. As many of you know, Kanye West has teamed with Louis Vuitton to create high end designer sneakers. While Megs and I did try and convince Vlad and Joe to snag a pair, I think it is fair to say the sneaks aren’t really our cup-o-tea.

Louis Vuitton and Kanye West Sneakers

True, these shoes are rather unique (although, do they remind any of you of the old school Reebok high-tops?), but I don’t think I will be rushing out to buy them any time soon. However, there were plenty of others at the event last night that were walking away with boxes and boxes of these shoes. It may or may not come as a shock to you, but a lot of these shoes are close to sold out! Head over to your local LV store and grab some… if it’s your kind of thing.

Image via LA MJC

  • oo oo bufbuf

    I want them in white. Jean long shorts and the killer T-shirt. Now which bag would I wear to go with???????

  • KathyB

    I’m in agreement with you. They aren’t my cup o’ tea, either. What’s the price tag on these kicks?

  • http://www.purseblog.com/ Megs Mahoney Dusil

    Price ranges from $850 to over $1000

  • Joe

    they are heinous!

  • Nee

    Wish you had more pics, but so far not impressed with what I see:(

    • Zandrellnicks2006

      bitch nigga is u stupid or dumb u have no fucking taste at all my nigg if u dont like these

  • Mandy

    Not for me, but I think they’re great!

  • amelia masniari

    love that so much.. it’s so cool…. yes, what bag match with this shoes???

  • pegs

    I placed a $1,200 deposit to pre-order the Jaspers for DH 2 1/2 months ago, since there’s only one pair for each size going to their store according the the SA. A month ago the LV store manager told me that there was a mix-up…my DH’s size was already sold, but she’ll make sure to order a pair for me from NY. Still haven’t heard from her yet…..

  • Alex Rivera

    Wow ! Amazing. I love these ! before you buy something always remember to ask yourself this ! Would I be willing to pay full price for this item if it wasn’t on sale? Would I still want it as badly as I do now?
    Check out http://www.AroundTheWay.com if you get a chance.

  • Krystal

    Shoes arent too bad, but i agree with Mandy, not for me.

  • Red

    If I had a choice between LV by Kanye West or a designer handbag. I would choose the handbag! I would spend 1200 for a handbag, but not shoes.

  • renee

    They’re HUGE!!! Not for me!

  • Jessica

    Not my style. I don’t wear tennis shoes and if I was to wear them I certainly would not pick these! They’re so ugly!

  • MEL

    I HAVE SEEN THESE SHOES AND THEY ARE JUST AS HEINOUS
    AS IN THE PICTURE. I WOULD SPEND MY MONEY ON A NEW LV
    BAG FIRST. SOOOOO UGLY!!!!

  • Pamela M

    At least they don’t have the LV smeared over every inch of them. That alone makes me like them.

  • Don

    Kanye West is trying to “hip hop” Louis Vuitton. I don’t personally think its a great collaboration with Marc Jacobs. His collection reminds of air force ones.

  • Ally

    They picture does them no justice, they look far better in person. As for the price I think its absurd, I am all for fashion and spending a pretty penny on something worth while but I would never spend a grand on sneakers but clearly Kanye proved many people wrong because they are completely sold out

  • hmmm

    not sure. I think you either love them or hate them. Me? I’m not a big fan of these shoes, I think they are ugly. I’d rather buy some Lacoste shoes

  • Fashionputitallonme

    I think theseshoesare ugly. Why are so many desingers turning hip hop now. I mean coach and always gucci, but My god. What is going on with the designers, I wish he would of stayed working with Marc Jacobs Takashi Murakami’s, and Ryan Prince. I mean Multicolor, Cherry Blossom, I mean so many interesting Lines. Still I enjoy the new collections, I love the Stephen Sprouse colleciton Its nice and I cant go a day without my Speedy. And the price of the shoes are not worth that they are quoting Someone please recaculate that..

  • bagsebay

    YIKES¡­These bags are REALLY FUGLY!

    http://www.bagsebay.com

  • stmikeynomadxtek

    good day fellas

    I recently found an online store. the shop is offering wide range of good priced brand name outfit. the shop is listing the items with almost 75% discounts. my friend really wants to order a pair before the holiday and not confident that order will be delivered right on time. I am considering to get those prada sneakers but havent decided yet.

    just urged to share with you people.

    thx ppl.

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  • Erin

    Ugh… Kanye West??!! LV could not have found a more obnoxious, crude, loudmouth of a design partner if they’d tried! He has absolutely no class, and continues to make a complete jack*** of himself on television. Jeez. (Did you all see what he did to poor Taylor Swift at the VMA’s? Need I say more about his level of refinement?) If Louis Vuitton wants to keep a sophisticated, classy, upscale image that makes people want to pay thousands of dollars for their creations, they’ll get a better partner in a hurry.

  • Jelita78

    u’re right.. it does look common..
    like any reebok..
    but then again, kanye is well known to wear this kinda shoes.. so, it actually does represent his style the most! (ipad)