As the new-age sneaker silhouette cohort continues to redefine shoe norms, luxury houses too, want in on the action. From the extremes of bulky to seamlessly sleek, to materials from leather to canvas—it feels like there's a pair of sneakers for every foot on the market. But Givenchy's new knit TK-360 is determined to headline as the new standard for beauty in the world of kicks, and here's why it's succeeding.
Lovingly helmed Matthew William's "dream shoe", the TK-360 looks about just as futuristic as its name suggests. Avant-garde yet clearly a product of careful study and thought, the TK-360 is a no-frills statement-maker; its total knit construction emphasizes the natural groove of a high arch and the audacious curves of a (still acceptable) bulbous heel.
In what looks like a crossover between a dance sneaker and a very posh-looking hoof, the cornerstone of the Pre-Fall 2022 collection is revolutionary in its single-piece structure. Bold with a custom-moulded silhouette, the TK-360 features a classic stretch knit that is fully integrated with the sole, making it possible to walk directly on the knit. Finished with a small Givenchy lettering at the base of the heel and some laces for extra security, the visually-arresting yet comfortable kicks reinforce the luxury house's signature minimalism—all the better for us to appreciate the technicalities of.
The only place where the house's less is more motto doesn't apply is to the TK-360's wide array of colour offerings. On top of the classic black and white, the sneakers also come in the seasonal shades of acid yellow, graphite grey, camel beige, navy and light pink. Trust Williams to play it bold but keep it simple, and if your taste in shoes is all about timelessness, you've definitely come to the right place to both look and feel good.
The Givenchy TK-360 retails at SGD 1,350 and is available in-store and online in select markets. It makes its worldwide debut on 1 July.