Christian Louboutin X Sporty Henri
by Stephen Garner
[metaslider id=118704] Luxury accessories brand Christian Louboutin has partnered with newly launched e-concept store on a capsule collection of sneakers. This marks the first time the designer has collaborated on shoe styles with another entity.

For the capsule, Louboutin created four limited-edition styles, each based on beloved and highly collectible sneaker silhouettes in his men’s collection including a classic high-top and low-rise style.

“It’s a real pleasure for me to touch and create some exclusive designs which, I think, represent the values that are dear to Henri: sport mixed with style in a fun and colorful way,” said Louboutin. “I am thrilled to be part of the new adventure of, and I wish their team and their clients all the best in a sporty and stylish world.”

Launched in April, offers a unique proposition between shopping and editorial for the sartorially inclined athlete, including world class advice above and beyond routine styling and fit guidance. The offering features a diverse mix of premium international brands as well as niche labels from the intersection of fashion and sport.

Christian Louboutin (L) and Henri Tai / Photo by Renata Mello-Tyba
Christian Louboutin (L) and Henri Tai (R) in Rio / Photo by Renata Mello-Tyba

“For me, clothes are an extension of myself, they let me express something about who I am, about my personality, but also they let me explore it,” said founder and former French professional handball player Henri Tai. “It is this vision that I want to bring to life with, and here it takes form through this wonderful capsule collection of trainers by Christian Louboutin, which I feel very privileged to offer our clients exclusively.”

This collaboration is the second project for Louboutin and Tai, having teamed up to support the Cuban National delegation as Official Supplier of the Celebratory Outfit in the recent Olympic Games in Rio.

The capsule collection of Christian Louboutin for limited-edition sneakers are now available online at and at select Christian Louboutin flagship boutiques including New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Seoul, Dubai, Tokyo and Beijing.