During the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the more recognizable trends that occurred in the world of fashion was the spike in popularity over slippers, mules and other easy-on-easy-off silhouettes. One can even make the argument that these types of kicks have somewhat reached the level of acclaim that some of the most hyped sneaker collaborations of today receive as Croc team-ups and YEEZY FOAM RNNRS get listed for ridiculous prices on the resell market. And brands are certainly buying into this movement by producing more offerings of this nature, the latest being 1017 ALYX 9SM which has just unveiled its Leather Mono Mule.
Uppers are constructed with a premium leather material and feature textile trimming along the collars and an almond toe shape. The only branding present is the oversized debossed 1017 ALYX 9SM hit on the leather insoles. The foundation of these slip-ons is where more design details come through. Sole pieces are semi-chunky in stature and come chiseled with sleek grooves towards the lateral and medial heels and a slightly lipped out block towards the toe tips.
If you’re thinking of adding these to your rotation, you can cop them now via HBX for $670 USD.
For more sneaker news, Prada recently unveiled a striking padded nylon slip-on.