Since Matthew M Williams took over Givenchy as its Creative Director back in June 2020, the 1017 ALYX 9SM founder has taken the luxury label to new heights, infiltrated with avant-garde silhouettes and oversized, technical looks that are akin to the designer’s own brand. Now, Givenchy has released its most daring sneakers to date, dubbed the Monumental Mallow.
First seen during the Fall/Winter 2021 runway show, the Monumental Mallow comes in two forms: a low-top, and a high-top that features a mesh sock liner as its collar. Kicking off with the latter, we find a smooth matte rubber base with a lightly distressed finish in cream appear with sculptural lines marking the toe and heel areas, as well as a faint line around the shoe that nods to its all-rubber uni-piece construction. Alongside this is a mesh ribbed knit sock that extends from the shoe and forms both the tongue and its high-top credentials, while a leather Givenchy-branded insole and a black toothed outsole round out the pair.
As for the lows, these go without the sock addition and look a lot more like chunky clogs. Available in either shiny black, matte black, or matte brown, the pair features the same sculptural appearance alongside black sole unit details, no branding on the exterior, and just a touch of branding on the leather insoles.
Low-tops in matte colorways retail for $595 USD, while the shiny pair is an extra $100 USD at $695 USD. As for the highs, be prepared to fork out $895 USD when they drop in the States. Take a look at all four iterations above, and head over to your regional Givenchy site or its boutiques worldwide to cop a pair now.
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