September 11, 2012 BY Aaron Hope
Is there any coincidence that for the seven years since Kanye West’s Late Registration topped the charts, that Louis Vuitton has been the world’s most valuable luxury brand? Kanye calls himself the ‘Louis Vuitton Don’ for all the monogrammed gear he’s loved over the years and even issued a sneaker with that same name when he collaborated with LV on the heels of the original Nike Air Yeezy’s blockbuster success. Here we see the French label again call upon a Mr. West production, but for more of a ‘sample’ than a true guest spot, as the new Louis Vuitton Upside Down lowtop in python skin takes a page from the Air Yeezy II’s many textures. One key difference here is that while the Yeezy 2 has pushed into the two thousand dollar range on the resale market, these LVs come with a $1500+ MSRP; is any sneaker worth that much to you? Let us know after you’ve seen more below.