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JW ANDERSON PURPLE SNEAKER

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What makes a good sneaker? Well, it’s got to be durable, agile, and adaptable to a whole load of looks. Did we mention it should be timeless, too? A lot of boxes to tick, we know, but if a shoe is going to accompany you through your everyday, it’s gotta fit the part.

Luckily, Mr Jonathan Anderson knows a thing or two about crafting killer kicks. After a highly successful collaboration with Converse, JW Anderson has envisioned its first-ever, in-house sneaker. Premiered as part of the brand’s menswear AW21 collection, the high-top silhouette comes with both exaggerated proportions and coated bold colourways, including pea green, grape purple and orange. Made from high-quality leather, the sneaker is topped off with a thick, gum sole.

“At JW Anderson we have always looked at this idea of deconstruction and blowing up proportions,” says Jonathan Anderson. “Through the development with our design team and at the factories that we work with we came up with a new shoe that’s a twist on the traditional. I like to think of it as an abstraction of a known sneaker but with disproportionate volumes.”

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