Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Kanye West x Louis Vuitton Footwear Collaboration Has Just Hit Stores x The "Gay Fish" Deserves Some Applause!

"The much awaited Kanye West X Louis Vuitton Sneakers have finally hit the stores and we have some closer and more detailed shots of the kicks for everyone. The opulent luxury sneakers come housed in a matte Louis Vuitton box with the words “Louis Vuitton et Kanye West” printed on them. The shoes are stored away carefully in Louis Vuitton dust bags and each pair of shoes come with extra laces and an envelope containing mini booklets. Good things come in nice packaging, and we will admit it, the classy packaging makes these new kicks more desirable. Afterall, we do live in a highly commercial and materialistic world. Get yours at Louis Vuitton retailers."

Information Courtesy Of: Freshnessmag.Com

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Although my interest in the Kanye West x Louis Vuitton Footwear collaboration has subsided in recent months (and continues to drop sharply in direct proportion to the impossible amount of Hipsterific hype heaped upon them), 1 thing that hasn't changed is my respect for Mr. West's ability to take Hip Hop culture and fashion to the next level.

Even though I do NOT adhere to his desperately "daring to be different" Trendoid emboldening tendencies (NOTE: Much of which I blame on the tumultuous 2 years leading up to his Antares© Auto-Tune™ asphyxiated cry for help of an album, "808's And Heartbreak" ... so, he gets a teeny tiny pass ... lol), thanks (?) to Philadelphia hoodster honey Amber Rose he has chopped off the human raccoon cap/mullet, gave her his "murse" and actually copped his latest pair of Balmain jeans from the men's section - yes, he seems to be taking the long "walk of shame" back home to Reality-ville. Too b-a-d these Louis Vuitton kicks were designed while he was still buggin' the fuck out because, had they not had the "FRO-ny" tail inspired heel padding and them gay ass "Rhinestone Cowboy" tassle laces, I might have been able to really fuxs with these ... I mean, like, seriously ... lol.

In any event, while we both approach this fly shit differently, with the release of this ground (and wallet) breaking collection I have got to give it up to the homie. Kanye West has successfully managed to tie the Nike streetwear world and the high fashion world of Louis Vuitton together and has built a bridge to somewhere (No Sarah Palin!) where the code of the corner and the glittering runway can, eventually, both co-exist - Livestyle L.O.V.E.'s that! Real recognize real.

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