Soft, comfortable, stylish and oh-so-incredibly light are just some of the terms to describe Loro Piana’s latest offering: a new version of their very popular 360LP Walk sneakers. Named aptly in recognition of their amazing weight — they weigh only 360 grams — these shoes are currently available in exclusive colours in China, Hong Kong and Macau.
In these special edition colours, the sneakers come in men’s and women’s variation, as well as a unisex version. A striking splash of red trimming marks each pair of shoes, with the detailing taking on a more pronounced character in the women’s version. The unisex pair sits apart in a light dove grey colour, with a subtle red-coloured rim wrapping around the ankle.
As in all creations by a luxury brand such as Loro Piana, what sets these sneakers apart is their exquisite material and technical craftsmanship. Made of the brand’s signature material of exceptionally superior and ultra-soft Merino wool, sourced especially from Australia and New Zealand, the sneakers boast a particularly noticeable level of flexibility and has a spring-like stretch that adds substantially to the comfort level. This is possible mainly because of the special supple properties of the fabric that allows it to conform to the shape of the wearer’s foot. The use of wool also acts as an additional function as the natural breathability of the wool ensures a degree of cool dryness, even in warm climates like Hong Kong’s.
The unique construction has been carefully designed to complement the materials used. The intricately knitted woollen upper, crafted in the label’s manufacturing mill in Italy, envelops the foot for a smooth and snug fit. The thick, slightly raised sole, meanwhile, provides appropriate cushioning below, along with a non-slip texture at the sole. Loro Piana artisans manually assemble the rest of the components such as the leather trimming and red colour accents for the ultimate shoe, exclusively available on this side of the globe.
A perfect blend of contemporary fashion and practical usability, Loro Piana’s 360LP Walk sneakers are ideal for both casual as well as athletic wear. All you need to do is get walking.
Apart from the Hong Kong, Macau and China exclusive, the Loro Piana 360LP also comes in a variety of colours available globally.
For more information, visit loropiana.com.