After NYC, London and Milan, everyone looks to Paris to provide a kind of omnipotent eye over style narratives. For sneakerheads, Paris was a little worrying. Brands like Balenciaga, who galvanised the scene back in FW18, exiled sneakers from the runway, favouring formalwear. Over at the Grand Palais, Maison Margiela shutdown any follow-ups to the Security Sneaker, sending their models down the runway with iPhones strapped to technicoloured boots. Gucci’s sneaker offerings were slim, and Kim Jones told us he was ‘bored of the term’ streetwear.
Still, sneaker staples arrived in Paris.
Virgil Abloh took to the runway with pace, Comme des Garçons continues to lend Nike a hand in reviving sneaker's pariahs, and Jun Takahashi stuck wings on the Waffle Racer.
Here are all the key sneaker takeaways from Paris Fashion Week SS19.