"NOW YOURS", LOUIS VUITTON'S NEW SNEAKER CUSTOMISATION.
3RD SEPTEMBER, 2018.
Louis Vuitton will be increasing their customisation services to shoes and ready to wear. The service will be available in select stores starting the second week of September. It will eventually be available in most stores and online by March of 2019. Let's talk about the sneakers today!
IT'S ONLY AVAILABLE FOR THE RUN AWAY SNEAKER. I do not know of any plans to expand this to other shoe models nor do I think it will. With that out of the way, let's get into the details.
step 1: PRICE
There are 3 variations available:
1A) STANDARD CALF LEATHER: €980
1B) CALF LEATHER & ALLIGATOR LEATHER: €2500
1C) FULL ALLIGATOR LEATHER: €6900
The time it takes for your shoe to finish will depends on your picked option. The normal calf version should take 7-10 weeks depending on your location. The exotic versions should take around 11-20 weeks depending on your location.
STEP 2: THEME
2A) IF YOU PICKED CALF LEATHER
First of all, you can either:
A) Start from scratch with an all white shoe.
B) Start with one of the many pre done templates.
Does not matter which one you pick, the templates are just there to help you and give you ideas of what you can do.
No matter which one you pick, your next step will be to actually pick the colour/canvas of your shoe.
To do this, you need to know that the shoe is divided into 13 DIFFERENT CUSTOMISABLE "ZONES".
Each of the different zones, EXCLUDING THE LACES (more on that later), can be customised to your will with the 9 different colours shown below.
You can also replace 6 of the 13 zones with one of 4 canvas choices.
YOU CAN NOT MIX AND MATCH CANVASES.
You are locked into one canvas of your choice. You do not need to replace all 6 zones, you can pick the zones to be replaced with canvas to your liking.
2B) IF YOU PICK HALF CALF/HALF ALLIGATOR
Only 4 zones can be customised with this option. 4 different alligator leather colours are available.
YOU CAN MIX ALLIGATOR LEATHERS BUT ONLY UPTO 2 DIFFERENT COLOURS.
2C) IF YOU PICK FULL ALLIGATOR
With this option, you can get your sneaker in one single alligator colour or two using the 4 reduced zones rule above.
Laces are the same for all 3 different choices. You have a choice of 11 different colours and you get 1 extra pair of laces.
Hardwares, pictured below are available on all 3 of the choices. Hardwares come in either Gold or Silver.
With monogram canvas on your shoe: Locked into Gold hardware.
With Eclipse, White, Damier Graphite canvas on your shoe: Locked into Silver hardware.
Without any canvas on your shoe: You pick the colour of the hardware.
There are two different ways you can get your initials on the shoe.
LV STRIPES INITIALS / HEATSTAMPING
The LV Stripes Initials are the same as the "My Monogram" leather good personalisation. Only differences are there are 19 different colours available and only 2 stripes instead of 3.
The other option, hot stamped initials, come in the same colour as your hardware colour choice. However, this option is only available if your heel tab is in leather. Hence, if your heeltab is in canvas, you can not pick this.
Now all that's left to do is pick your size, pay and wait 7-20 weeks depending on your location and choices. Exotics will take longer. These wait times are obviously estimate so expect delays! Who knows, they could improve wait times in the future. For now, the information provided above IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE and there will very likely be lots of changes. Keep an eye out at your local store for the service. Expect in online sometime early 2019.
Stay tuned for more details on Ready To Wear customisation!