LOUIS VUITTON FIRST-EVER UNISEX SNEAKER
With its eco-responsible design made of 90% recycled and bio-sourced materials, Charlie, revealed on 12th November 2021 is the first ever unisex sneaker by Louis Vuitton.
August 4, 2021
Staying true to its innovative mindset, Louis Vuitton presents Charlie, a sneaker model vibrating at the pace of modern times. This new must-have for all wardrobes, regardless of gender, is ideal for an everyday life encompassing mobility, comfort and high quality, values dear to the House.
Charlie marks an important step forward in terms of eco-responsibility, as it challenges all the current standards thanks to its eco-conception featuring 90% recycled and bio-sourced materials.
The concept of circular creativity has been applied in a holistic way, from the studio sketches to Louis Vuitton’s shoes workshop in Fiesso d’Artico, northern Italy. This is how Charlie’s sole — which accounts for 50% of the sneaker’s weight —, made up of at least 94% recycled rubber, is record breaking while remaining supple and shock-absorbing.
The upper part is composed of smooth and grained synthetic material, produced from recycled polyester and a layer of Biopolioli, a corn based plastic. The entirely recycled laces echo the tongue patch made with Econyl, a 100% recycled and 100% recyclable nylon derived from nylon waste, also used on the back of the Charlie and for the House’s signature. The inside sole and lining are respectively composed of recycled polyurethane and recycled polyester.
Available in sizes 34 to 47 (3 to 13 in US sizes) in a low and high-top version.