If you have ever had to deal with any form of swelling in your feet, especially after prolonged bouts of standing, walking or running, you do not need anyone to explain to you the importance of comfortable shoes that can serve as a cushion for your feet against the hard ground. Unfortunately, more often than not, aesthetics is sacrificed on the altar of comfort.
Maria Grazia Chiuri, Dior’s first female artistic director is changing this narrative.
Making its debut entrance on a glitzy runway at the Paris Fashion Week, the Solar slip-on sneaker is finally available to the public in three fall-inspired colourways of bronze, blue and burgundy. To ensure a comfortable fit, the shoe comes with a padded collar, along with stretch inserts on the sides, although you are advised to “please order a half size up” as the “shoe runs small.”
Featuring the label’s iconic Dior Oblique pattern throughout, the pair is constructed out of premium velvet material, which took more than 150,000 stitches to put together. Rounding out the design is the textured rubber sole engraved with a star, Christian Dior’s lucky symbol.
As the world of fashion increasingly moves away from formal wear to the more laid-back and comfortable street and athleisure wear in response to a pandemic that has forced more and more people to work from home, Dior’s chic Solar slip-on sneaker presents the perfect footwear to complete your street style, that is, if you would not mind parting with $790. For a shoe that gives stylish comfort, however, it just may be worth it.