Dior’s Vibe Sneaker Is His Best Feminine Silhouette Yet

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Ever since Kim Jones was named Creative Director of Dior Men’s in March 2018, we’ve had some great sneaker options on the menswear side.

It was the Converse Chuck Taylor-inspired B23 sneaker in Dior’s signature Oblique pattern that initially caused a stir, the B27 came next, and more recently the brand launched a dad shoe dubbed the B30. Both silhouettes have become incredibly popular, but we haven’t seen the same production on the women’s fashion side. So far, that is.

Dior launched the Vibe Sneaker – a women’s exclusive that reinvents a classic running shoe with “the couture spirit of Dior”.

The silhouette is shaped like a combination of a chunky dad shoe and a futuristic runner, with white mesh and a clear rubber insert on the upper. Available in two colorways, a gold option and a silver option, the shoe is simple while maintaining the brand’s luxury elements.

Created by Maria Grazia Chiuri, the shoe features some of her signature elements, such as the star charm on the back, and is finished with a ‘Christian Dior’ signature on the tongue.

As a woman, I’ve always struggled to find good sneakers. It’s a sentiment shared by many – especially those with small feet – and most of us just want men’s shoes, but in a larger size. Many brands have also taken a “shrink it and pink it” approach, reimagining pre-existing products and making them pink, or creating “girly” sneakers because they are for the girls.

Dior’s Vibe sneaker is a breath of fresh air. It’s simple, stylish and a great all-around shoe, and is sure to become an instant favorite for sneakerheads. It drew inspiration from performance shoes such as Asics and New Balance, while maintaining its core DNA. Well done Dior.

Priced at £860 ($1,152), the Dior Vibe is currently available in-store on the brand’s website. At this rate, I’ll be putting a pair on my wishlist (alongside a pair of B23s, which are still one of my all-time favorite silhouettes from the brand and thankfully come in a size inclusive).

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