This year, Christian Louboutin has teamed up with former French professional handball player Henri Tai and his e-concept store SportyHenri.com to collaborate on two of the most unique projects in the world of sportswear, first dressing the Cuban National delegation for the Rio Olympic Games, and now, for an exclusive and first-of-its-kind capsule collection. Taking inspiration from Sporty Henri’s motto, “Mettre Le Sport En Valeur,” Christian Louboutin is pleased to present four limited edition styles created exclusively for the partnership, each based on beloved and highly collectible sneaker silhouettes in the men’s collection.
The trainers leverage Sporty Henri’s clean colour palette of white, cobalt blue and black, as well as the brand’s logo – a playful and elegant profile inspired by founder Henri Tai. Each trainer is finished with Christian Louboutin’s signature red sole, here in relaxed rubber.
Launched in April, Sporty Henri offers a unique proposition between shopping and editorial for the sartorially inclined athlete, including world class advice above and beyond routine styling and fit guidance. The site aims to inspire its audience to elevate their sporting life through knowledge and support from highly-regarded experts in the field, including world class athletes such as Tony Parker, as well as “les Amis d’Henri,” an online collective of sportsmen sharing the benefit of their experience with equipment and personal practice, as well as tips on an active lifestyle.
Sporty Henri’s offering features a diverse mix of premium international brands as well as niche labels from the intersection of fashion and sport, all selected by Tai personally. The collaboration with Christian Louboutin marks the first exclusive capsule created for the site.
Christian Louboutin for SportyHenri.com is available at SportyHenri.com and at select Christian Louboutin flagship boutiques including New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Seoul, Dubai, Tokyo and Beijing.