-Sizing is in UK and they run 1 size bigger so a UK7=US9=Eu42(maybe 41.5).
-Best price and selection is in France (Paris)
-They're allegedly made in the same factory than Common project and a slew of other designer shoes, material are much higher quality and I can't really fault the construction.
I believe the best price this season has been in London due to the low pound.
Yes, Lanvin use the same italian factory that Common Projects use. They even use the same sole on most of the styles. Margiela and Raf Simons (main line) also uses the same factory, and those of you that like the Lanvin hi-top are going to love one of the Raf-sneakers for FW08.
If I may comment on the price discussion; if I were to buy a pair of the Adidas that were posted it would be a total waste of money. I would never use them. So for me it is a better investment to spend a higher amount on shoes that I feel comfortable wearing. I have quite a few Lanvin, Raf, Common Projects, Visvim, Ubiq, Number (N)ine and Undercover sneakers and I would have to say that apart from Visvim there is nothing that can be compared with the quality of the products that have been coming out from CP and Lanvin these last few seasons. I would have to say, though, that the CP are generally a bit more comfortable than Lanvin as they give more easily, but the Lanvin have such a superior finish. But then again, with the Lanvin's you have to be a bit careful with the weather when wearing satins (as they will crack over time), and you have to be careful with the patents as any scratches will be very noticeable.
thanks tang and fuuma!
still havent seen tang, only fuumas and they suit you like a glove!! no words for how good they look on you!!!
Thanks, I'm not big on designer sneakers (I prefer beat up white converses or dressier shoes/boots) but those really fit what I'm going for so I acquired them. I think they go very well with more dressed up looks and luxurious materials but not as well with streetwear outfits so considering how I dress they're, indeed, a very good fit.
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Lanvin is finally introducing the sneakers line for women as well, starting from the cruise 09 season (so should be in stores around november).
I've seen some samples, the idea is very similar, just the shoelace is rather different (and different colors, mostly pastel colors from what I remember)...